These cutlets are very easy and simple to make snacks and belong to kashmiri cuisine. They almost taste like aloo tikkis but with a different flavour. Arbi contains magnesium, which is vital for muscle, bone and nerve health. They also have ability to improve digestion and lower blood sugar levels. In this recipe, arbi is boiled and mashed, combined with various spices and roasted chana dal powder and then shallow fried to get a crisp golden colour cutlets. Its a healthy snack that is good for kids and can be made for vrats also (just avoid onions and use sendha namak (rock salt) in place of common salt). Tickle your taste buds with kashmiri dish and treat your senses to this traditional delicacy.
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Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 7 Cutlets
- Arbi 250 g
- Roasted Chana Dal Flour 25 g
- Rice Flour 2 tbsp
- Onion 1 small, finely chopped
- Ginger 1/2 inch, grated
- Jeera 1/2 tsp
- Hing a pinch
- Sonth Powder 1/4 tsp
- Chilli Powder 3/4 tsp
- Coriander Powder 3/4 tsp
- Green Chillies 2, minced
- Coriander Leaves, finely chopped 2 tbsp
- Chaat Masala 1 tsp
- Salt to taste
- Pressure cook arbi, allow them to cool and mash them well.
- In a small pan, heat two tsp oil and add jeera, ginger and hing. Saute for a while.
- Add onions and fry till they turn light brown.
- Add sonth powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt. Saute for a minute.
- Add mashed arbi and salt. Mix well. Now mix coriander and remove the pan from heat.
- Allow the mixture to cool, then add roasted chana dal powder(besan).
- Divide the dough into equal balls and mould them into small discs.
- Coat them with rice flour, shallow fry in batches and remove them on an absorbent paper.
- Sprinkle some chaat masala on cutlets and serve them hot with ketchup or chutney