Plantain Cutlets with Chana Dal

plantain or banana cutlets
Deep fried raw Banana or plantain Wadas with chana dal.

Plantain/Raw Banana - 1 big
Chana Dal/Split Bengal Gram/Split Chickpeas - 1/2 cup
Ginger - 1/2 inch piece
Green Chillies - 5
Cumin/Jeera Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Coriander/Cilantro Leaves - few sprigs

1. Soak chana dal overnight or for about 4 hours.  
2. Cut the plantain into 3 or 4 big pieces and make few cuts on the skin with a knife.  Cook plantain in enough water till they turn soft.  Drain the water and let it cool.  The skin will come off easily, discard the skin.  Grate or mash the cooked plantains.  Finely chop cilantro leaves.
3. Wash soaked dal well.  Grind soaked dal, green chillies, ginger, cumin seeds and salt to a slightly coarse paste.
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4. In a mixing bowl, add grated plantains, ground dal and chopped cilantro.  Make round balls of the mix or slightly flatten them to form a pattice shape.  Deep fry the wadas at medium flame till they turn golden brown.
5. Serve hot Plantain Wadas with ketchup or chutney.


  1. Wow...uma nice recipe...must give it a shot!

  2. can we shallow fry instead of deep fry. not comfortable with deep fry receipies.

  3. yes.. wadas can be shallow fried too..
    my earlier post with shallow fried raw banana cutlets -


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