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Kolkata s vegetable chop/ Beetroot croquettes

Nilanjana Bhattacharjee
15 minutes
Prep Time
40 minutes
Cook Time
5 People
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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.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Everyday
  • West Bengal
  • Frying
  • Appetizers

Ingredients Serving: 5

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


  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.

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KRITIKA SINGH   Mar-26-2017

Looks yummy and crispy ...

Manisha Shukla
Manisha Shukla   Mar-26-2017

Can we bake it in oven.??

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