Monday, October 20, 2008

Dal Paneer Cutlets

Dal Paneer Cutlets


1.Crumpled Paneer - 200g

2.A mix of masoor dal and tuar dal/sambhar dal(boiled and mashed) - 1/2 cup

3.Chopped Onions - 1

4.Chopped Tomatoes - 2

5.Corriander Leaves - a small bunch(you can use curry leaves as well, nut corriander leaves taste better)

6.Bengal gram flour/Besan/Kadalapodi - (less than 1/4 cup)to be mixed with water to make a batter

7.Rice flour - to coat the cutlets before frying

8.Green chilli(chopped) - 1

9.Turmeric powder/Haldi - 1/4 tsp.

10.Cumin seeds/Jeera - 1tsp.

11.Baking powder - a pinch

12.Garam masala - 2 tsp.

13.Chaat masala(optional) - 1 tsp.

14.Red chilli powder(optional) - 1/4 to 1/2 tsp.

15.Vinegar/Lemon juice - 1 tsp.

16.Salt - a pinch

Method :
1. In a bowl, mix the crumpled paneer, onions, green chillies, tomatoes, chopped corriander leaves, the dal mixture, turmeric powder, jeera, garam masala, baking powder, chaat masala(optional), red chilli powder(optional), vinegar/lemon juice and salt.

2. Mix well and make small cutlets(raised ovals) out of this mixture .

3.Make a batter of besan and water. this batter should be slightly thick. Dip the cutlets in this batter and then coat with rice flour.

3.Heat some oil in a non-stick pan, add the cutlets one by one, fry both sides till brown.

4. Take them out and absorb the extra oil with a tissue paper.

5.Serve hot with or without any sauce.

Variation: You can use any dal to make these cutlets, and can add as many vegetables as you wish.

These scrumptious cutlets are easy-to-make and have a taste that is different from our common potato cutlets. Comments are always welcome :)


  1. i gave my mom this recipe ...she prepared this for me and i jus loved it.

  2. Delighted to know this,gd,thnx a lot :-)


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