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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Vegetable cutlet ( Vegetable Chop )

Cooking Time Required: 30 mins
Cost of Preparation: 45-55 rupees
Makes 8-10 nos.

Ingredients: Potato ( 2 nos, large ), finely chopped beetroot ( 4-5 tbs ), finely cut carrot ( 4-5 tbs ), green peas ( 1/2 cup ), onion ( 1 no, small ), green chilli ( 2 nos), coriander powder ( 1/3 tsp ), jeera-lanka (cumin-chilli) powder ( 1/3 tsp), bread crumbs ( 2/3 cup), turmeric, salt, oil for deep frying.

For the batter: 4 tbs besan ( gram flour), cornflour ( 2 tbs ), ginger garlic paste ( 1 tsp ), baking powder ( 1 pinch ), salt.

Preparation: Mix all the ingredients for the batter along with water into a paste of medium to thick consistency .Keep aside. Cut the onion and green chilli into small pieces.

Cooking: Boil the potatoes. Peel and mash them.

Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan. Add the onion and chilli.Fry til onion becomes translucent. Add the beetroot, carrot and green peas. Stir fry till they are cooked .( Should not take longer than 4-5 mins ).

Add the turmeric powder, coriander powder, jeera-lanka and stir fry for 30 secs. Follow with mashed potatoes and salt. Mix all the potato and the other vegetables. Cook for 5 mins.

Remove from fire and allow to cool down to a tolerable temperature. Mould into oblong pieces of length 3 inches approx.

Put into the batter. Shake off excess batter and roll on bread crumbs. ( This step should be repeated 2-3 times if one prefers a thick crust )

Heat a wok with sufficient oil for frying. Add the vegetable cutlets 3-4 at a time. Allow to turn brownish red ( the beetroot gives it a reddish color ). Remove and keep on a tissue/blotting paper.

Serve hot with tomato ketchup.


  1. Crispy vegetable chops makes me hungry..

  2. cutlet looks crisp and perfect

  3. Wow!!!yummy and delicious cutlets. They made me drool..

  4. OMG looks so delicious and tempting, wish i could just pop one in my mouth :)

  5. wow...these chops look so tempting..I also prepared some fish chops today :-)



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