Monday, November 14, 2011

Mixed Bean & Raw Banana Cutlet


How often do you do pantry audits? I do once in couple of weeks and when I did, I had small amounts of four different varieties of beans lying around and also had few raw bananas, onion, little bit of mixed vegetables lying in my refrigerator. In my attempt to clean up my refrigerator and my pantry and  before I stock up on fresh new produce. I wanted to use up  all these little bit of everything and  make something out of it.  Finally ended up in making these healthy and delicious cutlets, you can make them more tasty and sinful by adding some boiled and mashed potatoes and powdered bread crumbs and of course deep frying them and making it more interesting and delicious. But I decided to stick on to the high protein, low carb and baked version and enjoyed them with some spicy cilantro and sweet date chutney. Do try this out and of course do let me know, how you liked it.

Preparation Time – 20 Minutes

Cooking Time – 30 Minutes

Serves – Around 10 Cutlets depending on the size


Black eyed beans – 1/4 Cup

Black beans – 1/4 Cup

Roman beans – 1/4 Cup

Split channa dal – 1/4 Cup

Raw banana – 1

Powdered Chia seeds – 1 Tbsp(or flax seed powder)

Besan(Split chick pea flour) – 1 Tbsp

Onion – 1 Medium sized

Chopped mixed veggies – 1 1/2 Cups(Bell peppers, cabbage, broccoli)

Coconut oil – 1 Tbsp(for brushing melted)

Seasonings ( I used Indian spices, but feel free to use the spice of your choice)

Red chili powder – 1 Tsp or adjust to your taste

Salt – 1 Tsp or to taste

Turmeric powder – 1/2 Tsp

Garam Masala powder – 1/2 Tsp

Chopped cilantro - handful

Amchoor powder(dry mango powder) –1 Tsp

Coconut Oil – 1 Tsp


1) Soak the black beans, black eyed beans and roman beans over night. Add the split chick peas and cook in a pressure cooker for three whistles.  Cut the raw banana into two pieces and cook that also along with the beans.

2) Drain the water from the beans, peel and slice the raw banana and keep this aside.

3) Heat the oil, add the onions and saute till translucent. Now add the veggies and the seasonings and saute for 5 minutes and switch off.

4) Preheat a baking oven to 400 Degrees Fahrenheit and like baking sheets with parchment paper.

5) Place the beans, raw banana pieces, veggies with the spices, chia powder and split chick pea flour in a food processor and process till well combined into a coarse mixture.

6) Take equal sized balls and press them into patties and brush with oil on one side and bake for around 10 minutes on one side. Turn it brush oil on the other side and bake for 10 more minutes. Now change the oven to broil and broil the patties for 10 more minutes.

7) Serve hot with spicy cilantro chutney and sweet date jaggery chutney.



1) Sending this to Serve - It Savory Baked hosted by Krithi's Kitchen and Denny's.


2) Sending this to Veggie/Fruit a month- Raw banana hosted by Archana an event started by Priya of Mharo Rajasthan recipes.

3) Sending this to Fast food not Fat food an event by Priya of Now Serving.


julie said...

very delicious cutlets..healthy n innovative!!
Do try n participate in the Ongoing Event- Christmas Delicacy(15Nov-31Dec 2011)

Chitra said...

healthy version of the it...

divya said...

Yummy yum... making me hungry:) Loved it..

Torviewtoronto said...

this looks wonderful

Jayasri Ravi said...

Hi thanks for visiting me, and thanks for the lovely comments too.., It's so nice to meet you, You have a lovely blog, and making cutlet with raw banana is very innovative, thanks for sharing.., beautiful clicks and of course the cutlet is absolutely very healthy with so many lentils and dals...

sangee vijay said...

Very nutritious cutlets n delicious too...looks simply inviting!!
I too made some tikkis with raw banana long back n this combo sure tasted more yum n healthy...brilliant idea!!

aipi said...

Wholesome n protein - licious ~ nice recipe! :)

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Cutlet looks so tempting and healthy. Excellent presentation as well.

Hamaree Rasoi

Swathi said...

Delicious healthy banana cutlet.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

A healthy and yummy recipe...

Now Serving said...

That looks healthy and delicious - do link to my FFNFF event!

Raji said...

Wow..these cutlets are a power house with so many daals and raw bananas..they must be delicious too. Lovely recipe.

Sum said...

Love the baking method! And all the beans makes it such a healthy snack... would love to try...

Miriam said...

Those look SO amazing!! Miriam@Meatless Meals For Meat Eaters

Vidhya said...

Sounds like a protein power house.This sure would be a wonderful after school snack.

Shema George said...

healthy and yummy recipe!!
Shema GeorgeLifeScoops

Kaveri said...

A very healthy and delicious cutlet

Nandini said...

Healthy n delicious cutlet! Beautiful!!

Prathima Rao said...

What a fab idea..Delish & healthy & appetizing cutlets... :)
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Priya said...

Cutlet looks healthy and inviting,wat a beautiful combo.

Priya Sreeram said...

hey this is a good one !

Alpana said...

Very healthy snack......Thanks for sharing the wonderful recipe.

Archana said...

Great cutlets. Love them. Could you link it to my event?

Hosting an event which I am calling Back to our Roots Also hosting for Nov’11 Veggie Food for the Month_Raw Banana. Please do send me your entries.

Indulge said...

Awesome cutlets.. would make some killer patties for schoollunch burger..thanks for sharing
Love Ash.

Alpana said...


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Hyma said...

such a different and innovative idea. very healthy baked version...thanks for sharing

Charles said...

I should do pantry audits much more often. I found things the other day I hadn't seen in years! These looks great, but I was wondering - what's a "raw banana"? Is it like a plantain?

Ramya said...

That is one healthy cutlet! You have a great collection here..loved the egg less baked goodies collection!Glad to follow u!

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