Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Poha cutlet - an air fryer recipe

The air fryer, as I mentioned in one of my previous posts, is the latest addition to my kitchen. Ever since we bought it, we've been trying out various dishes in it. In most cases, we've been able to replicate the taste of the non-air fryer version of the dish and are overall, quite satisfied with the purchase. These cutlets are something that I've never tried before buying the air fryer and so, I do not have anything to compare it with. However, the air fryer version turned out nicely browned and crisp and tasted really good. It is kid approved as well and quite a few were polished off by the kid, despite the fact that she doesn't usually like poha.

What you need:
Rice flakes/poha/aval - 1 cup
Gram flour/Besan - 1/3 cup
Green chilli - 2, minced
Ginger - a small piece, julienned
Red chilli powder - 1/2 tsp
Garam masala - 1/2 tsp
Curd - as required
Coriander - 1 tbsp, chopped fine
Groundnuts - 1/4 cup, coarsely ground

Take the rice flakes in a fine mesh colander and run cold water over it. Leave this aside to drain. I used thin poha, which only needed to be washed. If you use thick poha you may need to soak it for a few minutes and then drain it.
In a pan, dry roast the gram flour over a low flame until it turns aromatic.
Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl. Add curd, a teaspoon at a time and mix, until you have a stiff dough. Make small balls out of this dough and flatten them using your hands to shape. I used a round cookie cutter to get even cutlets.
Preheat air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit for  5 minutes. Brush some oil over the cutlets and place them in a single layer in the air fryer. Fry for five minutes, then turn them over, brush some more oil and fry for another five minutes. Remove from the air fryer when they are brown and crisp. Timing may vary depending on your appliance. Do keep watch afterthe eight minute mark.
Serve hot with ketchup or chutney.

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vaishali sabnani said...

The airfryer recipes are always welcome . I have tried the regular cutlets but the Poha ones sounds like a super variation .

Srivalli said...

Those cutlets look so inviting Jay and this must have been so good to feed for the breakfast right, without it being so oily!..very nice ones..

Priya Suresh said...

Thats a delicious and definitely a guilt free cutlets, now am so tempted to get a air fryer soon. You guys rocks with your air fryer.

preeti gupta said...

Cutlets looks inviting and healthy

Harini R said...

That is an amazing version of an air fried cutlet. Bookmarked.

Usha Rao said...

Never tried poha cutlets. Should try it soon and look delicious

Chef Mireille said...

what an interesting cutlet - so unique

I Camp in my Kitchen said...

Looks yum! The idea of cooking with very less oil sounds too tempting but the lack of kitchen space is what keeps me off!! 😢

Pavani N said...

Wow that is such a guilt free and delicious snack. They sure look crispy and yummy.