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Monday, October 06, 2014

Ethakka(Nendran Pazham) Cutlet | Ripe Plantain Cutlet | Sweet Cutlets

Ethakka cutlets,anyone??This was another scratch and win recipe tried by me,sometime back.These are sweet cutlets with a yummy tasty filling.Though I have tried a few recipes with ethakka(ripe plantain) in the past(listed below) but this was very much liked by my kids as these are sweet and the ghee flavors makes it all the more splendid.Ripe plantains are very rich in fiber and are perfect for kids.I have shallow fried the cutlets but you can always deep fry these.Do give this a try as a after school snacks and am sure kids will ask for more :)


ripe plantain /ethakka 2
aval/beaten rice 1/4 cup 
grated coconut 1/4 cup
sugar 1 or 2tsp
raisins 1/4 cup
cardamom powder 1 tsp
ghee 3-4 tsp

to coat 
egg 1
bread crumbs as required
oil to fry

  • Wash the plantains under running water.Snip off the head and tail ends,cut in two halves or three and place it in a steamer (with skin on)with adequate water.Steam the plantains until cooked well and switch off flame.
  • Once cooled,peel the skin and mash the plantains.Remove the hard seeds inside,if its soft leave as it is.(optional)

  • Heat ghee in a pan and add the raisins.Fry till bloated up,drain on a plate.Add the grated coconut,sugar.Saute for a few seconds and then add the mashed plantain and beaten rice.Mix well so that it leaves the pan to form a ball.Switch off flame.Add the fried raisins and mix well.
  • Once warm or cooled ,make shapes in your palm as to make cutlets.
  • Beat the egg well in a bowl.Dip each cutlet in this and roll in bread crumbs.
  • Do this for all cutlets.Heat oil in a kadai or shallow fry using lesser oil.
  • Flip and turn both sides until golden brown.Drain on paper towel and serve warm !!
Servings~ 10 cutlets

* You can omit the beaten rice if you wish but it does adds  to the texture.
* You can use milk instead of egg if not using egg.
* You can add broken nuts or coarsely chopped almonds or cashews to make it a bit crunchier.
* Adding sugar is as per your sweet tooth.Omit if you have a mild sweet taste.

Try out some of these other recipes with ripe plantain,if interesting-
Sweet Puff
Ripe Plantain Pancakes
Pazham Pori(Ethakkappam)
Ela Ada with Ethakka Filling

A few more cutlet choices-
Fish Cutlets
Baked Chicken Cutlets
Mixed Vegetable cutlets
Baked Broccoli Cutlets
Baked Vegetable Cutlets 
Soya Cutlets


Fullscoops said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious looking cutlets!

Tumas Tongue Treats said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice to see sweet cut(e)lets for a change. Good try. I am sure the savoury version would taste great too.

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious melt in mouth cutlets

great-secret-of-life said... Best Blogger Tips

this cutlet is new to me.. looks so yum!

Indu said... Best Blogger Tips

Can't believe it is a sweet dish! Looks just like our fish cutlet. I love plantain, and this look very delicious. Will definitely try!


Kurinji said... Best Blogger Tips

wow yummy and mouthwatering cutlets...

Manju said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie....Itz an awesome recipe... I am sure it would have been tasted yum...nice clicks...tx for sharing

Remya said... Best Blogger Tips

wow looks yum yum..a new recipe to me...sure will try:)

Thermofan. Marisa G. said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the savor of cardamom, so your cutlets must be yummy. Have a very gook Monday. Here is sunny and warm.

Rafeeda AR said... Best Blogger Tips

Aake vaayil vellam vannallo Julie... yum yum... my little 1 is mad of ethakka, never leaves any for us... hehe...

Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Crunchy and soft cutlet. Looks yumm.

Merry Tummy said... Best Blogger Tips

wow julie, this will make a great starter:)

Sangeetha M said... Best Blogger Tips

wow...this sweet version of plantain cutlet sounds interesting and delicious too...tempting clicks dear!

Treat and Trick said... Best Blogger Tips

anything made with coconut will always tasted awesome!

Beena said... Best Blogger Tips


Unknown said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely recipe, love the idea of sweet cutlets

Home Cooked food said... Best Blogger Tips

perfect munching with tea.

Vineetha said... Best Blogger Tips

What a great idea! I'm so use to the veggie, beef or fish cutlets..this sounds like a nice change :)

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Never tasted this, ripe bananas in cutlets, looks very tempting..

Gloria Fernandes said... Best Blogger Tips

Going to try this soon.. Indeed very tempting..