Quinoa and Soya Kheema Cutlet

As a part of Protein rich dishes in mega marathon edition,today I am sharing a protein packed cutlet with soya kheema and quinoa.

This cutlet is a perfect party starter/snack as such or a wholesome meal when it is served with bun ansdsome veggies.

The best part of these cutlets are it can be made in bulk and freeze it for future use.I made those patties and store it in the ziplock bags.Whenever needed,just thaw it and shallow or deep fried.

To cut down the calories here I shallow fried the cutlets and served it with bun for our dinner.It was a quiet filling and comforting meal for us.With no further delay,lets move on to the recipe................

                                Quinoa and Soya Kheema Cutlet                                                         

   Basic Information

   Preparation time ~ 15 minutes
   Cooking time ~ 30-35 minutes
   Makes ~10


1/4 cup
Soya Chunks
1/2 cup
2(medium size)
Green chilly/pachamilagai
1-2(finely chopped)
Mixed veggies(carrot,beans,green peas)
3/4- 1 cup(finely chopped)
Red chilly powder/milgai podi
1 tsp
Garam masala powder
1/2  tsp
Turmeric powder/manjal podi
1/4 tsp
1 tsp
Cumin seeds/jeeragam
1 tsp
All purpose flour/maida
2 tbs
Bread Crumbs
3/4 - 1 cup
to taste
1/4 cup


  • Cook the potatoes in a pressure cooker for 2 whistles and peel the skin and mash it well.Keep it aside.
  • Wash and rinse the quinoa couple of times in water and keep it aside.Now heat 3/4 cup of water in a sauce pan with a pinch of salt and a tsp of oil.Once the water boiled add in the washed quinoa and cook it in a medium flame,till the sprout strings are visible.Keep it on the flame till the moisture evaporates.Fluff it with a fork and set it aside.
  • While the quinoa is cooking,cook the soya chunks in boiling water with a pinch of salt.Once its cooked put off the flame and rinse the soya chunks in the cold water for couple of times.Squeeze all the water and pulse it in a blender to bit fine paste.
  • Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan and crackle the cumin seeds,add in grated ginger.Now add the finely chopped veggies and green peas.Saute it well and sprinkle some water and let it cook.Once its cooked slightly mash the green peas and veggies.Add in the spice powder and salt.Mix it well and put off well.
  • Now in a wide bowl take the mashed potato,quinoa,soya kheema,cooked veggies,chopped coriander leaves.Mix it well.Now take a lemon size of the mixture and made it into desired shape or flatten it to a disc and keep it aside.
  • Now take all purpose flour and a pinch of salt,mix it with couple of  tbs of water.Dip the flatten disc in the batter and roll it in the bread crumbs.
  • Heat  a pan with a tbs of oil and drop the rolled disc in the oil and shallow fry it both sides till golden.Remove it  and drain it on a paper towel.Continue for the rest in the same way.
  • Serve it with ketchup.

  • There should not be any moisture in the soya kheema and cooked quinoa.
  • If the mixture is slightly watery then add couple of tbs of rice flour,to get  a nice consistency.
  • The cutlets can be shallow fried or deep fried.



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Wow wow Nalini, those cutlets look so sinful!..what a feast it must have been...wish I could grab it right away!

Cutlets looks absolutely fabulous and am sure none will notice the addition of quinoa here na, brilliant idea to add quinoa in our diet.

Literally drooling over those cutlets. They looks so sinful and the pictures with ketchup dripping is amazing.

The clicks are so good and love the presentation. What a protein rich cutlet.

Love this cutlet and they are just perfect.. Lovely pics and they make me drool..

This cutlet looks amazing Nalini. Love the bun set up so much. And looking at that sauce dripping, I am feeling hungry even at 4 in the morning..

These cutlets are amazing.Love teh pics and the shapes. At first I thought you used some kind of mould. Love them. Just one doubt do you shape them and store in the fridge? Dont they stick together?

The cutlets look breathtakingly beautiful and so protein rich. Love the recipe and the pictures!! Take a bow Nalini

that sauce dripping is sooooooo awesome ! and loved the combo of quinoa and soya chunks ! brilliant pics as usual :)

Awesome clicks and I couldnt believe its pan fried.... Healthy ingredients and when its pan fried, I wouldn't mind grabbing few more burgers.

Stunning !..where do I begin..awesome clicks, beautifully styled and captured. Truly I want to say so much but you have literally left me speechless..classic !

nalini - you are killing us with your clicks. You are a true artist. Everything is just perfect - lighting, styling, props.

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This is a fantastic recipe for Quinoa and Soya Kheema Cutlets! The texture and flavor are just perfect, and they're perfect for a quick and easy meal. The software testing company in USA is top-notch and provides excellent services.

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