Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Protein rich Chana Cutlet / Chickpeas Patties

My favorite snack is always a cutlet, but I am bored of cooking usual potato and veggie cutlet. I was thinking to try a different cutlet recipe and also a healthier one. At that time, I saw the soaked chana with which I was planning to prepare chana masala for dinner. So I used some of the soaked chana to prepare cutlet. This chana cutlet is fully packed with proteins. This cutlet will give excellent taste when we have with mint chutney, but I didn’t have mint leaves in home. So had with tomato ketchup which also gave great taste. Chana is a very good source of protein and also rich in dietary fiber. A good thing about chana is that they are low in fat. Try this healthy snack in home and enjoy with your family.

Prep time: 8 hours 30 minutes (including soaking time)
Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 8 hours 50 minutes

Chana / chickpeas – 1 cup
Onion – 1, finely chopped
Ginger garlic paste – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
Red chili powder – 1 tsp
Coriander powder – 2 tsp
Garam masala – ½ tsp
Amchoor powder – ½ tsp
Salt to taste
Egg – 1, whisked
Bread crumbs- ½ cup
Cilantro – few
Olive oil – 2 tbsp

1. Soak chana overnight and pressure cook it for 6 to 7 whistles. Drain the water and grind it coarsely in a mixer without water.
2. Heat oil in a pan, saute onions till it turns translucent. Add all the spice powders and little amount of water, saute till the raw smell leaves.
3. Add the grounded chana and salt to it, give a good mix. Add the cilantro to it. Allow the mixture to cool.
4. Take small amount of mixture, make it into a cutlet or pattie shape. Dip it in a whisked egg mixture and roll over it on bread crumbs. Heat tawa and place the cutlet.
5. Cook until it turns golden brown on both sides. Serve hot.