Ethakkatholi cutlet

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Plantain skins shouldn't be thrown away as they are store houses of fibres and other essential nutrients. Delicious thoran (stir fry) and cutlets could be easily made using the plantain peel. However, make sure that you use the skin of organically grown plantains. Check out the easy recipe of plantain peel cutlets.


1 cup plantain peel

½ cup potato (boiled and mashed)

2 tsp onion (chopped)

1 tsp garlic (crushed)

1 tsp chilli powder

½ tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp salt

1 tsp corn flour

Bread crumbs as required

All purpose flour paste as required

Oil to fry


Half cook the chopped plantain peel with some turmeric powder and salt

Heat oil in a pan and sauté onions, garlic, chilli powder, turmeric powder and salt

Add the plantain peel and mashed potato

Mix well

Cook for 5 minutes with the lid on

Into it add corn flour and mix

Scoop some of this mixture and press it on your palms in the shape of cutlets

Dip the cutlets in the all purpose flour paste

Cover these with bread crumbs

Deep fry in hot oil until the cutlets are golden brown on both sides

Serve hot with tomato ketchup.