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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Aval/Rice flake cutlets

Very often I find myself buying something, only to find that I already have a pack or two of it at home. Then, after stuffing as much of it as I can into the freezer, I try to find ways of using up what remains. It is while trying to use up some(well, a lot, actually) of rice flakes/poha, that I chanced upon a recipe for cutlets made out of rice flakes. The recipe is modified from Tarla Dalal's "Iron Rich Recipes".
What you need:
Rice flakes - 1 cup
Green gram dal - a handful
Green chilli - as many or as few as you like
Salt
Garam masala
Potato - 1, boiled, peeled and mashed
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Chopped corriander

Soak the rice flakes and dal separately in water for atleast 30 minutes. I used matta rice flakes which handle soaking pretty well. However, if you are using a thinner variety, I would suggest just washing it thoroughly until wet through and not soggy.
Drain off all the water and grind the rice flakes (after squeezing out as much moisture as you can out of them) and dal coarsely in a blender. Mix in the other ingredients. Shape it into small balls and flatten them between your hands. Now heat a shallow frying pan (I used my microwave), arrange the cutlets on it, drizzle some oil over it and fry until crisp and brown on both sides.
Serve with some ketchup or as is.
I do not have any pics of the cutlets as we finished them before I could click any.....will update the next time I make these.
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18 comments:

Harini said...

interesting cutlets with poha!

Aarthi said...

i love this

Taste Junction said...

I'm sure it must have been good, to have finished so easily!!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Innovative recipe...Nice healthy snack..

Vimitha Anand said...

Sounds so yummy and healthy

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

They sound delicious :)

Srivalli said...

Now that's not fair ok, finishing off the cutlets before we could have a treat! I agree that I too buy most things thinking it's not there, only to realize that I mistook and got the wrong one that's already at home, and I would've forgotten what I was supposed to buy..result, I am a daily visitor to Nilgris..:)

sra said...

This is the first time I ever heard of rice flake cutlets.

The Pumpkin Farm said...

Hey, do u mean poha when u say rice flakes? I'd love to try these
Pradnya

Vardhini said...

This is a new cutlet. Even I have a couple of boxes waiting to be used :)

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Suma Gandlur said...

Very interesting recipe. Love that you used MW to fry these.

notyet100 said...

this is new for me thanks for sharing

jayasree said...

I tried making cutlets out of the left over aval upma.

Gayathri Kumar said...

The recipe sounds interesting. We really miss the photos...

Mom Chef said...

Iron rich and healthy for sure, I remember having these at a friend's place in Surat :)

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Gopika Ram said...

Woww.. never tried this kinda cutlets.. Sound yummy :)

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khushi said...

lovely cutlets!!
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