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Poha Aloo Recipe (Flattened Rice and Potato Cutlet)

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Poha aloo is a cutlet made from flattened rice and potato

Poha aloo is a cutlet made from flattened rice and potato

Poha aloo, a popular Indian breakfast or teatime snack, is a cutlet made with flattened rice, potatoes, onions, and spices.

It is typically served with a chutney, usually mint or imli, or it could also be served with tomato sauce.

Cook Time

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15 min

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12 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup jada poha (beaten or flattened rice, preferably the thick variety)
  • 2 medium-sized boiled potatoes, mashed
  • 1 tbsp hara dhania (cilantro), chopped
  • 2 green chillies, chopped
  • 8 to 10 pudina (mint leaves), chopped
  • 1 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 medium-sized onion, finely chopped
  • 2.5 tbsp arrowroot powder
  • 1 tbsp rice flour
  • 1/2 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1tsp amchur (mango powder)
  • 1/2 tsp chaat masala
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • vegetable oil, for frying

Instructions

  1. Submerge the poha in a bowl full of water and set aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Strain out the water and then squeeze the poha to remove the excess water. Mash the poha.
  3. In a large bowl, grate the boiled potatoes. Add the squeezed and mashed poha.
  4. Add the hara dhania, green chillies, mint leaves, ginger paste, chopped onion, arrowroot powder, rice flour, red chilli powder, amchur powder, chaat masala, salt, coriander powder, turmeric powder, and garam masala. Mix well until it forms a dough. Set aside.
  5. Keep a kadahi (wok) on low heat. Add sufficient oil for frying and let it heat up.
  6. While the oil is heating up, prepare the cutlets by taking a little dough in your oil-greased palms and shaping it as you wish. Set aside all the cutlets.
  7. When the oil is hot, raise heat to around medium and drop in the cutlets a few at a time. Let them fry for 15-20 seconds; then turn them over and fry them until evenly golden. Keep turning them over frequently. Transfer the golden fried cutlets to a plate. Fry the remaining cutlets.
  8. Serve the hot poha aloo with chutney and/or tomato sauce.

Poha Aloo Recipe (Flattened Rice and Potato Cutlet)

© 2020 Rajan Singh Jolly

Comments

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 11, 2020:

Thank you, Peggy.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 11, 2020:

Your recipe sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 09, 2020:

Thanks, Mitara.

Mitara N from South Africa on May 08, 2020:

Oh Yum! Sounds delicious, will definitely try

Thanks for sharing Rajan

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 05, 2020:

Thank you, Nithya.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on May 04, 2020:

Delicious! I have all the ingredients at home will try this recipe.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 04, 2020:

You are welcome, Liza, Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 04, 2020:

Time to try out a couple of new recipes, Genna. Thank you for stopping by.

Liza from USA on May 03, 2020:

The food looks so appetizing. I must go to the Indian store to check some of the ingredients. Thank you for the recipe, Rajan.

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on May 03, 2020:

Thank you, again, for another delicious recipe. These are especially helpful now with so many of us marooned at home.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 02, 2020:

Thank you, John.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 02, 2020:

Thank you, Pamela.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 02, 2020:

Yes, that would be a wonderful tweak. Char. Thank you for visiting.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on May 01, 2020:

I think I would like this recipe, Rajan. It sounds good a a little bit differnt from other recipes.

Char Milbrett from Minnesota on May 01, 2020:

Yum! A little cheese added to this would make the cheddar puffs that I love so much at Burger King... Thank you for this recipe.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on April 30, 2020:

This sounds great Rajan. Not sure if we can access all the ingredients especially jada poha here but I will check it out.