Spinach Cutlet / Palak Cutlet


3 cups spinach, finely chopped
1 onion, finely chopped
2-3 medium potatoes
1 piece ginger, finely chopped
3 green chillies, finely chopped
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
1/2 tsp garam masala
a pinch of cumin seeds
2 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
1 egg, lightly beaten
bread crumbs as required
salt to taste


  1. Wash and finely chop the spinach. Boil the potatoes, peel off the skin and mash them well and keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and splutter cumin seeds. Add finely chopped onion and saute well till transparent.
  3. Add chopped ginger, green chillies and salt and saute for a minute.
  4. Add the chopped spinach to this, mix well and fry till the leaves are cooked and all the water dries up. Add turmeric powder and garam masala and mix well.
  5. Add mashed potatoes and chopped coriander leaves, mix well for 2 minutes on low flame and switch off the flame.
  6. Once the mixture has cooled off a bit, make small balls and flatten into desired shapes.
  7. Dip each cutlet into the beaten egg and then roll in bread crumbs till well coated on all sides.
  8. Heat oil in a pan and fry the cutlets on medium flame till golden brown on both sides. Remove from the oil and drain them on a paper towel….Serve hot with tomato sauce..
  • You can also dip cutlet in maida batter (mix 1-2 tbsp maida in little water and prepare a thin batter) and then roll them in bread crumbs.

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