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..

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!

Linking these cutlets to  'Anyone Can Cook' hosted by Umm Mymoonah.

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 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. Priti Says:
  11. Wonderful idea using bajra ..looks yum

  12. Vruti Shah 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...

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