You can make delicious cutlets from plantains and potatoes. You can have them ready in just 30 minutes. So, here's an easy breezy recipe for a perfect teatime snack. They're nutritious too. A good way to include raw plantain in your diet.
Healthy binge eating in my daily thing. 😉 I sometimes sandwich these patties in between burger buns to enjoy delicious guilt-free burgers.
You need very few ingredients to prepare these cutlets. You can use equal amounts of banana and potato or a little more amount of potato to make these cutlets. Fry the patties by either shallow or deep frying them. Shallow fried are definitely healthy compared to deep fried ones. They are low in fat and you can indulge in them guilt free.
Raw bananas are very good for people suffering from acidity. These yummy banana potato cutlets hence, help in reducing acidity. Potato is alkaline and bananas have potassium in them hence they together help reduce acidity. Celery too has alkaline properties. So, you can also use some chopped celery too in this recipe for added benefit.
2 raw bananas
2 medium sized potatoes
1 big onion
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Salt to taste
Oil for shallow frying
2 tablespoons of chopped fresh coriander (optional)
1/2 cup bread crumbs/semolina
Preparation Time: 35 minutes
1. Peel the bananas and chop off the edges. Then chop each raw banana into 2 pieces.
2. Peel the potatoes and cut each potato into 2 pieces.
3. Pressure cook them together with enough water and salt, until they are cooked through and soft.
Pressure cooking finely chopped cubes of potatoes and raw banana helps them cook faster but makes the cutlet mixture watery, as the pieces then tend to take in more water. So, keep them as big chunks, to get a dry cutlet mixture.
4. After the pressure of the cooker is released, strain the pieces well to make sure there isn't any water content and remove them out of the pressure cooker into a bowl.
5. Peel off thick peel of raw bananas, if they are still on and discard them. They remain hard even after cooking and it's not a good idea to use them in the cutlets as they won't get mashed.
6. Then finely smash the poatato and banana pieces.
7. Mix smashed potatoes, bananas with salt, red chilli powder, garam masala, lemon juice, chopped fresh coriander, finely chopped onion. Mix them well.
8. Then roll the mixture into lemon sized balls (if the mixture is too sticky, then apply a little oil onto your palms to prevent them from sticking).
9. Flatten them a little into croquettes/tikkis/cutlets of desired shape.
10. Repeat the process for rest of the mixture.
11. Add bread crumbs or semolina onto a plate. Roll the cutlets in them.
12. Heat up a frying pan, drizzle some oil on top and shallow fry the cutlets on both sides until they turn golden brown.
13. Serve them hot as a snack with a side of your choice. They taste great as-is or with just a ketchup.
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