Crispy Spinach Cutlet is an interesting snack recipe which is made using chana dal, fresh spinach leaves and besan. A melange of spices go in the making of this delicious cutlet. Apart from being flavourful and tasty, this cutlet recipe is full of nutrients too as it is made with iron rich spinach.
120 gm washed & dried,shredded spinach
3 tablespoon gram flour (besan)
1/2 inch chopped ginger
1 teaspoon powdered salt
1/2 teaspoon chana masala powder
25 gm washed & dried chana dal
1 chopped onion
1 chopped green chilli
1 cup refined oil
1/2 teaspoon powdered chaat masala
To make this delicious snack recipe, soak the chana dal for an hour and then pressure cook it. Once done, drain the excess water. Then take a pan and heat it over moderate flame. Add the dal in the pan and fry it for few seconds.
Then add finely chopped spinach, onions, green chillies in the pan. Stir well and add besan, salt, chana masala powder, chaat masala powder, green chilli, ginger and onion. If you want a tangy flavour, then you may add little lemon juice to it as well. Remove from flame and allow the mixture to cool.
Now make round balls of this mix. Flatten them a bit using your palms and shape them like a cutlet. Take a pan and add refined oil in it for frying. Heat it over high flame or for around 5-6 minutes. Once the oil is sufficiently hot, add the prepared cutlet in the pan and deep fry them till they turn golden brown from both the sides.
Transfer the cutlets in a serving plate and wipe them with an absorbent paper/tissue paper to remove extra oil. Serve the delicious cutletes with green chutney or tomato ketchup.