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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Beetroot Cutlets



Cutlets are the most popular and common  street food. These snacks are prepared with vegetables (of your choice), mixed with boiled and mashed potatoes, some Indian spices, either shallow fried or deep fried.
This is the perfect snacks that is enjoyed by everyone with the cup of evening tea or coffee. It can also be served in the party along with some spicy dipping.


INGREDIENTS
  • Beetroots, grated - 2 medium
  • Potato, boiled and mashed - 2 medium
  • Bell pepper, chopped - 1 small
  • Green chillies, chopped - 3
  • Ginger, grated - 1 inch
  • Cilantro - 3 tbsp
  • Garam masala - 1 tsp
  • Chat masala - 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder - 2 tsp
  • Asafoetida - a pich
  • Fennel seeds - 1 tsp
  • Cashew nuts - 2 tbsp (optional)
  • Corn starch - 2 tbsp +1 tbsp mix in 1/2 cup of water.
  • Bread crumbs - 1/2 cup
  • Oil - 1 tbsp + for frying

 


PREPARATION
  • Heat oil  in a pan on medium flame. Add fennel seeds and asafoetida. Let it splutter for a minute.
  • Then add grated ginger and chopped green chillies. Saute them  for  a minute .
  • Add finely chopped bellpepper and fry for 4 minutes.
  • Then add mashed potato and all the dry masala powder. Mix everything well.
  • Now add grated beetroot and cook for 5 minutes. Then add cashewnuts, cilanttro and cornstarch. Mix everything well and cook again for 2 minutes and turn off the flame.
  • Allow the mixture cool down.
  • Mix water and cornstarch into one bowl and prepare the thin paste without any lumps.
  • Take out the breadcrumbs into one plate.
  • When the cutlet mixture cools down , make the cutlets of desired shape, dip them into cornstarch mixture then roll it in breadcrumbs.
  • Repeat the same with the remaining cutlet mixture.
  • After you finish doing the cutlets, keep them into refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  • After that shallow fry  the cutlets to golden colour. You can either shallow fry or deep fry.
  • Beetroot cutlets are ready to serve.
  • Cutlets can be served with tomato ketchup or any green chutney.



    12 comments:

    1. Wow, lovely color you have got there. They look so appetizing, great presentation too

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    2. Great presentation. Looks yummy.

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    3. Catchy and super colourful healthy cutlets.

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    4. awesome.... very colorful.... i pick up from your picture... its tasty....

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    5. o my so beautifully made..... round and a lovely colour.... never tried beetroot cutlet

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    6. they are just awesome ..thanks for sharing .. i am going to try this today

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    7. perfectly made.. cant take off my eyes from them..

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    8. attractive looking cutlets... nice one.. lovely color of it

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    9. Wow, never thought of making cutlets with beetroots. Very healthy recipe

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