Falafel Inspired Potato Cutlets

This falafel style veg cutlet is made from beaten rice (or poha as it’s called in Hindi) and potatoes. This is a really light and tasty vegetable cutlet recipe, you can add seasonal leafy vegetables like spinach to increase the nutrient content.

COOKING TIME: 20 minutes


  1. Beaten Rice/Poha – 1  cup
  2. Onion – 1 small, roughly chopped
  3. Potatoes – 3 medium, boiled
  4. Green chilli – 1, finely chopped
  5. Carom Seeds – ½ teaspoon
  6. Anise Seeds – ½ teaspoon
  7. Asafetida – a pinch
  8. Coriander – Few sprigs
  9. Salt – to taste
  10. Oil – for frying


  1. Boil potatoes and peel them and set them aside.
  2. Soak beaten rice (poha) in a bowl for 10 minutes until they are soft.
  3. Squeeze the rice with your hands until it’s lump-free.
  4. Squeeze peeled potatoes in the mixture and knead till it’s smooth as a dough.
  5. Add coriander leaves, chopped onions, chilli, salt, carom seeds, anise seeds and asafetida.
  6. Make small cutlets from the dough and set aside.veg-cutlets
  7. Heat oil in a heavy bottom skillet. Once the oil is hot, add the cutlets 1-2 at a time and deep fry until they turn golden brown.
  8. Serve hot with coriander chutney.

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