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Keerai Cutlet

Keerai cutlet is a popular South Indian snack made from spinach, potatoes, and spices. It is a great way to incorporate leafy greens into your diet and is also a delicious snack. Here’s a recipe to make keerai cutlet Enjoy the delicious and healthy snack!

This dish made with spinach (keerai) can be served as a side dish to any rice varieties. This particularly goes well with rasam sadam or sambar sadam. Here is a list of different kinds of spinach (keerai)

Keerai Cutlet

Recipe by S Kamala
Recipe rating: N/A
Course: Poriyal, SnacksCuisine: IndianDifficulty: Medium


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Looking for a delicious side dish to pair with rice varieties? Try this spinach (keerai) recipe that goes perfectly with rasam sadam or sambar sadam.


  • Spinach (Keerai) – 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

  • Boiled potato medium size – 2 Nos

  • Besan flour – 1 cup

  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste

  • Oil – five to six tablespoons or as required


  • Wash the greens thoroughly and finely chop them. Finely chop the onion and tomato as well.
  • Heat two to three teaspoons of oil in a kadai. Once it’s hot, add the chopped onion and fry for a while.
  • Add the ginger garlic paste and stir well.
  • Next, add the tomato pieces and fry until they are well mashed.
  • Mix in the sambar powder, turmeric, garam masala, and salt, ensuring they are well combined.
  • Add the chopped greens and quickly mix for a second. Turn off the stove and remove the kadai from heat.
  • Once the mixture has cooled down enough to handle, add boiled potatoes and besan flour. Mix the ingredients by hand until they form a dough.
  • Take a portion of the dough about the size of a lemon and shape it into a ball. Flatten the ball slightly.
  • Heat a tawa and lightly grease it with oil. Arrange the cutlets on the tawa and pour one or two teaspoons of oil around them. Maintain medium heat.
  • Gently turn the cutlets after a few minutes and allow them to cook on the other side.
  • Repeat this process until the cutlets turn crispy and acquire a nice golden brown color.

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  • Adding potato is optional. Without potato also you can make it.
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