Pacha Cheera Cutlets (Kerala Green Spinach Cutlets)
Makes 8-10 nos.
1 bunch pacha cheera leaves (discard stems)
1 medium potato boiled
1 medium onion chopped
1 tsp ginger/garlic paste
1 tsp chili powder
½ tsp garam masala
¼ tsp turmeric powder
2-3 tbsp breadcrumbs
3 tbsp oil
Clean and chop the cheera finely.
Heat 1tbsp oil and add onions. Saute till they start to brown.
Add ginger/garlic paste and stir for few minutes.
Add chili powder, turmeric powder and garam masala and stir.
Add cheera leaves, stir and cook covered for few minutes.
Make sure all water evaporates and let it cool.
Add mashed potato and adjust salt.
Make patties of desired shape. If it’s too soft, add a tbsp of bread crumbs to bind.
Coat with bread crumbs.
Heat the rest of the oil on a tava and fry till both sides are brown.
To deep fry, first dip the cutlets in a paste of maida and water (or beaten egg) and coat breadcrumbs.
Preferably, avoid egg and keep it pure vegetarian.