Beaten Rice And Potato Cutlets

BEATEN RICE AND POTATO CUTLETS

Hi everyone. This is one of my ‘ideas come alive‘ dish, cutlets made of beaten rice and potatoes having a funky marination and coated in gram flour. This is a tasty and a very new idea which I had some time back and I decided to share it with all of you. It can also be microwaved and the use of oil can be totally omitted. It combines crunch, taste, and class in itself and in here we see a modern usage of beaten rice apart from it being used traditionally in making pohas or eaten with curd. So let’s start to make our Beaten Rice And Potato Cutlets.

Ingredients:-

  1. Beaten Rice or Poha – 250 gms.
  2. Potato – 2.
  3. Gram Flour or Besan – 100 gms.
  4. Onion – 1.
  5. Green Chillies – 3.
  6. Salt – According to taste.
  7. Red Chilly Powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  9. Ginger – A small piece.
  10. Water – As needed.
  11. Vegetable Oil – For shallow frying.
  12. Coriander Leaves – A small bunch.

STEPS

Step 1

 Wash and drain the water from the poha. Boil the potatoes. Chop the onions, green chilies and coriander leaves finely. Grate the ginger.

Step 2

In a mixer grinder add the poha and boiled potatoes and grind them slightly coarsely.

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Now take a bowl and add the ground batter, the finely chopped onions, green chilies, coriander, grated ginger, gram flour, salt, red chilly powder, garam masala and mix everything well to make a dough. If the stuff of the dough is stiffer add a little bit of water but it depends on the consistency of the dough. You can also add panir in it. Make small cutlets of any shape you want from it.

Step 4 

Heat oil in a frying pan. Drop in the above-made cutlets in the pan and shallow fry them till lightly browned and crisp. Take them out and drain on tissue paper.

Our Beaten Rice or Poha Cutlets are ready. Serve them as a morning or evening snack with any dip of your choice.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a good weekend everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!

Beaten Rice Snack With Fried Prawns

BEATEN RICE SNACK WITH FRIED PRAWNS

This recipe is a funky, quite colorful and equally tasty one having a super crunch and super fun taste what with the combination of so many ingredients from beaten rice to poppadums, potatoes to prawns and tossed in mild seasonings of salt, pepper, chilies giving it a gorgeous effect. This is an ideal snack to pep up your moods and for takeaways to parties and picnics and fun time out. It surely is a super snacky delight and is worth giving a try.

Ingredients:-

  1. Beaten Rice or Poha – 250 gms.
  2. Roasted Cashews with salt – 10.
  3. Dry Coconut or Kopra(shallow fried) – 1 tsp.
  4. Poppadum(fried) – 1.
  5. Potato(cubed,salted and shallow fried) -1(medium-sized) – 1.
  6. Curry Leaves – 10 leaves.
  7. White and Black Salt – A pinch.
  8. Pepper – A pinch.
  9. Green Chiilies(fried) – 2.
  10. Any small fried fish(whole) or Prawns(small variety) – 50 gms.
  11. Rice Fritters(recipe coming soon) – 20 gms.
  12. Chaat Masala – A pinch.

STEPS

Step 1

Firstly marinate the prawns with salt, turmeric powder, and garlic paste. Shallow fry it till brown and crisp. Deep fry the cubed potatoes. Fry the green chilies. Fry the popadums or papad. Crush them. Fry the rice fritters till crisp. Shallow fry the kopra pieces and cashews.

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Step 2

Take a kadhai. Add some vegetable oil or ghee to it. When it is hot add the beaten rice and fry it until crisp but not browned. Add the salts and black pepper. Now mix in the ingredients kept beforehand, the prawns, potatoes, rice fritters, green chilies, papad, cashew, kopra, curry leaves and mix well. Lastly, add some chaat masala. Toss up and serve as a tea-time snack. You can use any other small fish also other than prawns but they should be fried well.

Our crunchy munchy Beaten Rice Snack With Fried Prawns is ready. Serve it with tea and coffee as afternoon or evening snack. I hope you will like it.

Friends do try the recipe at home. Share your comments and feedback. Have a great week everyone. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!

 

Vegetable Poha

VEGETABLE POHA

Hello dear friends and welcome once again to my corner. Today I’m going to share a popular breakfast recipe made from beaten rice and some vegetables called Poha. It is a regular dish in the whole of India and really liked in Maharashtra. It is healthy, tasty and easy to make. So let’s start making it—

Ingredients:

  1. Beaten rice(poha)-300 gms.
  2. Fresh vegetables like Cauliflower, brinjal, potatoes(cut into small pieces)-1/2 bowl each.
  3. Onions(chopped)-2
  4. Green Chillies(finely chopped)-2
  5. Turmeric powder -1/2 tsp.
  6. Red Chilly Powder -1/2 tsp.
  7. Cumin powder – 1 tsp.
  8. Subzi (vegetable)masala – 1 tsp.
  9. Garam Masala – 1 tsp.
  10. Cashew and Raisins -A handful.
  11. Salt – According to taste.
  12. Vegetable oil – 2 tbsp.

For Garnishing:–

Freshly chopped cilantro.

STEPS

Step 1 

Heat a heavy bottom cooking pan and add the given amount of vegetable oil to it. When it gets hot add the finely chopped onions and green chilies to it.

Step 2

Now when the onions are half fried, add salt, turmeric powder, red chilly powder, cumin powder, subzi or vegetable masala and fry everything again. Now add the chopped vegetables and after tossing them twice add some water(about 1 cup)to the pan and cook it covered till the vegetables get cooked.

Step 3

In the meantime take the beaten rice or poha and clean and drain the water.

Step 4 

Now going back to our vegetables, take the lid off the pan and check whether the veggies are done or not. When they are cooked add the garam masala,  beaten rice, cashew and raisins and fry it. When beaten rice gets softer fry the poha on high flame and garnish it with freshly chopped cilantro.

Our Vegetable Poha is done.

This is a healthy dish full with taste and is an ideal one to be eaten at breakfast. It can be served with coconut chutney and some fresh fruits.

Do try this recipe at home and share your comments and feedback. Have a great week friends. Till then healthy cooking, happy living!!!