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How To Easily Make Crispy Poha Cutlet At Home

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I love cooking native Indian delicious dishes. I would like to share my favourite recipes with my dear readers.


Poha cutlet is also called chira cutlet. It was originated in India. It is eaten as breakfast or snack. It is a popular dish for the people of India. It is very easy to be prepared at home.

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

15 min

20 min



For making dough:

  • 2 cups of poha(flattened rice)
  • 2 boiled potatoes (peel skin from potatoes)
  • 1 teaspoon of ginger paste
  • 1 green chilli, (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup of coriander leaves, (wash with water)
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon of red chilli powder
  • salt as per taste
  • 1/4 cup of rice flour

For frying poha cutlets:

  • cooking oil, as needed


  1. In a bowl, pour water and add flattened rice. Soak it for about 10 minutes.
  2. After about 10 minutes, drain off the water from the flattened rice with a strainer. Pour it into a large bowl and mash it into a paste.
  3. Add two boiled potatoes into the paste of the flattened rice and mash them into a paste again.
  4. Also, add ginger, green chilli, coriander leaves, lemon juice, salt as per taste, coriander powder, turmeric powder, red chilli powder and rice flour. Mix them well until the mixture takes a shape of the dough.
  5. Grease the palms of your hands well with oil.
  6. Now, take a small portion from the dough and make it a cylinder shape or a flat round shape as you like.
  7. Keep the poha cutlets on an oily plate.
  8. In a pan, pour oil and heat it well.
  9. Once the oil gets hot, drop a poha cutlet into the hot oil of the pan to check its temperature.
  10. If the oil gets hot properly, drop all the poha cutlets one by one into the hot oil of the pan and fry them for about 15 minutes until they turn into golden on medium flame.
  11. After they turn into golden properly, take them out on a plate.
  12. Poha cutlets are now ready to be served to the family.
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