hare manbhare (green gram cutlets)

HARE MANBHARE  (Sprouted green gram cutlets)

This recipe makes for a super healthful option as it uses minimal oil.


  1. 2 cups green gram sprouts (boiled and mashed)
  2. 1 cup bread crumbs (just enough to enable you to make firm cutlets)
  3. 1 medium sized onion, finely chopped
  4. ½ tsp chopped green chillies (optional)
  5. 2 tbsp chopped coriander/ parsley leaves
  6. ¼ tsp pepper powder
  7. ½ tsp cumin seeds
  8. 1 tsp garam masala powder
  9. 1 tsp chaat masala (or amchoor/dry mango powder)
  10. 1 tsp roasted cumin powder
  11. Juice of half a lemon
  12. Salt to taste


  1. Boil the green grams till soft. Churn in a mixer and add the bread crumbs.
  2. Add all other ingredients. Test for seasoning (you may want to adjust it as per your palate). Mix well.
  3. Divide the mixture in small round balls and then flatten into cutlets (approx 1 cm thick)
  4. In a non-stick pan (I use a grill pan), lay the cutlets down to grill. Grill till it is browned. Repeat with the other side. (Note – there is no need to deep fry the cutlets. I prefer to dry grill them, sans any oil as that allows me to let them firm up. After they firm up, I brush them on both sides with oil and grill for a further 30 sec-1 min on either side. This helps me cut down on unnecessary fat in the food)
  5. Serve hot with – green mint chutney, tomato ketchup, dill mayonnaise etc


About Sonal Singh

I believe that life is a repertoire of anecdotes. The various situations that we encounter, the many incidents of every day, the people we meet, our conversations with them; all make life a melange of tales. And, that is what I attempt to capture through my writing. My cooking is no different! It reflects my love for travel and my love for innovation. The kitchen is my happy place. So, even though by vocation I am a recruiter (www.rianplacements.com), by passion I am a writer, home chef and a hodophile.

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