Pasta-Chickpea Cutlets

For Week 3 of BM #37,  I have chosen to feature some of my kids' favorite after school snacks.

It so happened that on a weekday morning, my little one asked that I pack some pasta for her lunch. So I cooked pasta and was about to season it when she came running to me to say that she has changed her mind and that she would take bread instead. I am sure most of the moms face this kind of a situation with their kids during the morning rush hour. :)

Now, I had some cooked pasta on hand and some leftover Chana Masala and my kids love to eat cutlets in any form. So I had the perfect formula for an after school snack!!

Check out these cutlets for Day 1, which my older one had as a base for her chaat and enjoyed every bit of it!

Ingredients - 

Pasta, Boiled al dente and mashed 1 cup
Chana/Chickpea Masala, mashed 1 cup
Mixed Vegetables (of your choice), boiled and mashed 1/2 cup
Bread slices 3-4, powdered
Chaat Masala , Red Chilli Powder, Garam Masala, Salt as needed

Pasta-Chickpea Cutlets

Method Of Preparation -

In a mixing bowl, Mash the cooked pasta, add the mashed Chana Masala, mashed mixed vegetables and salt and set aside.

Mix bread crumbs to the above mixture, season with the masala powders as per taste and mix well to make a stiff dough.

Make palm sized patties (discs) and shallow fry them on a hot griddle/tawa spraying oil as and when necessary.

Cook them on both sides and remove them onto paper towels.

Serving Suggestion - Apply a layer of green chutney, drizzle some tamarind date chutney, a teaspoon of yogurt and sev.
Serve with Ketchup or chutney of your choice!

Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing BM# 37.

Sending these cutlets to Srivalli's "Kid's Delight - After School Snacks" hosted by Sowmya.

Preparation Time 25 min
Makes 15-18


  1. divya Says:
  2. looks soooo tempting n delicious...

  3. Delicious and crispy looking pasta chikpeas. Mouthwatering preparation.

  4. Wonderful innovation

  5. Unknown Says:
  6. Super delicious ...... !!

  7. Anonymous Says:
  8. Such a lovely looks :) i have never tried pasta along with chickpeas , that's a different recipe shall try it

  9. this looks so inviting

  10. Pasta and chickpeas cutlet sounds inviting..Kids would love it for sure...

  11. Unknown Says:
  12. wow that a very very tempting and delicious cutlet dear :)

  13. what a unique and deliciouslooking cutlet

  14. Pavani Says:
  15. That is sure a very innovative dish -- cutlets look crispy & delicious.

  16. Cool idea with left over pasta! I always end up having some extra pasta after packing it off to school. Will try this...

  17. Unknown Says:
  18. Innovative dish.. they look crispy & yum.

  19. Would never have guessed the ingredients. Looks great.

  20. Padmajha Says:
  21. That's so innovative Harini!Looks so nice :)

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