Rajma Cutlets

By Nmami Agarwal     28-Jun 2018

Rajma Cutlets

Cutlets can be healthy too! Here’s a great way to combine nutrients with flavour. Try out this crisp rajma cutlet recipe which makes for a great snack for children. You can pack these in their lunches and be prepared to see full empty lunch boxes as they will devour them without any fuss. Kidney beans are enriched with protein, potassium, magnesium, and dietary fibre which aids in lowering cholesterol levels in your blood.  Also, it’s a healthy option for diabetics because of its low glycemic index, which keeps your body’s sugar content balanced.

Calories: 143-145

Course: Evening snack


  • Rajma– 15 grams (1/2 Cup overnight soaked rajma)
  • Onions- ½ small
  • Fresh ginger garlic paste- ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves- 5
  • Coriander leaves- 10 g
  • Red chilli powder- ½ tsp
  • Cumin powder- ½ tsp
  • Garam masala powder- ½ tsp
  • Kasuri methi(dry fenugreek leaves)- ½ tsp
  • Toasted bread crumbs- 1
  • Olive oil- 1 tsp
  • Salt to taste


  • Pressure cook soaked rajma for 7-8 whistles.
  • Grind rajma coarsely in a grinder; don’t add the water while grinding.
  • Mix all the ingredients except oil in a bowl add grinded rajma; combine well with your fingers.
  • If your mixture comes out dry, sprinkle some water, mix well and form like a dough and roll into balls. Flatten the balls with your palm into cutlets.
  • On medium heat, heat up a non stick pan place cutlet and drizzle oil on the sides of the cutlets, cook for few minutes and flip to the other side using spatula, cook on low flame until it turns golden colour.  
  • Serve it hot with mint chutney.

Over to you

Add these amazing and mouth-watering rajma cutlets to your snack menu and enjoy every bite of it. Try this and impress your family and friends. Also, you can garnish this with pomegranate seeds to present it to your guests.

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Pinaca is a traditional Goan sweet dish. This dish is made by Goan rice, jaggery and plenty of coconut. Pinaca are usually made into sweet balls and can be consumed all year long. This simple sweet dish is easy to make yet high in nutrient value.

Nutritional value
Pinaca balls are high on nutrition as they contain jaggery, which is good source of iron, naturally occurring B vitamins, minerals like phosphorus, zinc, calcium and copper. Coconut contains lauric acid, which helps to increases good HDL cholesterol, also cytokinin’s present in coconut have showed anti-ageing, anti-carcinogenic effects.


40 grams Goan rice flour
¼ fresh coconut
1 tablespoon Jaggery
1 tablespoon desiccated grated coconut
Pinch of cardamom powder
Nuts (optional)
Coconut water (optional)

Calories- 217 kcal
Carbs- 28.6 grams
Protein- 1.9 grams
Fats- 10.3 grams

Course- Dessert


First take the Goan rice and dry roast it on a tawa or pan.

Cool the rice and later powder them in a grinder.

Now take jaggery, crush it and grind it along with coconut, also add pinch of cardamom powder. Grind them on a round grinding stone if possible, otherwise just use a grinder.

Take this mixture out and keep adding flour, a little at a time and just mix it well with your hands. Add coconut water if needed.

Mix well and form small balls out of this mixture.

Nuts can also be added to the mixture. (optional)

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Pinaca recipe is easy to make and come out with sweet results. So, make this nutritious recipe for your near and dear ones.
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