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Pongal cutlets – pongal cutlets are easy and tasty snack recipe made with left over pongal. Its a great way of using up the left over pongal from morning. Try these pongal cutlets as a evening snack with a cup of coffee or tea.
Serve these pongal cutlets with green and tamarind chutney. Kids as well as adults will love these cutlets and will be surprised to know that these were made with left over pongal.
One of the best breakfasts of a South Indian house hold is Pongal. It tastes best when eaten hot. But when it sits for few hours, pongal tends to become hard. This is one of the best ways to use up left over pongal.
Growing up my mom used the leftover pongal to make these cutlets as a after school snack.
Its a very simple recipe which takes hardly few minutes to make.
If you are looking for Pongal recipes, try my Masala Pongal with vegetables. Its a complete meal by itself.
Also have you ever tried a dry version of a Pongal, its a great lunch box recipe.
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Pongal Cutlets Recipe-
- 3 cups of left over pongal
- 2 to 3 tbsps of Rice flour
- 2 green chillies , finely chopped
- 1/4 tsp of grated ginger
- 1/2 tsp of coriander leaves
- small onion, finely chopped
- few coriander leaves, finely chopped
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- To coat the cutlets-
- 1.5 tbsps rice flour
- 1 tbsp rave/suji
- 1/4 tsp black pepper powder
- 1/4 tsp red chilly powder
- pinch of salt
- To coat the cutlets-
- In a plate combine the rice flour, rava, black pepper and salt. Mix well and set a side.
- To make the pongal cutlets-
- In a medium bowl add the left over pongal , rice flour, chopped green chillies, onion and coriander leaves. Add the grated ginger, coriander powder , lemon juice and salt.
- Mix all the ingredients. If the mixture is too sticky add little more rice flour ( not too much).
- Make medium size patties with it.
- Now dust both sides of the patties with the rice flour and rava mixture.
- Heat up a pan add some oil and shallow fry the cutlets on both sides.
- cook the cutlets in low-medium flame. That ensures even cooking with out burning the outer part.
- Make sure you add moil again when you flip the cutlets.
- Serve the cutlets with a combination of green and tamarind chutney.
- Tastes best when eaten hot.