It’s been sometime I have put any fried snack here. Summer has atlast vanished Now, the weather is good, it’s raining at times but pleasant. Loving this weather and the splendid climate ! Well, it’s hinting me to make some fried snacks to binge. Today, I present to you Nawabi  Green Cutlets.

I am a kind of person who loves good food and love to try my hand at different kind, but I always prefer shallow frying, keeping the health factors in mind. But yesterday, I did deep fry and they were so good, crunchy on the outside with soft gooey filling inside. It was a few green vegetables along with potato and onion that I used. Greens were capsicum, peas and spinach. In the middle of the mixture, I had kept a filling of cottage cheese with dry fruits and deep fried. Let me take you to the recipe without much ado.

nawabi green cutlets
nawabi green cutlets


Nawabi green cutlets
Recipe Type: Snacks
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Jayashree @evergreendishes
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 12
Stuffed with cottage cheese and dry fruits, these green cutlets are delicious snack to have anytime.
  • potato 2
  • peas 1/2 bowl
  • capsicum 1
  • spinach 1 cluster
  • onion 2
  • cumin 1/2 tsp
  • oil 1tsp + deep frying
  • pepper powder 1/2 tsp
  • green chilly 2
  • salt to taste
  • For the binding :
  • cornflour 3tsp
  • water
  • semolina 1/2 cup
  • For the filling:
  • onion 1/2 cup
  • cottage cheese 2tbsp
  • raisins 8
  • cashewnuts a few pieces
  • almonds a few pieces
  • coriander finely chopped
  • salt
  1. wash and chop the veggies.
  2. pressure cook the potatoes.
  3. Take a teaspoon of oil in a pan and put cumin. As they splutter, add the onions and saute them.
  4. Put the capsicum and give a stir.
  5. Add the green peas and the spinach. Let cook for a few minutes.
  6. Allow to cool.
  7. Grind it to a paste.
  8. Remove it in a bowl. Mix in the potatoes.
  9. Add salt and pepper powder.
  10. In a small bowl make a paste of cornflour with water. It needs to be mixed well.
  11. Take a ball of the mixture, put a little stuffing, enclose it.
  12. Dip it in the cornflour mixture, and then roll in the semolina.
  13. Heat oil in a pan. Once it is heated, slowly add the rolled cutlet into it and deep fry on medium flame until golden in colour.
  14. Repeat for the next of the mixture.
  15. Serve with mint chutney or tomato ketchup.
Green chilly, adjust as per your needs.
Please note: This is repost on request.
      Pictorial representation is below:


Cut the onions and capsicum  into small pieces. Chop the spinach and wash it well. Green peas are put in water as they are frozen


Take a spoon of oil and put cumin to it.


As it splutters, add onions. Do keep aside some for the stuffing .


Once the onion turns slightly pinkish, add the capsicum.


Then, throw in the spinach.


Lastly comes the peas. I have used frozen peas here.


Once cooked, allow to cool.


Put them in a jar and grind to a paste along with two green chilly. Add more  chilly if you want it spicy.



The paste is ready.

boiled potato

Potatoes need to be boiled in the pressure cooker


Mash the potatoes and mix it with the green paste. Add pepper powder and salt to it. Mix well.


Make the stuffing with dry fruits, panner , onions and finely chopped coriander. Put some salt to it and keep it ready.

shaping of cutlet

Pictorial representation of shaping the cutlet.


Deep fry the cutlets in oil. Turn it both sides with a ladle and cook on medium flame. Fry one or two at a time. Do not turn around many times.

nawabi green cutlets
nawabi green cutlets

Nawabi Green Cutlets are ready to serve

nawabi green cutlets
nawabi green cutlets

You can use tomato ketchup or green chutney with it. I could make twelve cutlets with this measurement.



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  1. What a brilliant post J. Love love and loved the cutlets. This is a must try for me. Truly Nawabi with the yummy rich, crunchy filling and the green goodness of an outer coating. So so delish.

  2. Oh wow, now these look delicious! There seems to be a lot of steps but the recipe itself doesn’t look difficult at all. I love trying different foods from various cultures- pinning this recipe to try out!– Elle

  3. So many yummy layers of flavor in these Nawabi cutlets Jayashree. I am a big fan of stuffed cutlets- it is like getting a treasure in there ! fabulous share!

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