Green gram cutlet

Serves: 2 ; Preparation Time: 20min 

Green gram Soaking Time: 4 hrs

There are varieties of dishes that can be prepared using Green gram (Moong dal). It is a good source of fibre. Green gram (moong dal) gravies mixed with onion & tomato paste can be served as a  side dish for all indian breads (Roti/Tandoori roti/ Naan/Rumali roti…). 

Green gram cutlet when served with any tangy sauce / sweet chutney / mayonnaise,  makes it an even more mouth-watering snack/starter. The green gram must be soaked well until it becomes soft and later it needs to be cooked in a pressure cooker so that,  the green gram is soft enough to make cutlets. 

 Many other new / preferred ingredients can also be added according to one’s taste. 

Green gram (Moong dal) cutlet

Ingredients :

  • Mashed Green gram (moong dal) :

              (soaked for 4 hrs, cooked for 10min in a pressure cooker & mashed)    –     1 large cup green gram soaked in 3 cups of water.

  • Onion chopped – 2 teaspoons
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Green chillies chopped – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Red chilli powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Coriander powder – 1/2 teaspoon
  • Grated cheese – 1/2 cup
  • Curry leaves chopped – 1 teaspoon
  • Cornflour – 1/2 cup
  • Salt for taste
  • Oil  (for roasting cutlets on a pan)

Procedure : 

  • Take a mixing bowl and add mashed green gram(soaked, cooked and mashed moong dal), 2 teaspoon chopped onion, 1/2 teaspoon chopped green chilli, 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds (jeera), 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder, 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder, 1 teaspoon chopped curry leaves, 1/2 cup grated cheese and salt as per requirement. Mix all the ingredients well.
  • Divide the mixture into portions, shape them into small balls and then flatten them a little to give a “Cutlet shape”.
  • Roll each of the flattened cutlets on the cornflour.
cutlets rolled on cornflour


  • Heat the pan on a medium flame.
  • Roast the cornflour coated cutlets on both the sides, with little oil, on a low flame.
  • Once the cutlets turn completely golden brown, take them onto a serving plate.
  • Serve hot green gram cutlets with any sauce ( Tomato ketchup/ Mayonnaise)


Green gram cutlet served with Cabbage & Mayonnaise chutney

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