Kolkata s vegetable chop/ Beetroot croquettes | How to make Kolkata s vegetable chop/ Beetroot croquettes

By Nilanjana Bhattacharjee Mitra  |  21st Feb 2016  |  
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  • Kolkata s vegetable chop/ Beetroot croquettes, How to make Kolkata s vegetable chop/ Beetroot croquettes
Kolkata s vegetable chop/ Beetroot croquettesby Nilanjana Bhattacharjee Mitra
  • Prep Time

    15

    mins
  • Cook Time

    40

    mins
  • Serves

    5

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224

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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

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 (3)

KRITIKA SINGH2 years ago

Looks yummy and crispy ...
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Manisha Shukla2 years ago

Can we bake it in oven.??
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Sukhmani Bedi2 years ago

Good
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