Beetroot cutlet

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Beetroot a colourful veggie when added to any dish gives an awesome colour, even if the taste may get overshadowed by other ingredients. I have put up a few dishes like the Beeetroot rice, Sasam, Beetroot Salad, Beetroot Halwa and here comes the cutlet to add to the long list of cutlets on this blog. Of course, talking of cutlets, this blog has hosted a few others – vermicelli cutlet, corn cutlet, drumstick blossoms cutlet and the classic veg cutlet on this blog. This was a request recipe.

What you need to have:

1. Grated beetroot – 4 cups

2. Mashed potato – 1 cup

3.  Green peas – 1 cup                                            Ingredients of Beetroot cutlet

Seasoning Ingredients:

1. Cumin seeds  – 1 teaspoon

2. Chopped onions – 1 cup

3. Chopped green chily – 1 and 1/2 teaspoon

4. Galic paste – 1 teaspoon

5. Garam masala – 1 teaspoon (home made)

6. Lemon juice – 1 teaspoon

7. Chopped cilantro – a handful

8. Salt – As per taste

9. Cooking oil – 1 Tablespoon

10.  Cooking oil to shallow fry the cutlets – as required                         Other ingredients of seasoning & Garnishing

What you do with what you have:

1. Wash, wipe and peal beetroot with a kitchen towel and grate it fine. Wash and peel potatoes and cook it in the cooker till smooth, just crush green peas in the mixer and keep it aside.

2. Wash, peal and chop onion fine, chop green chily, cilantro fine and peel garlic and ginger and keep aside.

3. Place a skillet with 1 tablespoon of cooking oil in on low/medium flame and on heating add cum in seeds to it and allow it to splutter. When done add chopped onions and required quantity of salt to the dish and keep stirring. When it turns transparent add chopped green chily, ginger-garlic paste, garam masala powder and add grated beetroot to it and close it with a lid on low flame. When grated beetroot is cooked add crushed green peas and mashed potatoes to it and allow it to cool for a while.                     Mashed potatoes, crushed green peas being added

4. When done finally add lemon juice and chopped cilantro and mix well to form a paliable mixture.

5. When cooled either make round balls or oval shaped .                                  Cutlets being shaped into oval shape

6. Dust them in bread crumbs and keep it aside.                                       Cutlets being dusted in bread crumbs

7. Place a skillet with 2 teaspoons of cooking oil in it and on heating place the cutllets o it and fry it till done on low/medium flame. When done flip and fry it on the reverse till it is brown and crispy. Make sure you do not burn it as the colour of the cutlet is also reddish be careful to see that you fry it carefully. 
                                   Dusted cutlets being shallow fried
                                       Cutlets being fried on the reverse

                         Ready to serve Beet cutlet with tomato sauce

8. Enjoy with either tomato sauce or even green mint chutney.  Yum!!!!!!!!!!

Good to remember:

1. By grating beet and cooking later with onions one can get rid of the moisture in it easily.

2. Dusting in either rusk powder or bread crumbs will bind the cutlets to shallow fry them too.

3. I prefer to shallow fry cutlets than deep fry to minimize oil intake. Shallow frying is particularly recommended if the mix is refrigerated.



6 thoughts on “Beetroot cutlet

    Priya said:
    November 8, 2012 at 3:52 pm

    Catchy and healthy cutlets,my fav.

      prathibalrao responded:
      November 10, 2012 at 6:48 pm

      Hi Priya, Thanx a lot as usal and Happy diwali to you and your family.

    Swetha said:
    January 25, 2013 at 12:26 am

    thanks a lot for the recipe.. i have made it at home today.. it tastes really good!

      prathibalrao responded:
      January 26, 2013 at 10:31 am

      Hi Swetha,

      Thanx a lot for your feed back which is always welcome!!!!!!!!!1

    Padma said:
    March 17, 2013 at 8:50 pm

    Thank you very much for the recipie..very tasty..but I tried without potato n used bread crumbs to make cutlet and also used as bazi for chapathi…too much oil is prohibited here is US…ha ha..Tks once again n lv, God bless..I am 62 years, from Mangalore (udipi) grandma of two in MI.

      prathibalrao responded:
      March 17, 2013 at 9:31 pm

      Hi Padma,

      Padmaji, thanx a lot for ur feed back. I always welcome it. I too prepared it when we both were at my son’s place at Newyork last 4 months back!!!!!!! Is it not a coincidence???????????

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