Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Atukula cutlet / vada , Poha vada / tikki, Beaten Flat rice cutlet / tikki

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!!

Srivalli's Kid's Delight 'Street Food'

Kurinji's Healthy Recipe Hunt 'Poha'

Sending  this and  'Madatha Kaja'

to Tickling Palates 'Deep fried snacks' event


  1. That's very innovative, cutlets using poha. Looks so yummy.

  2. Have heard a lot about poha cutlets but never ate or prepared it..since poha anyway is my fav..this goes to my must make list:)..they look super delicious :)

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  3. Yummm, soo tempting and crispy cutlets,truly tempting..

  4. wow... that looks delicious.. crunchy and crispy :)

  5. Love the cutlets..Looks yummy...


  6. Thanks for dropping by Smita...Will surely participate in the event!!


  7. Yummy looking cutlets and i am sure kids will love it :)

  8. Lovely cutlet..looks tempting n crispy..

  9. first time to your space..these cutlets looks so tasty..and easy to make..nice clicks too..will keep visiting now..

  10. oh that look so gorgeous smitha, how crispy and innovative it is :)

  11. These Vada looks real nice and crispy.I love the filling...just too perfect with a cup of tea :)

  12. its a neat idea to make cutlet with poha..

  13. The colour of the tikkis is just tempting smitha.. you have a wonderful blog here.. first time and I am following you..

  14. that one luks very yummy .must the most nicely presented poha cutlet i have seen so far !


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