Poha Cutlets


Poha cutlet is a mouthwatering snack option for food lovers who want to try something new on their taste palate. Poha Cutlets are a popular snack on any Indian restaurant menu. It is very simple, healthy, easy to make and can be served for an evening snack with green chutney or Tomato ketchup. A schezwan sauce or mayonnaise dip goes best with these.


These cutlets can be deep fried or baked or shallow fried depending on one’s taste buds and health factors. It is a favourite tea time breakfast snack made with a combination of Potato, Poha (Chiwda) and many more ingredients.

Great option for those moms who are in a hurry and unannounced guests arrive ….. and you are racking your brains to come up with a quick and easy option???

No Worry !!! Make these Poha cutlets…Simple and easy to make with a burst of flavour inside. These cutlets are also a very good option for kids’ lunchboxes.

Here is how to make this Poha Cutlet

North Indian Starter
Breakfast and Evening Snacks
Kadai (Wok) / Heavy Bottomed Pan
Prep. Time
20 mins
Cooking Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
2 Servings
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 cup Poha
  • 1/3 cup Chopped Onion
  • 1 cup grated boiled Potatoes
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1/4 tsp Amchur Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Garam Masala Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 2 tsp Bread crumbs
  • Chopped Coriander leaves
  • Salt to Taste
  • Oil for frying
Recipe Steps
  1. Break the egg and keep it in a bowl. Add salt as per taste to the egg and beat it. This is Bowl no. 1.
  2. Place bread crumbs in another bowl. This is Bowl no. 2.
  3. Wash 1/4 cup Poha with water and keep it aside.
  4. Grate Boiled Potatoes in another mixing bowl (Bowl no.3). Add chopped Onion, water-soaked poha, chopped coriander leaves, Amchur powder, Red chilli powder, Garam masala powder, chopped Green Chilli, and salt according to taste.
  5. Mash the mixture.
  6. Grease your palm with vegetable oil and start making small cylindrical shape cutlets and keep it aside on a plate. Make sure all your cutlets are of the same size and shape.
  7. Now roll these cutlets in the egg mix (Bowl no. 1 ) first and then in bread crumbs (Bowl no. 2) so that bread crumbs are easily stuck to these cutlets due to egg coating.
  8. Heat oil in a kadhai for frying these cutlets.
  9. Fry these cutlets on medium flame till its color becomes golden brown.
  10. Serve hot with Green Pudina chutney or tomato ketchup.

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