Poha Cutlet Recipe

INGREDIENTS

(1 cup = 250 ml)
1 cup thick poha
1 large potato
1 small finely chopped carrot
4-5 finely chopped French beans
1 small finely chopped onion
1 tbsp chopped coriander leaves
½ tsp ginger- garlic paste
¼ tsp Catch turmeric powder
¼ tsp Catch red chili powder
¼ – ½ tsp Garam Masala powder
½ tsp dry mango powder
1 tsp white sesame seeds
1 pinch sugar (optional)
3 tbsp oil for frying
Salt as required

Accompaniments with Poha Cutlet:

  • Ketchup
  • Green Chutney

INSTRUCTIONS

Preparation for poha cutlet:

  • Take 1 cup thick poha and rinse it once or twice.
  • Soak the poha in water and cover it for 3-4 minutes.
  • Use a strainer, drain all the water from the poha.
  • The poha should get softened well but there should be no water left.

Making poha cutlet mixture:

  • Steam or boil 1 large potato in a pressure cooker till the potato is softened and cooked well. Peel the potato when it is still warm.
  • Mash well.
  • Add veggies – carrots, French beans, onion, coriander leaves, ½ tsp ginger-garlic paste.
  • Add the poha.
  • Add ¼ tsp Catch turmeric powder, ¼ tsp Catch red chili powder, ¼-1/2 tsp Catch garam masala powder, ½ tsp dry mango powder, 1 tsp white sesame seeds, a pinch of sugar (optional) and salt as per taste.
  • Mix everything well and taste the mixture. Add salt as required.
  • Shape into small cutlets.

Frying poha cutlets:

  • Heat a tawa. Add 3 tbsp oil and let the oil become hot. Place the poha cutlets on the tawa.
  • Turn them over, when one side turns golden brown.
  • Turn them again.
  • Flip them a couple of times more and pan fry till the tops have become golden.
  • Serve them hot.

Recipe Notes/ Suggestions:

  • Instead of dry mango powder, you can also use lemon juice.
  • Red poha can also be used in place of white poha.

Other than the Poha Cutlet recipe, there are some starter recipes that you can try making at home too, like:

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