LENTIL CUTLETS


LENTIL CUTLETS
Lentil cutlets are somewhat similar to lentil or bean burgers. This is a healthy substitution for potato cutlets or aloo tikkis, especially for people watching their carbs. I shallow fried the cutlets instead of deep frying them. I made these cutlets with whole toor dhal. Any types of lentils or beans can be used here.

INGREDIENTS:
1. Any types of lentils or beans, 1 cup, soaked overnight if beans are used.
2. Red onion, large, 1.
3. Chili powder, 1 teaspoon.
4. Ginger-garlic paste, 1 teaspoon.
5. Dried herbs like mint, parsley, ¼ teaspoon of each.
6. Cilantro, chopped finely, ½ cup.
7. Salt as per taste.
8. All-purpose flour, ½ cup.
9. Whole wheat bread crumbs, 1-1/2 to 2cups.

PREPARATION:
Cook the lentils or the beans until they are tender and drain out the excess water from them and mash them well. A blender can also be used for mashing. Dice the onion finely. Heat a pan with some oil and add the diced onions. Sauté them for a few minutes until they are tender. Now add the sautéed onions to the mashed lentils. Then add ginger-garlic paste, dried herbs, cilantro, salt, chili powder, cilantro and mix everything well. Make small patties out them and keep aside. Take the flour in a small bowl, add ¼ cup water and make a batter. Take the bread crumbs in a pan. Heat a flat bottomed pan with ¼ cup of oil. Create a work station arranging the plate with the patties first, the bowl with the flour batter next, and the bread crumbs plate next to that. When the pan is hot enough, take a patty and immerse it in the flour batter. Then put it on the bread crumbs plate and cover the patty with the bread crumbs and put it on the hot pan. Repeat the same with a few more patties until the pan is covered. There should be some space between the cutlets while cooking to move them around. Let then cook for 5-7 minutes until the side facing the pan is golden-brown and crisp. Flip all the patties to the other side and let them cook for another 5 minutes. Repeat the same with the remaining patties and serve the hot cutlets hot with tomato sauce.

38 comments:

Asha said...

Love the shapes, great looking Cutlets and healthy too! :)

Mahimaa's kitchen said...

very healthy... wonderful dish.

Poornima Nair said...

The cutlets are really tempting...using lentils is so much more healthier...

Ushanandini said...

Healthy cutlets. I like the colour and great snack.

Pooja said...

Looking cute Gita...Healthy version of cutlets..

Priya said...

Gita, thats a brilliant idea of making cutlets with lentils, Really a healthy snacks:)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Healthy, yummy, crispy and a wholesome snack... Wearing your innovative cap!!!

Jeena said...

Great lentil cutlets Gita, I love fod like this!

Suma Rajesh said...

loooks tempting ...

Varsha Vipins said...

Superb Gita..They looks amazing crisp..krum mrum..:D

Prathibha said...

looking perfect...Yummy!!!

Vibaas said...

i love protein rich recipes. looks tempting

Cham said...

Healthy and protein rich appetizer!

Kitchen Flavours said...

Nutritious and yum

Valarmathi said...

Looks crispy and yummy. Healthy one.

Malar Gandhi said...

Sounds very healthy to me...

Smitha said...

This is one of my fav snacks.

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy healthy ones dear

Astra Libris said...

Mmmm, such a tempting healthful recipe!! I love how you shallow-pan fried them, and they still look beautifully crispy as ever!! Such a fabulous source of fiber and protein, too - in a super-yummy package!

Uma said...

Yummy cutlests! Look so good :)

Jaishree said...

Healthy cutlets.. looks tempting gita:)

Ammu said...

Very healthy & nutrious cutlet. Best for kids.

vidhas said...

Healthy cutlets, can you please me some.

Sanghi said...

Nearing to vadas, but this looks healthy and spongy..!

ARUNA said...

those cutlets look just perfect and crispy!!

Ann said...

Gita,g great great click...and yes your cutlets are truly healthy..

Chitra said...

nice, healthy:)

Vicky Xavier. said...

Lovely cutlets with lentils. Very healthy one than the usuals. Nice recipe dear.

Suparna said...

hi Gita,
lentil cutlets look so crispy. great at tea time mmmm would be a great filler too!
TC

Laavanya said...

That looks so good Gita.. i've only tried with chickpeas/black beans so far - toor dhal sounds good.

Pavithra said...

wonderful dish.. And i will try it out

Dhanya Nambirajan said...

Cutlet looks Awesome and healthy too..:).

Priya said...

Gita, yea am from pondicherry ya! am so happy to know that u r also from pondy!

Nath said...

It's a new recipe for me :)
I'll try, I have a foody blog too, visit me if you don't mine ^^ thx

Shama Nagarajan said...

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Purva Desai said...

These are protein packed cutlets

Le @HC said...

panfried lentil cutlets.. very creative..

VIDYA VENKY said...

these cutlets look yummy..lovely blog