Keerai Cutlet


  • Keerai (Any green) – 1 bunch
  • Big onion – 1
  • Tomato – 1
  • Sambar Powder – 1 teaspoon (heaped)
  • Turmeric Powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • Garam Masala Powder – ¼ teaspoon
  • Ginger garlic paste – ½ teaspoon
  • Besan flour – 1 cup
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste
  • Oil – five to six tablespoons


  1. Wash and chop the greens into tiny bits. Chop onion and tomato finely.
  2. In a kadai put two to three teaspoons of oil. When it is hot add chopped onion and fry for a while. Add ginger garlic paste and stir well. Then add tomato pieces and fry till it mashed well. Add sambar powder, turmeric, garam masala and salt and mix well. Then add chopped greens and just mix it for a second. Switch off the stove and remove. When it is warm enough to handle, add besan flour little by little and mix by hand and make a dough. Take lemon size dough and make a ball and flatten it slightly. Heat tawa and grease it with little oil. Arrange the cutlets on the tawa and pour one or two teaspoons of oil around it. Keep it on medium flame. Turn the cutlets gently after few minutes and allow to cook for other side. Repeat this till the cutlets are crispy and nice brown colour.
  3. Can be served as a side dish to any rice varieties. Particularly goes well with rasam sadam or sambar sadam.



    Mouthwatering!! I sure want to try it out sometime!

  2. Thank you for visiting my site and your comments.

  3. Looks very yummy!! I loved your blog and the pictures you post. I visit your blog almost everyday for new posts. Keep it Up.

  4. Hindya

    Thank you for visiting my site and your kind words which really encourage me to post more recipes.

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  6. Hi Viji

    Thank you for visiting my site and your comments.

  7. hi this is me arti, my mom use to scold me always saying that wy don you cook for me one day at least..But i hesitated cooking for her..suddenly i thought of surprising her when she returns from her work so i searched for an recipe in net and finally i found your site and prepared keerai cutlet for her,..and the recipe came out well and she was more happy that day and from the day onward i have started to visit your site regularly and made my mom so proud…really thanks for your tasty recipes best wishes for your future work

  8. Hi Aarthy,

    Nice to hear that this recipe came out well. Thank you for your feedback and your wishes.

  9. Hello Kamala,
    I tried your recipe and we all liked it. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

  10. I visited your web site. its really superb…In keerai-cutlet, u told that to add besan flour. i have one doubt. besan flour means urad dal right. shall i use urad dhal instead of besan flour

    • Hi Lavenya,

      Thank you for visiting. Besan means “Kadalai Maavu”, not Urad dhal. It is added for binding. You can use corn flour/all purpose flour or rice flour also. But besan flour is healthier and tastes good.

  11. Hi Kamala, i see you have put Keerai in many recipes, what exactly is keerai, is it green vegetables or Cucumber? can you please confirm

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  13. zarin mistry

    Simple and uncluttered site with clear instructions for making very interesting dishes. Can I use vasalai keerai for the spinach preparations? Thanks

  14. Hello Kamala aunty,

    I tried keerai cutlet and it came out very well.My kids liked it very much.This dish is easy and something different.Thankyou for giving us more new recipes.

  15. very nice recipes i will try one by one
    basin flour items are good

  16. Santhakumari

    Very tasty.all my family likes it.wish you to give more recipies

  17. can u suggest me recipies to reduce weight

  18. Loved the recipe. Can you add an option to PIN it? so that it will be more helpful for people like me to keep track on the recipes we read & loved.. Thanks! 🙂

  19. Thanks Kamala for this wonderful recipe. Followed your recipe, but just substituted besan flour with potato and loved the outcome. My whole family like the cutlets. My husband was all praises for the keerai cutlet. Thanks to you.

  20. going to try this for eve snack and will let you know the result. All dishes are good

  21. Dear Kamala,

    Just got to see your site

    The dishes look great and mouth watering.

    Do tell me how to make keerai rice and what keerai to use for making this rice

    Jaisudha A

  22. Thanks for this Awesome dish. Turned out to be delicious. Love the crispiness outside and moistness inside the cutlet..

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