How to Make Banana Flower Cutlets

Updated on November 12, 2018
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Banana Flower Cutlets

Prep time: 1 hour 30 min
Cook time: 17 min
Ready in: 1 hour 47 min
Yields: 12 to 14 cutlets


  • 1 banana flower, chopped
  • 2 large or 3 medium potatoes, boiled and mashed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 to 5 green chilies, chopped
  • 1/2-inch piece ginger, grated
  • 1 to 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp garam masala powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 to 2 cups oil
  • 1/4 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • Handful curry leaves, chopped
  • Handful coriander leaves, chopped
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • Salt to taste


  1. Remove some of the outer purple petals of banana flower. Then finely chop it.
  2. Heat little oil in a pan and cook chopped banana flower for 5 minutes by adding little salt, turmeric powder and pepper powder. Remove from fire and keep aside.
  3. Heat 1-2 tbsp oil in a pan. Saute ginger and garlic till it browns. Now add chopped onion, green chillies and curry leaves and saute well by adding salt. When it becomes soft, add chilli powder and mix well. Add cooked banana flower and mix well. Add garam masala, chopped coriander leaves, and remove from fire and allow it to cool.
  4. In the meanwhile,cook the potato, peel the skin and mash it. Add the mashed potato to the banana flower mixture and mix it well.
  5. Make balls out of the cutlet mix and shape it into oval or round shaped cutlets. Dip the cutlets in beaten egg, coat it with bread crumbs, and fry it in oil. Serve hot with tomato sauce.


  • Replace potato with sweet potato or tapioca for variations.
  • Add little paneer or cottage cheese.
  • Add few bread crumbs to the potato - banana flower mixture before shaping for a crispier version.
  • Replace bread crumbs with rusk powder for a much crispiness.
  • Those who wish to avoid egg could use a maida (apf) batter.

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Mashed PotatoOnion, Ginger -garlic, Curry leavesBanana Flower, chopped
Mashed Potato
Mashed Potato
Onion, Ginger -garlic, Curry leaves
Onion, Ginger -garlic, Curry leaves
Banana Flower, chopped
Banana Flower, chopped
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Cooked Banana FlowerPotato- Banana flower mixtureShaped mixtureReady to fry stage
Cooked Banana Flower
Cooked Banana Flower
Potato- Banana flower mixture
Potato- Banana flower mixture
Shaped mixture
Shaped mixture
Ready to fry stage
Ready to fry stage

Do You Know?

  • Apply oil in your hands while shaping the cutlets for an even finishing.
  • Can steam the vegetables to avoid more water content.
  • Can shallow fry in pans to reduce the oil.
  • Can be served with mint or coriander or green chutney, tamarind chutney, tomato sauce, etc.
  • Serve hot with a cup of Tea or Coffee.
  • The actual Cutlet consisted of meat component. But the recipe given here is the vegetarian version.

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