Darjeeling, my hometown, is bestowed with an amazing natural setting. Irrespective of the month or season, it is mostly cloudy here and appears to be drizzling. Just the way I love rains!
With such an awesome season all year round, I look forward to sipping on my favourite hot lemon tea along with either high fibre biscuits or snacks.
As I am one of those who prioritize health before anything, I try to experiment in the kitchen, and you would not believe, I come out with awe-inspiring results! The last time I prepared this very dish, my hubby and kids loved it to the bits, until they found out what exactly it was made with!
I have named the preparation as Sprouts Cutlet and so it deserves to be referred to as a great substitute for other snacks like batata vada and samosa. Instead, this one is much better and all of you would love it as it carries numerous nutrients.
For preparing Sprouts Cutlet at home, you will need :
- ¾ cups sprouted green gram (Moong sprouts)
- ¾ cups sprouted horse gram (Kulathi sprouts)
- 2 tablespoons soy flour
- 2 tablespoons oats
- ½-teaspoon red chili powder
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1-teaspoon olive oil
- Salt to taste
- Make a coarse paste by grinding both sprouts together. Add little water as required.
- Mix the remaining ingredients and prepare a soft dough.
- Split the dough into 10 equal portions.
- Shape each portion into a flat cutlet
- Drizzle little oil in a shallow pan and allow it to heat.
- Place all the cutlets in the heated oil and cook until they are golden brown.
- Flip one by one so that the cutlets are evenly cooked both sides.
- If required, drizzle little oil on the other side for the cutlet to turn brown and crisp.
- Take them off the pan and serve with spicy green chutney or tomato ketchup.
These cutlets are sure to please your taste buds as well as prove to be a healthier option over other deep fried snacks. As it uses oats, sprouts and all other nutritious ingredients, the cutlets are rich source of fibre and energy.