Crispy Spinach Cutlet is an interesting snack recipe which is made using chana dal, fresh spinach leaves and besan.

Time: 40 minutes


  • 120 gm washed & dried,shredded spinach
  • 3 tablespoon gram flour (besan)
  • 1/2 inch chopped ginger
  • 1 teaspoon powdered salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chana masala powder
  • 25 gm washed & dried chana dal
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 1 chopped green chilli
  • 1 cup refined oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered chaat masala


  • To make this delicious snack recipe, soak the chana dal for an hour and then pressure cook it. Once done, drain
  • the excess water. Then take a pan and heat it over moderate flame. Add the dal in the pan and fry it for few
  • seconds.
  • Then add finely chopped spinach, onions, green chillies in the pan. Stir well and add besan, salt, chana masala
  • powder, chaat masala powder, green chilli, ginger and onion. If you want a tangy flavour, then you may add
  • little lemon juice to it as well. Remove from flame and allow the mixture to cool.
  • Now make round balls of this mix. Flatten them a bit using your palms and shape them like a cutlet. Take a pan
  • and add refined oil in it for frying. Heat it over high flame or for around 5-6 minutes. Once the oil is sufficiently
  • hot, add the prepared cutlet in the pan and deep fry them till they turn golden brown from both the sides.
  • Transfer the cutlets in a serving plate and wipe them with an absorbent paper/tissue paper to remove extra oil.
  • Serve the delicious cutletes with green chutney or tomato ketchup.