Sin-A-Mon Tales

A chronicle of my kitchen experiments, a little healthy a little indulgent

Desi Health Bites : Three Bean Cutlet

I have been using Rice Bran Oil in my kitchen for sometime now and I always feel the food cooked with it feels lighter, so when Fortune Rice Bran Oil contacted me to design recipes for them I was more than happy to.

Three Bean Cutlet 2

Fortune along with sending the oil, sent a list of benefits of Rice Bran Oil and some myths to be debunked around it. Some of them so interesting, According to them it is less oily and I have to agree to this one

Less-oily, healthy food: Cooking oils become sticky due to oxidation during frying. Rice bran oil is highly stable which keeps it non-sticky and the food absorbs lesser oil.

Also a common myth is that Rice bran is made from rice, they clarify it here

Is FRBH oil made from rice? And can’t be consumed during fasts. No, it is made from the bran of rice, a nutritious brown layer between the grain and husk. Bran is the only source of Oryzanol, which helps reduce cholesterol and prevents heart disease. It can be consumed during fasts.

Recipe : Three Bean Cutlet

Serves : 3-4


  • 1/2 cup boiled chick peas (white channa)
  • 1/2 cup boiled kidney beans (rajma)
  • 1/2 cup boiled black eyed beans
  • 1 large boiled potato
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp sumac
  • 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • handful of chopped coriander leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Fortune Rice Bran Oil for Shallow frying


  • Using a potato masher, mash together the boiled chick peas, kidney beans, black eyed beans and potato.
  • In the above add the finely chopped onions, bread crumbs (whisk toasted bread in mixing to make bread crumbs at home), ginger garlic paste, coriander leaves and dry spices
  • Let this rest for 10-15 minutes
  • Now take about 2-3 tbsp of the dough and make round patties about 1/4 inch thick. Smoothen the edges of the cutlet so that it doesn’t break while frying
  • In a cast iron or any other shallow pan, add little Fortune Rice Bran Oil, we don’t need too much just a very thin layer. Once it is hot shallow fry your cutlets 3-4 minutes on each side till they are golden brown
  • Repeat for all the cutlets
  • Serve hot with green chutney or tomato ketchup


Three Bean Cutlet

This blogpost is in association with Fortune Foods as a part of their Desi Health Bites activity– The Hunt for the Best Rice Bran Oil Recipes. For more updates and healthy recipes using Fortune Rice Bran Health Oil, follow Fortune Foods on Facebook at and on Twitter at @fortunefoods (


5 comments on “Desi Health Bites : Three Bean Cutlet

  1. pinksocks
    March 16, 2015

    Whattay Beauty

  2. What is sumac and can the recipe be made without it? Yummy looking cutlets, Mon!

    • monikamanchanda
      March 16, 2015

      Sumac is a middle eastern spice and yes I think the cutlet would work without that too though it will add a flavour to it if you use. It is available at most super markets

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