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Healthy Spinach cutlets: A rains and food hookup

No matter how old, looking at rains we subconsciously sing Pitter-patter raindrops in our minds (or sometimes out loud), don’t we? The lush green of trees divinely balances out the murky sky that’s painted a dull grey and makes us feel blue. We crave for everything from a long drive to the warmth of a blanket or a walk in the rain to some comfort food.

Whoever discovered the appetising hookup between rains and food must’ve been a true foodie at heart. The aroma of the earth bathing gloriously in rainwater evokes the same indulgent feeling in us as the smell of crisp onion pakodas somersaulting in a fry pan, doesn’t it? Tempted as I was to give those pakodas a chance, the diet-conscious me ended up making an easy non-fried Spinach cutlet instead. I’m sharing the recipe with you here. 🙂


Spinach leaves – 1 cup

Bread crumbs (white or brown) – 1.5 to 2 cups

Onion (fine-chopped) – 1 no (optional)

Green chillies – 3-4

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Sesame seeds – 1 tbsp

Garam Masala – 1 tsp

Oil – 1 tbsp

Salt to taste

For garnish:

Curd (beaten and lightly sweetened) – 2-3 tbsp

Cumin powder – 1 tsp

Red chilly powder – 1 tsp

Chat Masala – 1 tsp

Lemon wedge – 1 no

Salt to taste

Onion and tomato (sliced) salad seasoned with salt and black pepper – 1/2 cup


1. Blend the spinach leaves in a blender with the green chillies.

2. In a bowl, take this spinach puree and add the rest of the ingredients.

3. Mix them well until they form a dough that you can work with.

4. You can adjust the consistency by adding or reducing the quantity of bread crumbs. However, don’t add water.

5. Make cutlets of any shape of your choice and keep aside.

6. Heat a pan or tawa and add some oil to it. Shallow fry the cutlets till they are brown from both sides.

7. Take the cutlets on a lovely plate and garnish. Serve with some fresh onion and tomato salad on the side.

I binged on these cutlets guilt-free and can vouch that they’re as yummy as any other oily comfort food. They are filling and can be a complete meal on their own. Packed with the goodness of vitamins and proteins, they’re just what the dietician ordered. 😉

Do try them and let me know how they were!

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  1. Anagha Yatin says:

    Bey Varsh… thank you for this one. My settings for snacks for this week end is done with this.
    Nothing like a tasty colourful healthy treat to peek up the gloomy rainy day!

  2. Will try the spinach variant of cutlet. Good for kids lunch box

  3. Nice healthy recipe !

  4. A healthy one, will love to try.

  5. looking delicious drooling

  6. I love spinach and I love rains. So this is completely for me

  7. Abhinav Singh says:

    It’s so easy to make Even a bad cook like me can attempt making it. The best part is that it’s healthy too.

  8. Such healthy recipes give you and your kids the right nutrition. Thanks

  9. Nisha Malik says:

    Wow. These cutlets sound very healthy and easy to make. Will definitely try them.

  10. flavorsofworld says:

    Thank you for sharing such a healthy food. Will definitely try this one

  11. This sounds like a perfect recipe to cure monsoon woes. Trying this one soon.

  12. jhilmildsaha says:

    Just yesterday i was thinking of including more green and leafy veggies in my kid’s diet and now here you go.

  13. Wow what a recipe, am trying just today. Also wish to tell you this not only an exceptional cook you are wonderful at playing it so well too dear, am always drooling over your pics

  14. Spinach is my favourite and love your recipes always. I will surely try it soon.

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