How to make Potato Cutlets -

Potates mixed with spices, shaped into cutlets and fried.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Potatoes (आलू), Cashewnuts (काजू)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

Potato Cutlets

Potato Cutlets Recipe Card


Hindi: Aloo

Why is it that when you are stuck at “what should we cook today” the answer is always “make some aloo!” Potatoes are like this…extremely popular and have multipurpose usage.

And did you always think that eating a potato will make you fat?
Well, don’t – it is a surprising source of vitamin C and provides useful amounts of starch, thiamine and niacin and around a hundred grams will provide about eighty calories.
Little did you know!


Prep Time : 16-20 minutes

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Potato Cutlets Recipe

  • Potatoes 7-8

  • Cashewnuts

  • Cashewnuts 10

  • Oil 2 tablespoons

  • Mustard seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon

  • Onion 11 medium

  • Green chillies 1-2

  • Garlic 2 cloves

  • Turmeric powder 1/4 teaspoon

  • Red chilli powder 1 teaspoon

  • Salt to taste

  • Fresh coriander leaves a few sprigs

  • Lemon juice 1 tablespoon

  • Refined flour (maida) 2 tablespoons

  • Egg 1

  • Bread crumbs 3 tablespoons

  • Oil for deep-frying


Step 1

Boil the potatoes, cool, peel and mash them. Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic. Wash, remove the stem, de-seed and finely chop the green chillies. Clean, wash and chop the coriander leaves.

Step 2

Lightly crush the cashew nuts with rolling pin. Beat the egg and keep aside. Heat the oil over a medium heat, add mustard, as soon as they begin to crackle add cumin seeds and allow to crackle for few seconds.

Step 3

Add the chopped onion, chopped green chillies and chopped garlic. Stir fry until the onions are golden. Add turmeric powder, red chilli powder, salt and coriander leaves. Remove from the heat.

Step 4

Add the mashed potatoes, crush cashew nuts and lemon juice to the onion mixture and mix thoroughly. Divide the mixture into 8 equal portions, shape them into flat oval shaped cutlets, dust each with flour.

Step 5

Dip the cutlets in beaten egg, roll in bread crumbs to coat them properly. Heat oil and deep fry till golden brown. Serve hot with spicy chutney.

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