Rajma Aloo Cutlet Recipe (Tikki/Patty)
Yummy Patties from protein rich rajma
Rajma Aloo Cutlet Recipe is a delicious and healthy snack, perfect for tea time at home. These cutlets are packed with the goodness of kidney beans which are usually available in dried bean form in India. If you like rajma, but are looking for an interesting alternative way to cook it, apart from the usual Punjabi styled curry this is a great way to do it. Make the cutlets slightly larger in size and you can even sandwich them in between burger buns for a lazy Sunday brunch or outdoor picnic.
Did you know: Rajma/Kidney Beans are packed with cholesterol-lowering fibre like most other beans, which also helps control rising blood sugar levels. When eaten in combination combined with whole grains such as rice, kidney beans provide virtually fat-free high quality protein. They are also an excellent source for minerals and molybdenum.
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Note: You can add your choice of vegetables like carrots and peas. For more healthier choice you can add sweet potato in place of potato
- 1 cup Rajma (Large Kidney Beans) , washed and soaked overnight (6-8 hrs.)
- 2 Potatoes (Aloo) , boiled and peeled
- 2 Green Chillies , finely chopped
- 1/4 cup Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped
- 1/2 tablespoon Red Chilli powder
- 1/2 tablespoon Coriander Powder (Dhania)
- 1/4 tablespoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
- 1/2 tablespoon Garam masala powder
- 1/2 tablespoon Amchur (Dry Mango Powder)
- 1 tablespoon Gram flour (besan) , roasted
- Salt , to taste
- Sunflower Oil , as needed
How to make Rajma Aloo Cutlet Recipe (Tikki/Patty)
To begin making the Rajma Aloo Cutlet Recipe (Tikki/Patty), we will first cook the rajma in the pressure cooker with enough water until very soft. Once cooked, allow the rajma to cook completely and drain out the excess water. You can use this water in a soup or cooking rice.
Mash the rajma along with boiled mashed potatoes, red chili powder, coriander powder, cumin powder, garam masala, chopped green chili, salt, amchur powder, minced coriander leaves and besan. You can use a food processor to make the process of mixing all of them together easier.
Check the salt and spices and adjust to suit your taste.
Grease your palms with oil and take small portions of the rajma patty mixture, flatten them to shape it into a circular disc. Proceed the same way with the remaining portions of the cutlet mixture.
The next step is to cook the Rajma Aloo Cutlet. Preheat a skillet on medium heat. Place a few Rajma Aloo Cutlets at a time, drizzle a little at a time and cook the cutlets evenly on both sides until crisp.
Serve the Rajma Aloo Cutlet as a tea time snack along with tomato ketchup or a chutney of your choice.