Soya Spinach cutlets

Veggies can be tasty too, need not be a boring salad or curry. This cutlet is filled with protein from soya and iron from spinach.

Ingredients

  1. Soya nuggets – 100 grams
  2. Spinach – 1 bunch
  3. Potato – 1 medium size
  4. Onions – 1 medium size
  5. Oil – 4 tablespoon
  6. Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  7. Green chilli- 2 chopped
  8. Ginger 1 tsp chopped
  9. Garam masala – 1 tsp
  10. Coriander leaves – finely chopped 3/4 tsp
  11. Mint leaves – 3/4 leaves finely chopped
  12. Freshly crushed pepper – 2 tsp
  13. Fennel powder- 1 tsp
  14. Salt
  15. Bread crumbs
  16. Refined flour -5 tsp
  17. Water – 1/4 cup

Method

Boil some water with salt in it. Turn of the gas and add the soya nuggets, leave it aside for ten minutes. Cook the potato in the cooker for two to three whistles. Chop the onions, ginger, chillies and spinach.


Remove the nuggets and squeeze water out of it.Run the soya in the food processor till it is finely minced.

Peel the potato and mash it.

Heat a frying pan and pour about 3 tsp of oil. Add cumin followed by chilli and ginger. Add the onions and cook till its translucent. Add spinach and let it cook, followed by the minced soya and potatoes. Add the chopped herbs and the spices (leave a pinch of pepper aside) and cook on high flame. Let it cool. Once cool make small round patties. 
Put a frying pan on the stove. Add the remaing oil and let it heat. The cutlets will be shallow fried.

Take the maida in a bowl and mix water to make a batter, it should be of a good consistency, not too thin or too dense. Add a bit of pepper powder to this.

Dip the patties in the batter and cover it with bread crumbs and fry it till both sides are browned.

If needed instead of maida batter you can also use egg whites


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