These poha cutlets are one of my hubby's favourite snacks and it has to be because this recipe is my mom in law's recipe ,this poha cutlets are very common tea-time snacks but this one is in my mom in law's method and ingredients.It is so very crispy,crunchy and delicious finger food,perfect for this freezing weather .I made them with my gulab jamuns to celeberate my blog's success .This dish is very simple with few everyday ingredients which makes it more easier and handy .
1 cup poha (beatened rice flakes, medium or thin variety )
2 boiled potatoes OR 3-4 bread slices ( i used potatoes )
1-2 finely chopped green chillies
2 tbsp finely chopped onions
1/4 cup besan ( gram flour )
2 tsps red chilli pwd ( pls adjust to ur taste )
salt to taste
lemon juice to taste
handful of chopped cilantro
oil for deep frying
Wash poha under cold running water ,strain and keep it aside for 10-15 mins.Meanwhile,chop onions ,green chillies and cilantro finely.Crumple and mash the poha with your hands,add mashed boiled potato ,besan ,chillies,ilantro,salt,red chilli pwd and lemon juice.If adding bread slices instead of potatoes,then just dip them in water and squeeze them completely and mash it with your hands .Mix everything together and make walnut size balls out of it and give desired shapes.Deep fry in hot oil on medium heat till golden brown in colour.Serve hot with ketchup or green corriander chutney.