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Monday, March 31, 2008

Soy Beans & Tofu Cutlet

This is healthy, high in fiber, very light Tofu dish. It’s not the type of cutlet, which makes you stuffed after eating one or two pieces. This can served at breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Texture-wise it’s very soft and delicate so it melts in mouth right away. I only used bread crumbs for binding rather than using potato, flour, or eggs, which helped keeping the dish light. It doesn't have any fancy spices, only our regular Indian spices.

Alternatively, the soy bean and tofu mixture can be used as filling for parathas or as burger patties. This can be made in advance and refrigerated for around 1 week time.

This is the recipe I am submitting for WBB#20 - Balanced Breakfast contest hosted by Mansi.


  • 2 cup Soy Beans
  • 1/4 cup Corn Kernels
  • 2 Scallions, chopped
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp Dhania-Jeera Powder
  • 1 Carrot, grated
  • 1 cup super-firm Tofu
  • 1 tsp Ginger, grated
  • 1 tbsp Green Chili, chopped
  • 1 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1 tbsp Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp Lemon Juice
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
  • Oil


1. Thaw and peel soy beans and cook in microwave for 10 minutes.

2. In a blender, process tofu until it’s smoothly blended. Take out in bowl and keep aside.

3. In a blender, add soy beans, corn, garlic, ginger, green chili, garam masala, scallions, salt, pepper, dhania-jeera powder, and cilantro. Mix until it’s coarsely blended.

4. Mix soy bean mixture with tofu. Add bread crumbs, carrot and lemon juice. Mix well.

5. Make cutlets. Wrap them with plastic wrap, and put it in the refrigerator for 15-20 minutes.

6. Heat oil in pan and cook cutlet on both side on medium-low heat for 10 minutes or until its golden brown.



Dhivya said...

creative one madhavi!looks so yummm...btw u from LA?where r u in LA?

Home said...

Hmm...looks delicious!!! Really appetising!

Laavanya said...

I've not cooked with soy beans before - these look good.

Madhavi said...

thanxx dhivya :) yep i m in LA, near la canada. u r in burbank right!!

thanxx homecooked :)

thanxx laavanya :)

Meera said...

Delicious & nutritious! Wonderful entry.

Cham said...

Healthy Cutlet , perfect and nutritious 2 :)

Madhavi said...

thanxx meera :) this was my first entry to any blog.

thanxx cham :)

Uma said...

Looks delicious, Madhavi! Very healthy indeed. Wonderful presentation. Nice entry.

musical said...

You havea creative bunch of recipes here! Love your dhekra and Italian aloo paranthas :)

Dhivya said...

yeah in burbank:))how did u guessed?

Madhavi said...

thanxx uma :)

thanxx musical :))

i m glad u gals liked it,

@ dhivya
Oh that, i have magical powers, NOT!!! hehehehe.. It says right on your blog under the slides.
"A warm welcome to my visitor from BURBANK".

Roopa said...

Hi madhavi:) thanks a lot for visiting my site:) You have a beautiful blog here :) I loved the various recipes you have posted. Dhekra is new to me:)

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

These are the kinds of dishes that made me wish I could eat tofu! But I am soy intolerant, sadly. Looks great though!

Welcome to The Foodie Blogroll! :)

Madhavi said...

thanxx Roopa, i m glad u liked it. Yours is nice too :))

thanxx Jenn for visiting and adding my blog to your blogroll. I appreciate it :))

Sagari said...

beautiful cutlets

Garam Masala said...

this looks delicious. Never tried putting tofu in a cutlet. Thanks for a super idea!

Madhavi said...

Thanxx Sagari :))

Thanxx Garam Masala, i am glad u liked it :))

Madhu said...

All your recipes are unique and interesting Madhavi. I'm particularly interested in this one because of soy beans. I want to include it in my diet more often. Thanks for sharing this recipe. Will try it soon.

Have you listed your blog in

Madhavi said...

Thanxx madhu, i am happy that u like my blog:))

I tried to submit it on taste of india but somehow i can't :((((

Pallavi said...

Came here straight from your comment on Spicy Macaroni. This receipe looks great ! And so does your blog.

I never warmed up much to Italian cuisine. I guess its about time now :) You have some very interesting recipes here..

-Pallavi (@ All Thingz Yummy)