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Daal Cutlets

Instant homemade cutlets serve as party snack

Recipe by Chitra Ahluwalia Pal of New York, US

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 1 cup Masoor daal or Chana daal
    • ½ onion chopped in small pieces
    • ½ tsp of red chili powder
    • Salt to taste
    • Haldi a pinch
    • 1 green chili chopped
    • 1 tbsp of green dhania/cilantro chopped
    • ½ tbsp of lemon juice
    • 1 egg white
    • 1 cup of dry bread crubs to coat
    • Oil to fry


    1. Boil the daal till soft and dry. Grind it well and keep it aside in mixing bowl.
    2. Add chopped dhania, onions, green chilies, salt and red chili powder.
    3. Add lemon juice and mix it well.
    4. Form them in balls and then in desired cutlets shapes or cut them with help of cookie cutter.
    5. Dip each cutlet in egg and then roll them in bread crumbs sheet or tray. Set them aside for 5 minutes to set the bread crumbs.
    6. Now deep fry them and serve hot with tea or coffee.
    7. You can make them ahead of time and freeze them in air tight container and fry later.


    Chitra Ahluwalia Pal

    Chitra Ahluwalia Pal

    Thanks Mr Shah, You can always use ,melted butter instead of egg or spray oil just to coat bread crumbs.

    Mr Shah

    Hi Chitra, as usual great recipes and i also visited your blog and i really liked all of them along with the tip of the day. i have a question for this one, can we use some thing else besides eggs to pour and deep fry? I mean for those people who's strictly vegetarian can use something else any sort of batter? thanks