December 31, 2015

Zucchini - Red Poha Baked Cutlet / Diet Friendly Recipe - 31 / #100dietrecipes

Include this guilt free snack for your New year party and welcome new year in a healthy way. In this recipe, I have used thick red poha and that is the main reason of soaking it for 15 minutes. Soaking time will be less, if the regular ones are used. The soaked poha is cooked along with the sauteed zucchini mixture and further mixed up with wheat bread to make a delicious cutlets. Mint chutney is an excellent healthy choice of side dish but also can be served with tomato sauce.

Ingredients :

1/2 Cup Red Poha ( Thick )
2 Whole wheat bread slices
1 Big Onion, Finely Chopped
1/2 Cup Zucchini, grated ( I have used yellow zucchini ) 
2 Green chillies, Finely chopped
2 Tbsp Coriander leaves
Salt to taste
1 Tsp Olive oil 
Bread crumbs for outer covering

Method :

Soak the red poha before starting the cooking process. ( Approx 15 minutes ).

Heat oil in a pan and add chopped chillies followed by onion.

Saute till the color of onion changes and add the grated zucchini followed by coriander leaves.

Saute for a minute in a medium flame.

Meanwhile, drain the water from poha and add it to the zucchini mixture along with required amount of salt.

Mix well and cook till the mixture becomes dry.

Switch off the flame, transfer it to a bowl and cool it completely.

Take bread slices, dip it in water and squeeze the water.

Add the bread to the zucchini - poha mixture and mix well. ( Adjust salt ).

Divide the mixture into 8 - 9 equal sized balls.

Take one ball, gently flatten it using palm and shape it like a circle ( round cutlet ) or any shape.

Coat the cutlet with breadcrumbs and arrange in a greased baking tray. ( Instead of greasing, I placed a baking sheet on a tray ).

Bake it for 20 minutes for 10 minutes on each side in a pre heated oven at 180 degree C.

Bake it till the top layer turns crispy.

Once done, remove from the oven and serve hot.

Serving Options :

Serve hot with Mint chutney.


  1. These cutlets look healthy and delicious, I like the idea that they are baked , so much healthier than frying.

  2. love this healthy version of poha cutlets. Since I don't get red poha, I can use the normal ones.

  3. Wow, the cutlets look so delicious Priya and healthy too. Loved your presentation and clicks too