Rajma Cutlet for Diabetes

Diet-wise and health-wise, both, Cutlets are a good choice. You get more in small form. A cutlet is most commonly a small piece of meat that is grilled or fried.  According to Indians, a cutlet refers to mashed vegetables (carrot, potato, beans) or cooked meat (Chicken, mutton or fish) stuffing that is fried with a batter/covering.  The chicken and mutton cutlets are very popular in the non-veg category but it is advisable to have vegetable cutlets especially if you are a diabetic.

The vegetarian version has no meat in it, instead, the filling contains a combination of mashed potatoes, onion, green chillies, spices and salt, cooked together. This kind of cutlet is very popular with the Indian population who are vegetarians. Today, we are going to learn the recipe of veg cutlet - a rajma cutlet without potato.  A veg cutlet without potatoes itself puts this recipe in the healthy category.

Can a diabetic eat rajma?

Rajma or kidney beans contain a good amount of carbohydrates which are present as starch. Interestingly, the starch in Rajma takes more time to get digested and slows down the rise in the level of blood sugar as compared to the other types of starch. This quality makes rajma or kidney beans more valuable for diabetics. Plus, these have a lower GI, good for diabetes. 


Which type of rajma is best?

Unpolished rajma beans and that too red rajma is good for health.

Recipe features

It is a 100% healthy cutlet recipe as it has no potato at all.  Plus it is enriched with all the goodness of Rajma/kidney beans.

Course Main/snacks
Cuisine  Indian
Preparation time 15 mins
Cooking time 15 mins
Serving 2-3 Person


How to make a rajma cutlet?

Here is a cutlet recipe is as follows


  • Cooked rajma – 2 cups

  • Finely chopped onion and green capsicum – 1 cup

  • Finely chopped parsley – 1 cup

  • Besan – 2 tbsp for binding. Add more if needed

  • Garlic paste – 2 t-spoons

  • Black pepper powder – ½ t-spoons

  • Red chilli powder – ½ tsp

  • Salt


  • Crush the cooked rajma.

  • Add all other ingredients.

  • Make patties of this mixture

  • Fry on the Tawa with less oil or shallow fry.

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