As I was thinking of how to incorporate atukulu into an easy dish, I thought about Poha vada. I just wanted to make it as simple as possible but it has to taste great too...
Usually in making poha upma, people add peanut powder right? and I think Poha and peanuts go very well together.
All I have to say about this tikki is 'YUM'.
Tho I have eaten variations of this type of cutlets before, the addition of peanut powder is key. If you like the peanutty taste, you should surely try this out.
I didn't want to add egg for binding, so added slightly wet bread for this reason and it did an amazing job!!... S no eggs, all vegetarian poha cutlet, vada or tikki what ever you want to call it.
Its very easy to make and I was done in less than an hour. With the amounts given below you can make about 15 medium sized ones.
It surely make for good appetizer at parties or to be eaten in place of aloo tikkis, or taste just as yum with some spicy tomato sauce.
1 cup Poha, atululu, beaten flat rice, wash and soak in little water till absorbed (10-20 min) (I used thick poha)
1 large potato, baked or boiled, peeled
2 slices of bread, slightly wet
1/2 carrots, grated
1/4 cup peas
1/4 cup peanut, dry roasted and coarsely ground to powder (optional but surely gives a yummy touch)
1 small onion, chopped
2 green chillies, chopped
coriander leaves, chopped
1 cup bread crumbs for coating
salt to taste
1 tsp chilli powder
pinch of turmeric
Oil for deep frying or shallow fry
Wash and soak the poha in some water for 10-20 min.
Boil or bake potato, cool and peel the skin off. (I baked mine in the Microwave)
Add all the rest of the ingredients together, except the bread crumbs and oil.
Mash and mix them.
Roll and Flatten tightly with your hands and roll in the bread crumbs and fry in oil.
I deep fried mine, but you can surely shallow fry them. Just remember that the oil should be hot enough or they cutlets will break up.
Serve hot with chutney or eat plain. They surely tasted good!!
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