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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  1. 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 🙂

    • 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

  2. 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


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