Someone said “Necessity is the mother of invention”. This recipe is proof of this. Here the “necessity” was my daughter suddenly coming into the kitchen, quite sometime back, and insisting that she was hungry and wanted cutlets to eat! I was pressed for time and she wasn’t willing to wait too long either!!
I happened to have some cooked whole moong beans in the fridge (cooked a little extra that morning). So I made some cutlets with that and my daughter had them with tomato ketchup. These cutlets/ patties are easy to put together. Moong beans can be cooked in a pressure cooker and do not require soaking overnight before cooking. You can cook them, drain the water (use this to make soup, or for kneading dough for chapathis, or in place of stock) and freeze them in single use portions.
Moong Bean Cutlets/ Patties (V)
- 2 cups moong beans cooked (whole ).
- 1 cup wheat germ
- 1 onion large , finely chopped
- 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
- 1 1/2 tsps coriander powder
- 1 tsp cumin powder
- 1 tsp kashmiri chilli powder ( increase according to taste)
- 1 tsp garam masala
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsps coriander leaves chopped
- to taste salt
- 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
- Mash the moong beans well and add all the other ingredients, except the breadcrumbs and oil, and mix well into a dough. You could sautxe9 the onions separately and then add that to the mashed moong beans, if you prefer. Divide into ten portions and shape each into a cutlet or patty about 2 inches in diameter. Coat with breadcrumbs and shallow fry, over low to medium heat, on both sides till brown. These patties are quite soft.
- Serve warm with tomato ketchup.
beautifully designed sauce aparna ,nice patties too
Happy Cook says
Love the patties and the way you have put the sauce is just so nice
that’s so creative! and i love the way the sauce is on that plate 🙂 very very creative you are!
Mansi Desai says
yo Aparna! those look perfect! and of course the saucy persentation:)thanks so much for sending them in girl!!
Aparna mung beans are one of my most favourite beans to cook anything I love them! So I know these cutlets taste good with these beans. They look really tasty, I love the way you put the ketchup on the plate. 🙂
Great looking patties and so very well presented with the sauce!Rosie x
You have a very nice blog, good post…keep up the good job
Awesome recipe. Pretty healthy too. Surely going to try this.
Thank you for this recipe! I just mixed up a batch; I substituted some cooked couscous for the wheatgerm. I’ll serve it up with some rhubarb chutney I picked up at the Vancouver farmers’ market.Very tasty!
SE, your additons sound pretty good. Glad to know you enjoyed them. 🙂