Chickpeas-poha patties/cutlet made on Stove top

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Patties/Cutlet are nutritious and healthy choice. They can be eaten by themselves as a snack Or for Breakfast. They can also be added to make Burgers and Sandwiches to make it a meal.

Health Benefits:

Poha is also known as flattened rice/beaten rice. Poha and chickpeas are a good source of complex carbohydrates that provide energy and also high in fiber, rich in protein. So this makes a healthy option for breakfast to start your day with as it boosts energy

Yields: 6-8
Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes


  • Canned chickpeas-1 can (250gms)
  • Finely chopped onion-1num
  • Grated carrot-1num
  • Thin Poha/flattened rice-1/2cup
  • Green chilli paste-1tbsp
  • Garlic paste-2tsp
  • Chaat masala-1/2tsp
  • Salt- as per taste
  • Chopped coriander- a handful
  • Roasted crushed peanuts- 2tbsp
  • Oil-for brushing

For brushing:

  • Cornflour-2tbsp


  • Drain and rinse chickpeas thoroughly and mash it using potato masher and set aside.
  • Combine cornflour in 3-4tbsp of water and set aside.
  • Wash and soak poha/flattened rice for 5mins , drain and squeeze to remove excess water and set aside.

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  • In a mixing bowl add mashed chickpeas, soaked and drained poha, chilli- garlic paste, salt, chat masala, crushed peanuts, onion, carrot, coriander and mix well .
  • Take 2tablespoon of mixture and flatten them to desired shape, brush with corn flour mixture. (this coating makes outer covering crispy)
  • Heat a non-stick tawa/griddle over medium high flame, grease some oil and place 3-4patties at a time and shallow fry for 3-4 minutes/until golden brown, flip and cook other side until cooked.
  • Once cooked transfer to the serving plate.

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Serve with

Mint chutney

Mint sauce final


  • This can also be served as burgers and bread sandwich by spreading some spread on slices, patty and salads which can be packed for kids lunch box and snacks..
  • If your using thick poha the soaking time varies as it takes longer time, I used thin poha here,
  • Can add bread crumbs instead of flatten rice.
  • You can even coat with egg white and dip in bread crumbs.

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on June 10, 2015, in Appetizers, Breakfast, Indian, International, Starters, Vegan and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 33 Comments.

  1. It looks delicious ๐Ÿ™‚


  2. Poha in a patty , nice thought ๐Ÿ™‚


  3. Healthy and tasty, I have recently prepared chickpeas patties for burgers ๐Ÿ™‚ This dish looks great, will try it next time. Thanks for the recipe


  4. Wow,Innovative, this! Patties are always welcome and this is a good no-fry one!


  5. I would love to try these. They sound delicious!


  6. Yumm! Perfect meat replacement!


  7. Missed this post dear:-( nice idea to add poha for patties.. Guess its great with bread love that pic


    • Oh so sweet of you dear happens when we have lots on our reader we tend to miss sometime , np..was looking alternative for potatoes ,gave a try and yes it tasted good with bread. …thanx dear..


  8. Foodie Adam & Cookie Eve

    So colourful platter ๐Ÿ™‚


    I used their searchbox and found EVERY SINGLE ITEM I’d need there !!!! – and CHEAP !!! I order online and don’t have to wander all over the bloody city !
    Looking good, Chita ! [grin] – but not half as good as these absolutely yummy patties. How I love chickpeas ….


  10. Yummy! I will try this!

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  11. such yummy combination. my mouths watering dear!Delicious

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  12. I love poha ๐Ÿ™‚ so I think it is gonna be good


  13. Looks yum and healthy! Will try this ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  14. Hummm…. that would be an interesting (and not to mention tasty!) change for breakfast. Thanks for the idea, Chitra. Yummy as always. Hugs!

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  15. It looks wonderfully healthy.

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