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Poha Cutlets  Recipe

Poha and potatoes, mixed with onion and other spices, shaped into cutlets and deep-fried will be a sure hit.

This recipe has featured on the show Khanakhazana.

Preparation Time : 6-10 minutes

Cooking time : 16-20 minutes

Servings : 4

Poha Cutlets

Main Ingredients

Pressed rice (poha),





Level Of Cooking



  • Pressed rice (poha)
    1 cup
  • Potatoes boiled and mashed
    3 medium
  • Oil 2 tablespoons + to deep fry
  • Cumin seeds
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Mustard seeds
    1/2 teaspoon
  • Onion finely chopped
    1 medium
  • Refined flour (maida)
    2 tablespoons
  • Red chilli powder
    1 teaspoon
  • Green chillies finely chopped
  • Turmeric powder
    1/4 teaspoon
  • Salt
    to taste
  • Fresh coriander leaves finely chopped
    2 tablespoons
  • Cashewnuts chopped
  • Lemon juice
    1 tablespoon


Step 1

Soak the poha for five minutes. Heat oil in a pan. Add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, chopped onion, two tablespoons of refined flour and roast for two to three minutes.

Step 2

Add red chilli powder, chopped green chillies, turmeric powder, stir and mix well.

Step 3

Remove from heat and transfer the mixture into a bowl. Add soaked poha, mashed potatoes, salt, chopped coriander leaves, chopped cashewnuts and lemon juice. Mix well.

Step 4

Divide the mixture into eight to twelve equal portions and shape each into a cutlet. Heat sufficient oil in a kadai and deep fry the cutlets till golden.

Step 5

Drain onto an absorbent paper and serve hot with green chutney.

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