Brinjal Cutlets

A balanced combination of brinjal with other veggies like potatoes, french beans and carrots is pepped up with mint leaves, onion paste and spice powders, and mixed into a dough for cutlets. Coating the dough with bread crumbs imparts an exciting crispness to the cutlets. What is more, this veggie-loaded brinjal cutlet is cooked on a non-stick tava with minimal oil, so you can choose this to accompany your cup of tea whenever you feel like it!

Brinjal Cutlets

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Brinjal Cutlets recipe - How to make Brinjal Cutlets

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     12Makes 12 cutlets
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2 cups brinjal (baingan / eggplant) cubes
1 tbsp oil
1 cup peeled and chopped potatoes
1/4 cup finely chopped french beans
1/4 cup finely chopped carrots
salt to taste
1/2 tsp garam masala
1/2 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
1/4 cup finely chopped mint leaves (phudina)
bread crumbs for rolling
oil for greasing and cooking

To Be Ground Into A Smooth Paste (without Using Any Water)
1/2 cup roughly chopped onions
4 green chillies , roughly chopped
2 tsp roughly chopped ginger (adrak)

For Serving
tomato ketchup

  1. Heat the oil in a deep kadhai, add the brinjal, potatoes, french beans, carrots and salt ,mix well and cover and cook on a medium flame for 10 minutes or till the vegetables are soft, while stirring occasionally.
  2. Switch off the flame, transfer to a plate, allow it to cool slightly and mash with help of a potato masher.
  3. Add the garam masala, dry mango powder, coriander, mint leaves, little salt and the prepared paste and mix well.
  4. Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions and roll each portion into a round ball and then flatten it between your palms.
  5. Roll in the breadcrumbs till the cutlets are evenly coated from all the sides.
  6. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle) with oil and cook the cutlets using oil till they turn golden brown in colour from both the sides.
  7. Serve hot with tomato ketchup.
Nutrient values per cutlet
Energy59 cal
Protein0.7 g
Carbohydrates5.3 g
Fiber1.8 g
Fat3.8 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Vitamin A123.3 mcg
Vitamin B10 mg
Vitamin B20 mg
Vitamin B30.4 mg
Vitamin C7.2 mg
Folic Acid12 mcg
Calcium12.2 mg
Iron0.3 mg
Magnesium0 mg
Phosphorus0 mg
Sodium3.4 mg
Potassium93.1 mg
Zinc0.2 mg


Brinjal Cutlets
 on 30 Jun 20 05:35 AM

Though I forgot to add the onion, ginger and green chili paste the result was terrific!!! Thanks for the recipe.
Tarla Dalal
30 Jun 20 02:31 PM
   Fab, thanks for the feedback.
Brinjal Cutlets
 on 20 May 20 05:23 PM

Loved it. my husband doesn''t eat brinjals at all. But he had it and found it good.
Tarla Dalal
30 Jun 20 02:32 PM
   Manali, nice to hear that.
Brinjal Cutlets
 on 12 Apr 20 02:06 AM

Hi mam, how long can I freeze this brinjal and other tikkis, which u mentioned in frozen tikki
Brinjal Cutlets
 on 12 Feb 20 09:41 AM

Can one omit potatoes in this recipe or substitute cauliflower? Also, can it be baked instead of frying? If yes, what would the oven settings be i. e temperature and time?
Tarla Dalal
12 Feb 20 05:02 PM
   Hi, yes you can omit potatoes and replace it with cauliflower or even raw bananas.In case using cauliflower add 1 tbsp of cornflour for binding. You can bake it instead of frying.
Brinjal Cutlets
 on 10 Feb 18 12:15 PM

Mam,Plz suggest any replacement for bread crumbs
Tarla Dalal
12 Feb 18 08:37 AM
   You can use rava....
Brinjal Cutlets
 on 19 Feb 17 08:30 AM

Excellent cutlets. No one can make out that brinjal is used to make the cutlet. Thank you!!!
Tarla Dalal
04 Apr 17 11:54 AM
   Thanks Sonal for the feedback!
Brinjal Cutlets
 on 31 Dec 14 11:14 AM

Amazingly healthy and wonderful way to serve Brinjal to the kids without letting them know!!
Brinjal Cutlets
 on 05 Dec 10 08:39 PM

It requires quite a lot of hard work, but if you love brinjal, its worth it. Its delicious. I liked it a lot.