Introduction: Indian Potatoes & Pressed Rice Cutlets

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Potatoes are everyone's favorite, even those who are carb conscious can not resist potatoes at times :), like me. For fried food lovers potato is a god's food. The most beautiful thing about this vegetable is that it can be mixed with almost anything and will only add value. 

I am sure many of you might have heard of the Indian Snack named 'Aloo (Potato) Tikki (Cutlet)', if not, that is even more better because in this instructable you will learn to make a better version of tikki:)

In this instructable, I will show you how to make Mouth watering, scrumptious Cutlets using Boiled Potatoes and Pressed Rice (commonly known as Poha in India).

This recepie is shared by my best friend, she is such an expert cook and she promised to share more of her awesomeness with me :).

it is easy to make and does not require much preparation.

Useful information:

Preparation Time : 10 Minutes (Excluding boiling of potatoes)
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes
Servings : About 5 (2 cutlets each) 
Vegetarian : Yes
Vegan: Yes

Irresistible?? :) Lets make it.  

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Step 1: Ingredients

You will need following items to make these cutlets, if you live outside India and find that some items are difficult to get , then look for Indian or Asian grocery stores or online shopping portals. I think these items are easy to get anywhere but pressed rice I am not sure about.

Refer the image above to have a good idea about ingredients

Main Ingredients

  1. Pressed rice (poha) 1 cup or about 50 grams
  2. Boiled Potatoes  3 medium

Spices, oil etc.

  1. Cumin seeds  1/2 teaspoon
  2. Mustard seeds  1/2 teaspoon
  3. Onion 1 medium sized 
  4. Refined flour 2 tablespoons
  5. Paprika (Red chilli powder)  1 teaspoon or as per your taste
  6. Green chillies 3-4
  7. Turmeric powder  1/2 teaspoon
  8. Salt
  9. Oil of your choice to deep fry
  10. Fresh coriander(cilantro) leaves
  11. Cashew nuts 8-10 OPTIONAL
  12. Chat Masala 2 teaspoon
  13. Ginger root about 1inch long    
Kitchen Tools
  1. Deep Frying Pan
  2. Spatula with holes
  3. A large bowl
  4. Absorbent paper

Ok, you now you are all equipped with necessary stuff, lets do some preparation :)

Step 2: Preparation

  1. Grab your kitchen board & knife and chop onions, ginger root, chilies, cashews, cilantro finely. (Image 1)
  2. Soak Poha in water for 5 minutes, drain as much water as you can and keep it aside (Image 2)
  3. Now heat 2 tablespoon of oil in pan and add cumin seeds, musturd seeds, chopped onion and refined flour. Cook for 2-3 minutes. (Image 3).
  4. Add red chili powder, chopped green chilies, ginger, turmeric powder. Stir & mix well (Image 4). Remove the pan from stove and keep this mixture aside in a seperate bowl.
Take the big bowl and mash potatoes nicely
  1. Then add soaked poha, the mixture of spices, chopped cilantro, chat masala and salt to mashed potatoes (Image 5) and mix it well (Image 6).
Now divide the mixture into equal size balls and press the balls using hands to create cutlets (Image 7).

Looks yummmmmmyy...isn't it ?. Just one more step

Step 3: Cooking

Heat oil in deep frying pan. When the oil is heated add cutlets carefully in the oil (add few cutlets at a time) (Image 1).
  1. When the edges of the cutlet turned golden brown, flip them carefully to fry the other side (Image 2)
  2. When the other side is fried golden brown, remove it from oil and put it on absorbent paper (Image 3).

That's it, It's Ready :). Serve hot with tomato sauce or chutney (check my this ible to make simple, yummy green chutney ) of your choice. (Image 4)

  1. I added refined flour but I think that wont be necessary, pressed rice will bind the cutlet fairly well.
  2. To make it more crunchy (and fatty :)) from inside, add almonds and other nuts.

Hurrrey !!! You just made delicious Potato & Pressed Rice Cutlet (call it Aaloo-Poha Tikki :))

I hope you liked and enjoyed this ible as much as I did it in cooking it and eating it and  making an ible :) . Thank you for reading this ible. If you like it, please vote.

I would love see your feedback and if you choose to try this, please share a pic. Should you have any questions, I am more than happy to answer.

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