A cutlet is loved by everyone alike. But it raises an eyebrow among diabetics. Some people fear that it is high in carbs and fried. We have come up with this healthy spinach cutlet recipe, just for you! This yummy snack is made with very few ingredients and tastes wonderful.
Spinach is rich in both fiber and protein and therefore it is suitable for diabetics. It does not heavily affect a person’s sugar levels even when eaten in a large quantity. It is a superfood for both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetics. Have a look at this wonderful recipe –
Healthy Spinach Cutlet – How To Make It?
- Potatoes – 6 medium sized ( cleaned, boiled, peeled and mashed well )
- Spinach leaves – 300 gm
- Fresh Green Coriander – 2 tablespoon cleaned and freshly chopped
- Red Chilli flakes – 1 tablespoon
- Roasted Cumin (Jeera) Powder – 1/2 teaspoon
- Garam Masala Powder – 1/4 teaspoon
- Salt as per taste
- Olive Oil for frying
- Clean the Spinach leaves by removing the bottom area of stems including roots such that only leaves and 1 and a half inch of the stem is left. Wash thoroughly in water twice to ensure all leaves are foreign material free. Put these washed fresh Spinach leaves in a heated pot on a medium flame.
- Stir it continuously for 1 and a half minutes on medium flame or till all Spinach leaves get partially cooked or blanched.
- Take the cooked/blanched leaves into a chopping board and chop them.
- In a bowl, place these chopped Spinach leaves together with mashed Potatoes, Red Chilli Flakes, Roasted Cumin (Jeera) powder, Garam Masala powder, Salt as per taste and chopped green Coriander.
- Mix all the ingredients together with a light hand such that all things get combined together. Do not mix it too much or with rough hands as the mixture will get into a liquid state from the water released by Spinach on mixing aggressively.
- Gently press the ball so that it becomes slightly flat and place it on a clean plate.
- Put these balls in a heated frying pan on medium heat.
- Absolutely yummy and delicious Spinach Cutlets are ready.
- Serve it with Ketchup or Mint Chutney.
Being a diabetic does not mean that you cannot devour your favourite dishes. It only means that you need to have a diabetes-friendly way of making them. Use ingredients that have a low glycemic index and are high in fibre. If you have any further doubts, you should always talk to your health coach.