BM #88 Week 4 Day 1 -

My brain was working hard to come up with something healthy for a snack when this idea of making Bajra cutlets struck! Actually it all started with me soaking bajra one night confident that I could come up with something  the next day. 

I typically think about making cutlets as they are very forgiving. Anything (?) can be mixed with Potato and bread and the usual masala to make cutlets and they surely turn out good! So my first choice for a healthy snack is to make cutlets. Moreover they are very much favored by kids at home! So here we are with these delicious and healthy cutlets..

Edited - In an attempt to update some old posts which are close to my heart, I am here with some better pictures.

Ingredients - 

Whole Bajra/Sajjalu/Pearl Millet 1/2 cup
Potatoes boiled and mashed 1 cup
Mixed Vegetables (Carrots, Corn, Peas and Beans) boiled 1/2 cup
Bread Slices 3-4
Salt as needed
Mirchi Powder 1/2 tsp or as needed
Garam Masala 1/4 tsp or as needed
Amchur Powder 1 tsp
Coriander leaves finely chopped 2 Tbsp

Method Of Preparation - 

Soak the Bajra over night and pressure cook. Please note that Bajra takes a lot more time to get cooked.  (About 5-7 whistles in the pressure cooker I use).

Gently mash the cooked bajra in a food processor. 

Make a powder of the bread slices. Usually bread is dipped in water and the water is squeezed. The wet bread is then added to the cutlet mixture. In this recipe, it needs to be powdered because the mashed bajra has water in it.

Add mashed potato, powdered bread slices and mashed mixed vegetables in a mixing bowl. Pour the mashed bajra and the rest of the flavorings as needed. Adjust taste as desired. 

Make a stiff dough and pinch a portion of the dough and make a disc (about 2 inches diameter) and set aside. Continue making the discs with the rest of the dough. 

On a hot tava, spray a little oil and spread these discs and cook on both sides until they get golden brown on both the sides.

Serve hot with ketchup or chutney of your choice or as we prefer make a chaat out of these cutlets!


Preparation Time 45 min (excl soaking and cooking bajra)
Makes 16 cutlets


  1. Umm Mymoonah Says:
  2. A healthy plate of cutlets, looks really yummy. Thank you for linking with Any One Can Cook : )

  3. Bajra Cutlets look so crispy and delicious. Loved the pics.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. Soumya Says:
  5. wow...very healthy and delicious cutlet

  6. Priya Suresh Says:
  7. Delicious and healthy cutlet, nice twist to the usual cutlets.

  8. Satya Says:
  9. New to me but looking yummy.. good one.

  10. Indian Khana Says:
  11. Wonderful idea using bajra ..looks yum

  12. Unknown Says:
  13. Wow I liked your idea of using bajra into something delicious. Even i tried something on same lines. This is a more Gujarati flavour to Bajra. We call it Bajra Wadi. Its yummy to eat. Just Check it out- Foodies' Fun
    I am sure you will like it...

  14. New pictures have come out good, Harini

  15. I love your new pics and the idea of serving chat with these bajra cutlets , super innovative and delicious !

  16. The cutlets with bajra sounds so yum. I love your idea of chat with the cutlets. They looks so good.

  17. The pictures look so good! The cutlets look perfectly shaped. Nice one!

  18. Excellent clicks and love your chat version of the cutlets. The whole set up is tempting and I am drooling over these cutlets .

  19. Mayuri Patel Says:
  20. As all sorts of millets are good for diabetics, I'm trying to add more millet to my dinner dishes. This bajra cutlets is an awesome dish and going to try it out soon.

  21. Rafeeda AR Says:
  22. Such a lovely idea of making chat out of these healthy cutlets... sounds totally delicious...

  23. CookwithRenu Says:
  24. Before I started reading , I bookmarked it...Such healthy cutlets..and looks so perfectly done...

  25. Srivalli Says:
  26. The clicks are very good Harini. Even I think anything can be mixed with aloo to become a tikki..hehehe..this is indeed an excellent one to enjoy. When we soak bajra, we mostly sprout it to be eaten with jaggery..

  27. Sandhiya Says:
  28. Wow, such a healthy cutlet with bajra. It looks so perfect for evening snack, will give it a try on sometime.

  29. Priya Suresh Says:
  30. Bajra cutlets rocks, what a wonderful way to sneak those nutritious grains in our diet. My god wish i get that plate rite now.

  31. Sowmya :) Says:
  32. So true... it let’s are so forgiving! Love this guilt free cutlet. Looks delicious!

  33. Pavani Says:
  34. Cutlets with bajra and potato sound nutritious and delicious. A very filling tea time snack.

  35. farah saleem Says:
  36. super healthy! iv never cooked with bajra before......will give it a shot:)

  37. Archana Says:
  38. Wow,this is amazing! I love the idea must try it on my kid as she agrees as long she does not know what goes in a cutlet she will enjoy it. :D

  39. the new pics look absolutely amazing and so does the dish

  40. Bajra cutlet sounds superb Haini, it must be a nutritious and healthy snack.

  41. preeti garg Says:
  42. Wow.. just awesome sweet recipe... i love it.

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