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Monday, July 25, 2011

"Appetizers"- Flattened rice(Poha) and Veggie Cutlets

Recipe idea by: Manisha Kute

It was our weekly playdate on thursday and I had planned on making 'Pohe'(Stir fried flattened rice) and Strawberry + icecream shake for the kids and their moms. I had soaked some extra 'pohe' and did not know what to do??? I asked my friend 'Manisha' who is quite 'resourceful' in recipes ...if she had any recipes with 'soaked pohe'. She gave me the idea of making these cutlets with veggies.
I used Cabbage-carrots-cauliflower-potato combo for the cutlets along with the soaked Pohe.

1 cup soaked Pohe (wet the flattened rice with water, drain almost all the water and let sit for 1/2 hr)
1/4 cup each finely chopped carrots, cabbage, cauliflower
1/4cup mashed potato
1/4cup bread crumbs
1tsp ginger garlic paste
1tsp finely chopped green chilies
1tbsp chopped cilantro
1/2tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric
salt, oil to fry

1) Saute the chopped carrots, cauliflower,cabbage and ginger garlic paste on little oil. The veggies should remain a little crunchy.
2) Add the above sauteed veggies to the soaked pohe and mashed potatoes.Add the cumin, salt, green chilies, bread crumbs,cilantro, turmeric and knead well.

3) Make the cutlets into 'boat' shape and fry on oil till golden brown.
4) Serve hot with your favorite chutney/ ketchup/ sweet chili sauce

These cutlets can also be used as 'burger patties'  to make Veggie burgers!