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Potato cutlet recipe

by Jeyashri suresh
Potato cutlet recipe
Potato Cutlet recipe| Aloo cutlet, with video and step wise pictures, a popular snack of India made using potatoes, a super hit in parties. Potato cutlet is something, that I have attempted making a few times without any specific recipe or protocol. Since my family members loved it each time they insisted on me making this for my son’s 5th birthday. No wonder it turned out to be a super hit. I made it in large quantities and hence deep fried the cutlets. For health conscious or elderly people, this recipe can be tried using shallow fry method. Since my son’s birthday falls on a Valentine’s day, I tried making heart shaped cutlets. It was slightly time consuming but his smile was very much worth the effort. You can try making them into round or oblong shaped ones. If you are craving for a slightly different taste then you can also try making the sweet potato cutlet or for a more crispy outcome you can try making the Semiya cutlets.  


Potato cutlet recipe

Potato Cutlet recipe

  • Recipe Cusine: Indian
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook time: 30 Minutes
  • Serves: 11- 12 cutlets
  • Author: Jeyashri
  • Recipe Category: Snack
  • Description: Potato Cutlet recipe| Aloo cutlet, with video and step wise pictures,a popular snack of India made using potatoes, a super hit in parties.

     Potato  2
     Red chili powder  1 tsp
     Coriander powder  1/2 tsp
     Garam masala  1/2 tsp
     Chaat masala  1/2 tsp + 1/2 tsp
     Plain flour or Sathu maavu or Ragi flour  1- 2 tblsp
    Corn flour  1 tblsp
    Pepper powder  1/2 tsp
    Cashew nuts  few
    Coriander leaves  few
    Bread crumbs  1/2 cup approx.
    Oil   for deep frying

Video of how to make Potato Cutlet

Method with step by step pictures :

  • Boil the potatoes in pressure cooker very softly.
  • When it is done, pass it through cold water and peel the skin.
  • Pat dry them.
  • Mash it nicely with your hand or a potato masher.
  • Alternatively you can grate the potatoes too.
  • Never run this through a mixie.
  • Add the mashed the potato in a bowl.
  • Add the red chili powder, coriander powder, 1/2 tsp chaat masala and garam masala.
  • Add salt to taste, the cashew nut bits and coriander leaves.
  • Cashew nuts can be replaced with peanuts too.
  • Add the Sathu mavu or ragi flour. You can add plain flour| maida too.
  • Mix well using a dry hands.
  • Ensure there is no lumps and there is no moisture.
  • Make this into a thick ball.
  • I used heart shaped cookie cutter to make this potato cutlet.
  • You can make this into round shape or oblong shape too.
  • Take a lemon sized ball of the potato mixture.
  • Press this into the cookie cutter.
  • Pat them gently and press it well.
  • Invert on a plate and gently push it from behind.
  • As we greased the cookie cutter it will easily come out.
  • Repeat this for the rest of the potato mixture.
  • In a bowl add corn flour, pepper powder and 1/2 tsp chaat masala.
  • Add water and make it a thin paste.
  • Dip the potato patties in cornflour mixture and immediately roll them on bread crumbs.
  • Roll generously and arrange them in a plate.
  • Keep it refrigerated for 15 minutes.
  • If using for the next day, cover it and keep it in the fridge overnight.
  • Heat oil and when it is hot, bring it to medium.
  • Fry the cutlets in batches. Cook on both sides till golden brown.
  • Once done, take out and drain the excess oil in a kitchen towel.
  • Repeat this for the rest of the potato patties.
  • Potato cutlets are ready.
  • Serve with Kebeb chutney or tomato ketchup.
Potato Cutlet recipe


  1. If you are using cookie cutter just grease the cutter with oil before pressing.
  2. You can keep it in the fridge for a longer time also.
  3. I made them on the previous day and fried on the next day only.
  4. If you don’t have breadcrumbs, just roast the bread in tawa without oil. Roast it nicely and powder them in the mixie.
  5. Potato cutlet is a perfect crowd pleaser and party snack recipe.

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Priti February 16, 2011 - 6:19 am

Looks yum and cute ...delicious ....hope you guys had gud celebration

Hamaree Rasoi February 16, 2011 - 6:25 am

Loved the addition of cashew nuts here. These look even better with heart shape. 🙂 And belated wishes to you son

Hamaree Rasoi

Rekha shoban February 16, 2011 - 6:29 am

wow!!!perfect eve snack...looks crispy and tempting cutlet! surely kids will like it!!

priya February 16, 2011 - 6:44 am

so crispy and tempting:)

Pari February 16, 2011 - 6:51 am

wow, nice tempting cutlets and the cashew must have given the right crunch to it. Belated wishes to ur son, God bless him.


Premalatha Aravindhan February 16, 2011 - 6:52 am

loved the shape jeyashree,luks cute...

Shanthi February 16, 2011 - 6:53 am

Birthday wishes to your son and luv the heart shaped moru moru cutlets.

Shama Nagarajan February 16, 2011 - 7:31 am

birthday wishes to your son...yummy cutlets

sowmya's creative saga February 16, 2011 - 7:36 am

looks so crispy and yumm..

