Palak Cutlet

Cutlets can be made with potatoes and many other vegetables. They make a great snack served with tea or can even be served as a starter with cocktails at any party. Here we have added spinach which not only adds its colour but also its nutrients.

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Palak Cutlet


Main ingredients Medium bunch of spinach (palak), Green chillies, Ginger, Potatoes, Garam masala powder, Fresh breadcrumbs, Oil
Cuisine Indian
Course Snacks and Starters
Prep time 20-25 minutes
Cook time 10-15 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Savoury
Level of cooking Easy
Others Vegetarian


  • 1 medium bunch of spinach (palak), blanched and drained
  • 2 green chillies, broken
  • ½ inch ginger
  • 3 medium potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • Oil for greasing + for shallow frying
  • Tomato ketchup to serve


  1. Coarsely grind together blanched spinach, green chillies and ginger in a mixer without using any water. Transfer into a large bowl. 
  2. Add potatoes, garam masala powder and salt and mix till well combined. Add fresh breadcrumbs and mix well.
  3. Grease your hands with some oil and take a small portion of the mixture and shape it like a ball. Slightly flatten to shape it like a cutlet. 
  4. Heat sufficient oil in a non-stick shallow pan. Slide in the cutlets and shallow fry till golden brown and crisp. Drain on absorbent paper. 
  5. Arrange the cutlets on a serving platter and serve hot with tomato ketchup.