Poha Tikki or Vegetable Poha Cutlet- Poha is the most common breakfast dish in our house and we generally have it 2-3 times a week. A perfect healthy nutritious tasty breakfast. Generally, there is no leftover Poha, or even if there is some left I and my kids finish it by lunch. But what should you do if you have lots of Poha left? Well, you can always make this Poha Tikki 🙂
The taste is quite similar to aloo Tikki. Poha Tikki is crunchy crisp on the outside and soft on the inside. I always add roasted peanuts to the Poha which on grinding gave this yummy taste to the Tikki. So if you do not add peanuts to the poha make it a point to add them in the Tikki because they really add a nutty flavor.
What is Poha
Poha is flattened rice. Rice is parboiled before flattening so Poha does not require lots of cooking. This also makes it a good choice to carry with you while traveling. You can wash and then soak the poha for 5 minutes, add spices and have it as breakfast. It is one of the most popular breakfasts in North India.
When I was making this Tikki my kids kept on coming to the kitchen to check when these will be ready. These smell so nice while cooking that even my maid commented on that J
It became really hard for me to take photos. Kids were ready to snatch the Tikki right from the plate where I was clicking photos. By the time I Packed my camera and came back in the room 10 out of 12 Tikki were already gone 😉
This is also a very good lunch box recipe. If you have leftover Poha just make Tikki in the morning for tiffin.
This is also a good way to add vegetables to kid’s food as whatever vegetable (carrots, peas, corn, etc.) you have added to your Poha will be ground and kids will not even realize they are eating them.
BTW my husband also loved them so you can make these to serve guests also as an appetizer. Sometimes I fry these but shallow frying is definitely better and healthier.
You can add more or fewer chilies depending on who you are making this for.
How to make Poha Tikki
Preparation time: less than 5 minutes
cooking time: 10-15 minutes
makes around 12 Poka Tikki
1 ½ cup leftover Poha
2 boiled Potatoes
1 onion finely chopped
½ cup finely chopped veggies of your choice (I have added veggies to the Poha so I did not add separately)
1 tsp chopped green chilies
¼ tsp chaat masala
1 tsp grated ginger
salt to taste (Poha might already have enough salt so taste first. If required then only add salt.)
1 tsp Chopped coriander leaves
1-2 tbsp oil
To make Tikki/ Cutlet
First of all, grind the Poha in your blender so that you get this.
Add the rest of the ingredients except for oil to the ground Poha.
Mix properly and check the spices. If you want you can add red chili powder also. I did not add it.
Give shape to the Tikki.
Cook the Poha Tikki in 1 -2 tbsp of oil. Try to cook them on medium or low flame starting with the high flame.
Cook on both sides until light brown.
Poha Tikki or Vegetable Poha Cutlet is ready to serve. Serve it hot with coriander chutney or ketchup.
Poha Tikki | Vegetable Poha Cutlet
- 1 ½ cup leftover Poha
- 2 boiled Potatoes
- 1 onion finely chopped
- 1 tsp chopped green chilies
- 1 tsp grated ginger
- ¼ tsp chaat masala
- ½ cup finely chopped veggies of your choice
- salt to taste
- 1 tsp Chopped coriander leaves
- 1-2 tbsp oil
Prepare poha and vegetables
- Grind poha in your blender so that you get coarse mixture.
- Add the rest of the ingredients except for oil to the ground poha.
- Mix properly and check the spices. If you want you can add red chilli powder also. I did not add it.
- Give shape to the tikki.
Cook Tikki or Cutlets
- Cook the Poha Tikki in 1 -2 tbsp of oil.
- Try to cook them on medium or low flame starting with the high flame.
- Cook on both sides until light brown.
- Your Poha tikki is ready to serve.
- Serve it hot with coriander chutney or ketchup.
2. poha might already have enough salt so taste first. If required then only add salt.
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