Thursday, June 30, 2011

BANANA STEM CUTLET / Vazhappindi Cutlet / Vazhathandu Cutlet

 A very easy and delicious Vegetarian starter.
Banana stem is rich in fibre and helps in weight loss.

Ingredients :

Banana Stem : 2Cups, finely Chopped
Onion : 1, finely chopped
Potatoes : 2
Green Chilly : 1
Ginger : 1 inch piece
Garlic : 5
Coriander leaves : 1/4Cup
Chilly Powder : 1 1/2tsp
Coriander Powder : 1 1/2tsp
Fennel Powder : 1/2tsp
Garam Masala : 1/2tsp
Eastern chicken Masala: 1/2tsp(optional)
Bread : 6-7slices, make breadcrumbs
Maida : 2tbsp mixed with water to make a loose batter / you can use 1 beaten egg
Coconut Oil

Method :

1. Make a paste of ginger, green chilly, garlic and coriander leaves and Keep aside.Boil potatoes in their jackets. peel and mash them before it cools completely. Keep aside.

2. Heat 1tbsp oil in a non stick pan and add ginger+garlic+ green chilly+ coriander paste. fry for few minutes. Now add onion and saute till it turns to translucent. 

3. Now add all masalas in the same order and saute well. Add chopped banana stem and salt. Combine well and cover the pan with a tight lid. When it is cooked turn the gas into high flame and cook till water evaporates.

4. Add mashed potatoes and combine well. Turn of the flame and keep aside for 5 minutes.Shape them into 20 cutlets. Dip in maida batter and cover with breadcrumbs. 

5. Deep fry and serve hot with Mayonnaise / Ketchup. 


  1. This is so unique and new to me and looks delicious!

  2. Never tried making cutlets using banana stem... Looks crispy and yum

  3. Love the idea of cutlet with vazhapoo. We make fritters but this idea is fantastic :)

  4. Wow wat a beautiful and healthy cutlet,never tried banana stem in cutlets..soo crispy..

  5. Looks so delicious loved the crust..wonderful!

  6. healthy cutlet!!!!!looks delicious!! I wanna have like a sandwich btwn buns!!!
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  7. veggie friends wud love this..kollam

  8. Sounds delicious; a good alternative to non-vegetarian dishes.

  9. Never used this in my cooking/...looks delicious..:)

  10. Nice and innovative recipe,luks too gud...