Beetroot chops

Beetroot is reckoned to be a great purifier. It detoxifies your body by pulling the toxins into the colon from where they can be evacuated. However often we don’t like the deep earthy flavor of beetroot. So here is a recipe which allow you to include this superfood easily in your family’s diet. Try it out!

Preparation Time : 30 minutes 
Serves : 4-6 persons, Makes 10-12 chops 

Ingredients : 

Potatoes : 3, large, Boiled and peeled 

Beetroot : 2 , small, grated

Onion : 1, finely chopped
Green Chilies : 2, finely chopped 

Red Chili Powder : 1/2 teaspoon 

Cumin / Jeera powder : 1 teaspoon 

Dry Mango / Amchur Powder : 1 teaspoon 

Salt as per taste 

Refined flour / Maida / Cornflour : 1 tablespoon 

Bread Crumbs : 1 cup

Coriander / Dhania leaves : 2 tablespoons, chopped 

Roasted peanuts / Badam : 2 tablespoons, chopped 

Refined oil for deep or shallow frying 

Method :

In a bowl take grated beetroot, mashed potato, onion, green chilies, coriander leaves, red chili powder, cumin powder, dry mango powder, peanuts and salt. Mix well. Add half cup bread crumbs and mix well. 

Now divide the mixture into equal portions and roll between both hands to form in log shape. Slightly press to flatten the edges. This should make 10-12 chops.

You can also give it your desired shape. According make all the chops. In another bowl mix maida or corn flour with 2 to 3 tbsp of water. In a small plate take the rest bread crumbs. Dip the chops in the maida mix to coat all sides then coat with bread crumbs well, repeat same for rest.

Heat oil in a pan. Deep fry or shallow fry the chops till golden brown on medium heat. If you are concerned about using too much oil you can also tawa fry the chops in a non stick griddle pan using 1-2 tablespoons of oil.

Garnish with coriander and serve hot with mint chutney or tomato sauce.


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