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3 October, 2017

Poha Cutlets

Posted in : North Indian, Snacks on by : BabKin's Kitchen

For Poha Cutlets –


  1. Poha – 1 cup
  2. Potatoes – 2 (medium sized)
  3. Chopped cashewnuts – 2 tsp
  4. Chopped coriander leaves – 1 tsp
  5. Chaat masala – 1 tsp
  6. Lemon juice – 1 tsp
  7. Salt – according to taste
  8. Oil – for frying
  9. Cooking oil – 2 tsp
  10. Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  11. Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  12. Onion – 1 (finely chopped)
  13. Green chillies – 4 (finely chopped)
  14. Besan – 2 tsp
  15. Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp

Method –

  1. Wash and soak the poha for 4-5 minutes.  Strain the poha of excess water in a strainer and keep it aside.
  2. Boil the potatoes with sufficient water.  Once cooled down, peel the skin of the potatoes and grate them.  Set aside.
  3. Heat oil in a pan on a medium flame.  Add mustard seeds and allow them to splutter.
  4. Once the seeds stop spluttering, add cumin seeds and saute till light brown.  Add green chillies and chopped onions and cook till onions become translucent.
  5. Then add turmeric powder and besan and roast for 2-3 minutes.  Switch off the flame and remove from heat.
  6. In a mixing bowl, add the grated potatoes, soaked poha, chopped cashewnuts, chaat masala, lemon juice, salt and coriander leaves.
  7. Transfer the onion mixture to this and mix well.  Divide the mixture into equal portions and shape into a cutlet.
  8. Heat little oil in a pan on a medium flame for frying. Fry the cutlets on both the sides till they turn golden brown in colour.
  9. Take them out in an absorbent paper to remove the excess oil. Poha cutlets are ready to serve.

Serving Tip –

Serve the poha cutlets hot or warm with green chutney or tomato ketchup.

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