RAKS KITCHEN February 16, 2011 - 7:40 am

Looks super good,I missed to taste it 🙁 Will make in weekend and compensate that 😉 Lovely presentation!!

Chitra February 16, 2011 - 7:47 am

Lovely cute heart shaped cutlets 🙂

Priya February 16, 2011 - 8:25 am

Who will say no to this delicious potato cutlets, definitely not me, love it that much..

Priya February 16, 2011 - 8:25 am

My belated birthday wishes to adorable son..

The Foodie February 16, 2011 - 8:42 am

Cutlets are looking so delicious..this is my first time here..you have a wonderful blog with so lovely recipes.

Saraswathi Iyer February 16, 2011 - 9:44 am

Looks very yummy and perfect.

Divya Kudua February 16, 2011 - 9:59 am

Love the heart shaped cutlets!!

Prathibha February 16, 2011 - 10:04 am

Lovely cutlets..easy n best snack anytime especially the hot ones with the green chutney tastes amazing..

Sharmilee! :) February 16, 2011 - 10:36 am

Looks so soft..crispy and perfect they look!

Nithya February 16, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Yummy yummy cutlets.. Heart shape makes it look even more beautiful 🙂

Belated birthday wishes to your son 🙂 Hope he had a great day 🙂

Aruna Manikandan February 16, 2011 - 1:50 pm

My Belated wishes to your son .

Cutlets look cute and crispy dear 🙂

aipi February 16, 2011 - 1:58 pm

Perfect looking cutlets..love the crispy texture very much!

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Laavanya February 16, 2011 - 2:09 pm

Birthday wishes to your son! Am sure he was thrilled with the cutlets. Looks delicious 🙂

Btw, my daughter and i made the biscuit pudding yday and liked it - thanks 🙂

divya February 16, 2011 - 2:42 pm

Gorgeous and super delicious ...

Sushma Mallya February 16, 2011 - 3:14 pm

looks so good,very tempting

Mahi February 16, 2011 - 4:03 pm

Belated B'day wishes to your son! I have made cutlets with potato's and veggies. This sounds new to me. Looks crisp and cute!

Smitha February 16, 2011 - 9:12 pm

Yum Yum!!! perfectly fried crispy delicious cutlets !!

kothiyavunu.com February 16, 2011 - 10:13 pm

Belated B'day wishes to ur son..cutlet looks so crispy and sounds very tasty!

SpicyTasty February 16, 2011 - 10:44 pm

Cutlets look crispy and yummy!!!

Krithi's Kitchen February 17, 2011 - 12:03 am

Cutlets looks super cute... Belated Birthday wishes to your son..


Priya's Feast February 17, 2011 - 4:38 am

Belated birthday wishes to ur son.....Luv the crispy cutlets..

Sanctified Spaces February 17, 2011 - 8:08 am

Tasty tea time Cutelets!

Vidhya February 17, 2011 - 10:50 am

My belated birthday wishes to your son...yummy and crispy cutlets

PALATABLE February 17, 2011 - 1:40 pm

Tasty cutlet looks perfect! Happy belated birthday to your son too...


knk February 17, 2011 - 4:48 pm

its delicious

vidhas February 18, 2011 - 10:00 am

Belated wishes to Varun jeyasri. VBery tempting cutlets. wish u were in Chennai.

Tina February 20, 2011 - 11:27 am

crispy n delicious.....

Ashley August 3, 2012 - 6:04 am

These are so cute in heart shapes! Love it

Meenal Ramanathan December 15, 2012 - 8:24 pm

why maida is needed to be added in potato mixture.
when i dipped in corn flour batter, i was feeling my cutlet was soggy

admin December 20, 2012 - 3:31 pm

Maida is added to tighten the mixture and to remove the excess moisture. If it is tight it won't be soggy after dipping in corn flour mixture. Roll them over the bread crumbs

Husna Naaz April 23, 2013 - 9:13 am

Dis cutlets are really tasty n crispy........! My all house members liked it...! <3
I tried it making @ home ......! I enjoyed making,.........! Thank you!!

Husna Naaz April 23, 2013 - 9:13 am

Nice cute crispy n crunchy cutlets

Rajitha Jayajith June 12, 2013 - 8:27 am

Just a small confusipn. Is it maida batter or courn flour batter we have to dip in tne cutlets?? Thanks, Rajitha

admin June 13, 2013 - 5:56 am

Sorry for the confusion. I changed in the post too. You have to dip in corn flour batter

Destiny's Child October 6, 2013 - 5:42 pm

Hello Jeyashri,
Just stumbled uopn ur blog while searching for that "one" potato cutlet recipe...and I can not tell how happy I was to find it on ur blog...I followed all the instructions n they turned out amazing...thank you

Haffa Bexi November 1, 2013 - 6:19 pm

Great!! See ds too 🙂 https://haffaskitchen.blogspot.com/2013/10/potato-patties-aaloo-k-cutlus.html

curious December 3, 2013 - 8:28 pm

hi jayashri, thanks for the recipe. just wanted to know, is there any advantage of keeping it in the fridge,?

jeyashri suresh December 4, 2013 - 2:13 pm

Keeping it in the fridge makes it more firm and will never turn soggy while frying. Thanks for the message

Pooja December 23, 2013 - 4:22 am

Did tried it out.it was fantabulous


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