Raw Banana & Millet Cutlets

Continuing with my Vrat ka Khana series, here are Raw Banana & Millet Cutlets. So easy to put together, healthy and delectable, these are a treat whether you’re fasting or not!

Raw Banana & Millet Cutlet vrat ka khana Indian fasting food vegan glutenfree healthy recipe

For this  Raw Banana & Millet Cutlets recipe, I used homegrown raw bananas/ plantains/ kacche kele and sama ke chawal, also known as Barnyard millet. Raw bananas are close relatives of bananas, but starchier and have low sugar content. They are a fabulous cooking ingredient – from chips to curries, they can be baked, grilled or roasted.  They are a great source of potassium hence help in regulating high blood pressure, lower the risk of stroke and osteoporosis. Being rich in fiber, raw bananas also aid in better digestion and controlling blood sugar levels.

Raw Banana & Millet Cutlets vrat ka khana Indian fasting food vegan glutenfree healthy recipe

Raw Banana & Millet Cutlet vrat ka khana Indian fasting food vegan glutenfree healthy recipe

Raw Banana & Millet Cutlets vrat ka khana Indian fasting food vegan glutenfree healthy recipe

Barnyard millet ( sama ke chawal) is a popular, healthy alternative for rice during Navratri fasting. This millet is a nutritionally dense food, low in carbohydrates, high in digestible protein and fiber. Its a good source of iron and is glutenfree, making it ideal for people with gluten allergies.

Raw Banana & Millet Cutlets vrat ka khana Indian fasting food vegan glutenfree healthy recipe

Back to the recipe, this is a really simple one. The only bit of prep work is in pressure cooking the raw bananas and cooking the millets. Barnyard millet cooks rather fast. The cooked grains are sticky and a bit soggy. This helps bind the mashed raw bananas very well. Flavoured simply with regular spices from your masala box, green chilies and loads of fresh coriander, coated with crushed peanuts,  these Raw Banana & Millet cutlets are perfect for any time snacking –  crunchy, hearty and satiating.

Raw Banana & Millet Cutlets vrat ka khana Indian fasting food vegan glutenfree healthy recipe

NOTE:

If making it for fasting, follow the Raw Banana & Millet Cutlet recipe as it is except add sendha namak  (Himalayan rock salt) in place of salt.

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Raw Banana & Millet Cutlets
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Raw Banana & Millet Cutlets. So easy to put together, healthy, crunchy, hearty and delectable, these are a treat whether you're fasting or not!
Servings
12 cutlets
Servings
12 cutlets
Raw Banana & Millet Cutlets
Yum
Print Recipe
Raw Banana & Millet Cutlets. So easy to put together, healthy, crunchy, hearty and delectable, these are a treat whether you're fasting or not!
Servings
12 cutlets
Servings
12 cutlets
Ingredients
  • 6 small Raw Bananas/ Plantains
  • 1 cup Barnyard millet/ Sama ke chawal, cooked
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp Coriander/dhania powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin/ Jeera powder
  • 1 -1.5 tsp Chaat masala
  • 2-3 Green chillies, finely chopped
  • Hefty handful of fresh coriander/ cilantro, chopped
  • 1/3 cup Crushed peanuts
  • Oil for pan frying
Instructions
  1. Pressure cook the raw bananas, with their skin on, till very soft. Cool a bit, peel and mash them.
  2. Add the cooked millets and all the spices, green chilies, and coriander to the mashed raw bananas. Mix it all very well. Taste and adjust for seasoning.
  3. Form into 12 equal sized balls, roll in crushed peanuts. Press them slightly to flatten them.
  4. Heat oil in a pan and cook the cutlets for 6-8 minutes each side till crispy and browned on both sides, Serve hot with any chutney/ sauce of your choice. Enjoy!

Raw Banana & Millet Cutlets vrat ka khana Indian fasting food vegan glutenfree healthy recipe

Here are some healthy savory millet recipes for you to try –

Spicy Millet Stuffed Tomatoes

Spicy Millet Stuffed Tomatoes

Millet & Bean Burger

Millet & Bean Burger

Beans & Millet Cheese Patties

Beans & Millet Cheese Patties easy glutenfree kidfriendly healthy recipe

Lentil Millet Salad

Lentil & Millet Summer Salad

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