Poha Cutlet ( Iron Rich )

Poha Cutlet (  Iron Rich )

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Beaten rice (poha) is made in an iron pounder that contributes for its iron content. No wonder these yummy cutlets are packed with the richness of iron! Addition of lemon juice also helps in absorption of iron.

Poha Cutlet ( Iron Rich ) recipe - How to make Poha Cutlet ( Iron Rich )

Soaking Time:  1 hour   Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 10 cutlets
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2 cups thick beaten rice (poha) , washed and drained
1/4 cup yellow moong dal (split yellow gram) , washed and drained
1 tbsp finely chopped green chillies
1/4 cup finely chopped spinach (palak)
1 tbsp finely chopped coriander (dhania)
2 tsp sugar
2 tsp lemon juice
salt to taste
3 tsp oil for greasing and cooking

For Serving
healthy green chutney

  1. Place the beaten rice in a sieve and hold it under running water for a few seconds. Keep aside for 2 minutes for the water to drain out completely.
  2. Soak the moong dal in enough water in a deep bowl for about an hour.
  3. Drain, add the beaten rice and green chillies and grind to a coarse paste, without using any water.
  4. Transfer the mixture into a bowl, add the spinach, coriander, sugar, lemon juice and salt and mix well.
  5. Divide the mixture into 10 equal portions and shape each portion into 50 mm. (2”) diameter flat, round cutlet.
  6. Heat a non-stick tava (griddle), grease it using 1 tsp of oil, and cook 5 cutlets using 1 tsp of oil till they turn brown in colour from both the sides.
  7. Repeat step 6 to make 1 more batch of 5 cutlets.
  8. Serve immediately with tomato ketchup or healthy green chutney.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per cutlet
Energy74 cal
Protein1.8 g
Carbohydrates12.8 g
Fiber0.5 g
Fat1.7 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium3.6 mg
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Poha Cutlet ( Iron Rich )
 on 16 Sep 18 11:36 PM

my mom''s n friends in kitty liked this yummy start er ...easy to prepare n it''s healthy food.. good recipe
Tarla Dalal
17 Sep 18 09:05 AM
   Hi Aruna, Happy to know you liked the recipe. Do try more and more recipes and share with us your feedback. Happy Cooking!
Poha Cutlet ( Iron Rich )
 on 13 Jun 18 08:35 AM

everyone in family loved it. especially my daughter like it very much.
Tarla Dalal
13 Jun 18 09:12 AM
   Hi Shweta, We are delighted you loved the recipe. Please keep posting your thoughts and feedback.
Poha Cutlet ( Iron Rich )
 on 09 Jun 18 02:56 PM

Poha Cutlet ( Iron Rich )
 on 30 Dec 15 04:10 PM

never imagined poha can be used for cutlets. i did add some potatoes and used chilke wali dal.turns out very wel and tasty.
Tarla Dalal
21 Jun 18 09:49 AM
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Poha Cutlet ( Iron Rich )
 on 28 Dec 15 07:57 PM

Yummy cutlets...I added potatoes n tomato n little GaramMasala...Thank u for the recipe :)
Tarla Dalal
29 Dec 15 09:44 AM
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Poha Cutlet ( Iron Rich )
 on 09 Dec 15 04:33 PM

Poha cutlet.. never thought with poha and moong dal we could make a cutlet.. this cutlet was just yummy in taste.. I reduced a ;ittle chilli.. as was making it for kids.. and they just finished it in minutes..
Pohe Cutlets
 on 05 Dec 13 09:45 AM

This recipe is really nice and something different from usual cutlets...make sure to serve it immediately...
Pohe Cutlets
 on 07 Jul 13 01:35 PM

This recipe is nice but only for own home not for guests.. I tink t dal should b grinded coarsely alone n then mixed witpoha grinded again coz if mixed together n grinded it accumulated as a whole n t dal didnot grind at all... I added garam masala for taste n roasted in v lil oil.. Was v crisp n mild taste
Pohe Cutlets
 on 23 Nov 11 05:13 AM

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Pohe Cutlets
 on 14 Jun 11 01:52 PM