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
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!