The Best Poha Cutlet Recipe for the Crispy and Wholesome Snack | 24 Mantra

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The Best Poha Cutlet Recipe for the Crispy and Wholesome Snack


Poha or flattened rice is a highly versatile food item that can be used in a variety of dishes. It is widely used in Asian dishes, and since it is made from pre-boiled and flattened rice, it can also be consumed with very little cooking.

The poha cutlet is a fried patty that has poha as one of its major ingredients. It is a perfect party starter snack, and its crispy texture and taste are highly favoured by kids and adults alike.


Although there are many variations to the ever-loved cutlet recipe, the poha cutlet recipe is one of the easiest and tastiest to prepare. Poha has a moisture absorbing quality that makes the patties firm and also facilitates in maintaining a proper cutlet shape.


Poha Cutlet Recipe Ingredients

The ingredient list for poha cutlet may vary as per the cutlet variant in question. However, today we will be looking at the preparation of vegetable poha cutlet that is a healthy variant of this delicious snack.

The health benefits of this healthy snack can be further enhanced by opting for organic ingredients. These are guaranteed to be free from harmful chemicals and have a slightly higher nutrient density.

The absence of preservatives also helps in enhancing the taste of the ingredients, and you get richer natural flavours.

Here is the ingredient list for the poha cutlet recipe.

  • 1 cup of organic poha (thick variety).
  • ¾ cup boiled and mashed potatoes.
  • ¼ cup finely chopped carrots.
  • ¼ cup steamed green peas.
  • 4-5 blanched French beans.
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion.
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped coriander leaves.
  • ½ teaspoon ginger garlic paste.
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder.
  • ¼ teaspoon red chilli powder.
  • ¼ teaspoon garam masala powder.
  • ½ teaspoon amchur (dry mango powder).
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds.
  • Salt to taste.
  • Oil for shallow frying.

Now that we have our ingredients ready, let’s begin with the poha cutlet recipe preparation.


Poha Cutlet Recipe Preparation

If you have made other variations of cutlets in the past, you may understand the pain that it takes to form a perfect patty.

Not with the poha cutlet! The moisture-absorbing capability of poha helps in patties in retaining their shape and also ensures that they don’t break while frying.


Let’s begin with our poha cutlet recipe preparation.

  • Take 1 cup of organic poha and rinse it thoroughly.
  • Now, soak the poha in water for around 3-4 minutes.
  • Once the poha gets soft, strain the water and keep the poha aside for the later steps.
  • Boil 1 large potato in a pressure cooker until it is completely cooked and turns soft.
  • Now, peel the potato while it’s still hot and mash it thoroughly using your hands or a spoon.
  • Add the grated carrots, French beans, finely chopped onion, chopped coriander leaves, and ginger garlic paste.
  • Now, add the poha to the mix and mix everything thoroughly.
  • Once the mixture is ready, now add garam masala, amchur powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder, sesame seeds, and salt to taste.
  • Mix everything thoroughly and taste the mixture to check if the spices and salt are sufficient.
  • We will now make the poha cutlet patties.


Our poha cutlet patties are ready and now we will begin with the frying process.

  • Take a flat-surfaced tawa and pour 3 tablespoons of oil on top of it and allow it to heat.
  • Once the oil is sufficiently hot, place the poha cutlet patties on the tawa and let it fry for a few minutes on a medium flame.
  • Flip the cutlets and check if the side is properly fried. A perfectly fried cutlet has a golden brown colour.
  • Continue flipping the patties in 1-2 minute duration so that the entire cutlet is cooked properly.
  • Once the cutlets have attained a golden brown colour and a crispy texture, remove them from the tawa.
  • Place the cutlets on paper napkins to remove the excess oil.
  • Your delicious poha cutlet recipe is ready to serve!


Poha Cutlet Recipe Notes

Although the recipe is relatively simple if you are making poha cutlets for the first time, here are a few points that you should keep in mind to ensure a seamless recipe preparation.

  • Try to use the thick poha variant to soak. If using the thin variety, only rinsing it is enough in the poha cutlet recipe.
  • Aside from the veggies mentioned in the recipe, you are free to add any combination that suits your palate.
  • You can add grated cheese to your cutlet mix to give the recipe a cheesy twist.
  • Ensure that you pan fry the cutlets on a medium flame else they won’t be cooked properly from the insides.
  • If amchur is unavailable, you can use 1 teaspoon of lemon juice instead and it will have the same effect.
  • For making the cutlets even crunchier, you can use breadcrumbs mixed with cornflour to make your poha cutlets even more crisply.

Poha is a great foodstuff that can be consumed as a snack due to its light and fluffy nature. So this was our take on all things poha. Try 24 Mantra Organics’s Poha and enjoy crispy Poha Cutlet Recipe.

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