Kolkata s vegetable chop/ Beetroot croquettes

By Nilanjana Bhattacharjee Mitra  |  21st Feb 2016  |  
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Kolkata s vegetable chop/ Beetroot croquettesby Nilanjana Bhattacharjee Mitra
  • Prep Time

    15

    mins
  • Cook Time

    40

    mins
  • Serves

    5

    People

229

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About Kolkata s vegetable chop/ Beetroot croquettes Recipe

Vegetable chop or beetroot croquettes is a very popular and common street food in Kolkata. It is also one of my absolute favourites.

Kolkata s vegetable chop/ Beetroot croquettes, a mouth-watering delicacy which no one can resist. Most people try this amazing dish at restaurants, but with this recipe you can easily make it at home with the same taste. This super quick and easy recipe is written by Nilanjana Bhattacharjee Mitra. Kolkata s vegetable chop/ Beetroot croquettes is a dish which demands no explanations, it's a whole world of flavour in itself. Kolkata s vegetable chop/ Beetroot croquettes is a very simple and easy recipe to prepare. The time required to make this recipe is not very much, but the delicious taste it renders is just remarkable. This recipe of Kolkata s vegetable chop/ Beetroot croquettes by Nilanjana Bhattacharjee Mitra is perfect to serve 5 people. Even beginners can also try this recipe. The recipe is explained step by step with pictures that it becomes very easy to understand each and every step, which actually turns out to be very useful. So, the next time you have a get together, night party, kitty party or any other occasion don't forget to try out the absolutely amazing Kolkata s vegetable chop/ Beetroot croquettes.

Kolkata s vegetable chop/ Beetroot croquettes

Ingredients to make Kolkata s vegetable chop/ Beetroot croquettes

  • Boiled Beetroot 1 big
  • Black pepper 2-3 tsp
  • cornflour 3-4 tbsp
  • maida 5-6 tbsp
  • For coating:
  • Chat masala 1-2 tsp
  • Chili powder 1 tsp
  • turmeric powder 1 tsp
  • ginger paste 2 tsp
  • coriander leaves (optional) 1tbsp
  • Chopped green chillies 1-2 tsp
  • Green peas 1 tbsp
  • Dry roast peanuts 1 tbsp
  • Roasted masala 2-3 tsp ( dry roast the cumin seeds, coriander seeds, dry red chillies together to form a coarse powder)
  • Black salt 2 tsp
  • Boiled potato 2
  • Bread crumbs 1 bowl
  • salt as required

How to make Kolkata s vegetable chop/ Beetroot croquettes

  1. Take a plate, add the boiled potato and boiled beetroot. Smash both of these ingredients with your hands.
  2. Now add in salt, black salt, roasted masala, turmeric powder, chili powder, chaat masala, roasted peanuts, green peas ,chopped green chillies, coriander leaves (optional), and 1-2 tbsp cornflour (for binding).
  3. Mix all the masalas with the boiled potato and beetroot.
  4. Meanwhile take a bowl, add the maida, cornflour, salt , black pepper powder and water. Make a semi thick paste for coating and keep it aside.
  5. Heat a kadhai, add 2 tbsp oil, one its hot, add 1/2-1 tbsp ginger paste. Keep stirring. Now add the boiled potato, beetroot and masala mixture. Keep stirring for 3-4 mins, when the mixture starts to separate from the kadhai, this means that its done. Turn off the gas and let this mixture cool.
  6. Take a small portion from the alu beet masala. Make a cylinder or oval shape with help of your hands.
  7. Put it in the maida-cornflour paste. Coat it well. Then put it in the breadcrumbs and coat it properly. Once again put it in the maida- cornflour paste and then again add the breadcrumbs and coat it well.
  8. Follow the same process with the rest of the chops.
  9. Heat a kadhai and add oil for deep frying. Then add these chops into the hot oil, note that the oil should be on the low medium heat. Fry until it gets a nice golden-brown colour.
  10. Then take it out from the kadhai. Drain the oil and place it on the paper towel.
  11. Vegetable chops are ready to be served. Sprinkle some black salt over it and garnish it with onion cucumber salad and sauce.

My Tip:

Non-vegetarians can use a beaten egg mixture for coating instead of maida-cornflour paste.

Reviews for Kolkata s vegetable chop/ Beetroot croquettes (2)

KRITIKA SINGH3 years ago

Looks yummy and crispy ...
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Manisha Shukla3 years ago

Can we bake it in oven.??
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