These poha (Beaten rice) cutlets are an ideal tea-time snack. They can also be served as appetizers along with some green chutney or ketchup. They are very easy to make and very delicious at the same time.
For a healthier version I have used brown poha and brown bread. Finely chopped or grated veggies too can be added to make them more nutritious. So check out the step by step pictorial recipe to prepare it.
I have given a coating of sooji (semolina) but you may also use bread crumbs or they may simply be plain shallow fried without them. Both ways they simply tastes yummy. It is a perfect lunch box meal too, when rolled in roti along with some sliced onion and lettuce.
- 1 & 1/2 cups poha (beaten rice) - I have used brown poha
- 2 brown bread (crust removed)
- 2 tbsp. fried onions
- 1" ginger, grated
- 2 green chilies
- 2-3 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped
- 2 tbsp. fresh grated coconut
- 2 tbsp. fried peanuts, coarsely ground
- salt to taste
- 1/4 tsp. turmeric powder
- 1/2 tsp. garam masala powder
- 1 tbsp. maida (plain flour)
- 1 cup sooji / semolina
- oil to deep fry
Wash the poha for a few seconds and keep aside for 10 minutes to become soft. Soak the bread in water for a few seconds. Squeeze out the water and add to the drained poha.
Mix the maida with some water to make a batter. Keep aside. To the poha - bread mix, add all the other ingredients(except maida, sooji & oil) and knead into a dough.
Make into desired shapes and transfer on to a plate. Dip them one by one in the batter and coat with the sooji. Arrange all on a plate.
Heat oil in a pan / kadai and deep fry them on a medium flame few at a time for 2-3 minutes. Drain on a kitchen towel and serve with green chutney / ketchup / red chili sauce.
Wash poha few seconds & keep aside for 10 minutes to become soft.
Soak bread in water few seconds. Squeeze out water & add to the poha.
To the poha - bread mix, add all other ingredients(except maida, sooji &
oil) & knead into a dough.
Make into desired shapes & transfer on to a plate.
Heat oil & deep fry them till done. Drain on a kitchen towel.
Serve with green chutney / ketchup / red chili sauce.