Khichdi Cutlets (Healthy Pattie made with leftover sticky lentil rice)

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Khichdi Cutlets (Healthy Pattie made with leftover sticky lentil rice)

By IFB | April 4, 2020

Not sure what to do with leftover khichdi? Try this easy and healthy microwave oven recipe for Khichdi Cutlets.

Preparation time: 10 mins        

Cooking time: 15 mins            

Servings: 8-10 pcs


  • 100 gms leftover khichdi
  • 100 gms boiled pulses (any)
  • 25 gms chickpea flour/besan
  • 20 gms onion
  • 50 gms potato
  • 5 gms ginger
  • 10 gms garlic
  • 5 gms green chilly
  • ¼ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp chopped curry leaves
  • 1 tsp coriander & jeera powder
  • Salt to taste
  • 20 gms bread crumbs
  • Oil for brushing


  • In a clean bowl, add leftover khichdi, any boiled pulses, boiled and mashed potatoes. Mix well and keep aside.
  • In the above mixture, chopped onions, ginger, garlic, curry leaves, turmeric, coriander & jeera powder, and salt. Mix well and keep aside.
  • Shape into evenly sized cutlets.
  • Make thin besan batter to dip the cutlets, and coat them well with bread crumbs.
  • Grease the magic tawa with oil and place it on high rack, select H2 Programme of OFC Mode and let the microwave oven preheat.
  • After 2 mins of preheating, place the cutlets on the hot tawa.
  • Place the tawa in the microwave and set the timer for 10 mins. Turn the cutlets after 7 mins.
  • Serve hot with Burnt Garlic Yogurt Dip (for the dip: add 2 tbsp chopped browned garlic into 4 tbsp of hung curd).

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