Chole Cutlet (chickpea Cutlet)
Weird though the name might sound, this is a very easy cutlet and worth trying for 2 reasons. Firstly it needs no bread crumbs, egg or maida coating and still forms a perfectly shaped patty than can be fried without breaking the cutlet. Secondly it does not taste like chole at all. In fact I got this idea while doing the Mediterranean falafels. Falafels are not spicy in the Indian style. So I went ahead and did some research and found one or two cutlets with chole. But most recipes cooked chole mashed them and made cutlets. The error with this method is that the chole will be mushy like boiled potatoes. This makes things messy when you fry. So I took a middle path I ground the chole like falafel raw after soaking them but tempered them with spices like a vada. But the end result was perfect cutlets. I tried other beans like red kidney beans and black eyed peas but had no luck. So chole cutlet is the best you can have.