Thursday, June 19, 2014

Spinach/Palak Cutlet Kerala Style

Today I am sharing a healthy and delicious starter recipe spinach/ palak/cheera cutlet.This recipe which is so easy to prepare and full on with the goodness of spinach.This is made from spinach and potatoes.It is nutritious as well as delicious.

My mom usually prepare these cutlets as an evening snack and serve with some ketchup or chutney.

Usually cutlets are dipped in beaten egg and roll it on breadcrumbs and deep fried.We can prepare these by shallow frying also.
My mom made these cutlet for me.I actually prepare meat cutlets  frequently which is more time consuming while these spinach cutlets  are very easy to prepare.we can feed these to kids also by reducing the spices.

Here goes the the recipe...just try it out.....

  • Spinach leaves/palak -1small  bunch(cleaned, finely chopped)
  • Potato/aloo-3 large(boiled, peeled, mashed)
  • Onion-1 medium, finely chopped
  • Green chilly-3, finely chopped
  • Ginger-1tsp minced
  • Garlic-2-3cloves, minced
  • Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
  • Garam Masala-1/2 tsp
  • Black pepper(crushed)-1tsp
  • Breadcrumbs-1/2cup
  • Egg-1
  • Salt -as per taste
  • Oil-to deep fry /shallow fry

  • Boil the potatoes, peel the skin and mash it.Keep it aside. 
  • Wash spinach leaves well and let it dry thoroughly. Chop them finely. 
  • Heat 2tsp oil in a pan and add the minced ginger, garlic and green chillies. Saute for a  minute.
  • Then add onion, saute till it becomes light brown.
  • Add turmeric powder, garam masala, crushed black pepper and saute for a while.
  • Add chopped spinach. Once the spinach has wilted and is semi- cooked (about2-3minutes), add mashed potato to this.Add salt.Mix it well.
  • There should be no water in this mixture. 
  • Make equal sized balls and roll them into oval or round shape by pressing it with your fingers. 
  • Dip each cutlet into lightly beaten egg and roll it in breadcrumbs. Do this one by one.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottomed pan.Once oil becomes hot, drop the cutlets slowly into the oil.Fry it in a medium flame until it turns golden brown as shown in the picture. 
  1.  Make sure that potato is fully cooked before mashing them.
  2. Adding spinach can be replaced with your favorite green (methi/coriander) or vegetable(carrot/beans/peas).
  3. You can also use a cornflour dip and roll it on breadcrumbs and fry them.
  4. You can also do shallow fry instead of deep fry. 
Serve hot with tomato ketchup, Challas or with Coconut mint chutney and Enjoy this delicious starter.....

Happy Cooking! !!!


  1. Hi Lotus it looks yummmmmyyy..easy recipe...i will try it soon. I likes ur meat was very tasty n a big hit for my New year party.thanks..

  2. The cutlets are looking so yummy. I am not so much fond of them but its definitely looking fabulous...

  3. Nice and well written recipe. Chicken tastes good in any form, You can also try order chicken pickle achar and various non veg pickles by SITARA at their online store, The India's biggest online store for pickles

  4. Wow Thats a traditional recipe and my all time favorite.I can live full day on it looks mouthwatering. nice post.