Poha Cutlet Recipe | How to make Poha Cutlet

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How to prepare Poha Cutlet Recipe
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Poha Cutlets

Poha cutlets are amazingly easy to make. Needing only a few basic ingredients it comes together in a jiffy. It has a crisp and crunchy exterior with subtle flavors and it can be a go-to recipe for unexpected guests and occasions. As with all cutlet recipes, it can be modified to cater to personal preference in taste and health issues by adding any number of vegetables like blanched french beans, boiled green peas, grated paneer, shredded cabbage, carrots, sweet corn etc.

Course Snacks
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 16 medium sized cutlets
Calories 49 kcal
Author Anju Bhagnari


  • 60 grams Thick Poha
  • 2 medium-sized Potatoes (boiled and grated)
  • 1 Green Chilli (de-seeded and chopped finely)
  • ½ teaspoon Red Chilli Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Garam Masala Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Chaat Masala
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger-Garlic Paste
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Coriander Leaves (chopped finely)
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoons Oil
  • 20 grams Maida
  • 10 grams Corn Flour
  • 10 grams Maize Flour
  • 4 tablespoons Breadcrumbs
  • Water as needed


  1. Wash the poha 3 to 4 times in running water.
  2. Soak it for 3 minutes.

    Poha Cutlet step by step process
  3. Drain in a colander and keep under a fan for drying.

  4. The poha has to be soft yet not moist at all.

    Poha for Poha Cutlet
  5. In a bowl, take the poha and add the grated potatoes.

  6. Season with salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garam masala powder, chaat masala and green chilli.

  7. Add ginger-garlic paste and coriander leaves as well.

  8. Bring the mixture together with a light hand.

  9. Check and adjust seasonings if needed.

    Dough preparation for Poha Cutlets
  10. Divide the mixture into equal sized balls as per the size of the cutlets preferred.

  11. Place them in the fridge for about 10 minutes.

  12. Meanwhile ready a slurry by mixing together the maida, corn flour, maize flour, little salt and water as needed
  13. The slurry should be of flowing consistency.

  14. Heat an iron tawa or non-stick pan on low heat.

  15. Now, dip a few of the cutlets in the slurry.
  16. Place them in the breadcrumbs and coat them all over by gently pressing them.

  17. Shallow fry on the hot tawa on low to medium flame.

    Poha Cutlet cooking process
  18. Smear little oil on both the sides and cook till color changes to golden brown.
    How to make Poha Cutlet
  19. Ready all the cutlets similarly.
  20. Serve hot with chutney or tomato sauce.
    How to prepare Poha Cutlet Recipe

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