Beetroot Veggie Cutlet

Cutlets are delicious appetizers and starters and a popular snack at parties , potlucks and get togethers. I got introduced to beetroot in cutlets only a couple of years ago.At my home ,my mother usually made it with potatoes and other veggies .I was in fact skeptical how beets would taste in a cutlet, but I was in for surprise when I first tasted it as it was simply out of the world. You can  also get a gorgeous  deep red or maroon-ish color if you add a little more beet.The patty  also has carrots , potatoes and peas along with grated beets which makes it healthy.If you are concerned  about it being deep fried,  you could bake or shallow fry the patties with a little oil.They can be even frozen for later and used in fillings when making sandwiches or rolls.So hope I have convinced you try these delicious cutlets and do let me know what you think! Happy cooking!

Beetroot Veggie Cutlet

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: medium
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A spicy and delicious appetizer based on Indian cuisine made with beets , potato , carrots , peas spices , bread crumbs and perfect for parties and potlucks.


  •  3 big potato boiled and mashed
  •  2 small beets grated and steamed
  •  1 carrot grated and steamed
  •  1/2 cup boiled  peas
  • 1/2 onion finely cut
  •  1 inch ginger finely cut
  • 4 green chillies finely cut
  •  Salt to taste
  •  1 cup chopped coriander leaves
  • 1/2 tsp dried mango powder (amchur)
  • 1/2 tsp chaat masala
  •  1/4 tsp garam masala (optional)
  • 1 tsp of cumin and fennel seeds powdered
 For the paste of patty covering
  • 3 tbsp corn flour powder
  • 3 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup water or juice from steamed beets squeezed.
  • 1 cup of plain bread crumbs and some extra to roll


  1. Boil the potatoes and peas.
  2. Steam the grated beets and carrots.
  3.  In a large bowl add the boiled potatoes and mash them  well.
  4. Add cooked peas to the potatoes and mix well.
  5.  Steam the grated beets and carrot and squeeze out excess water used later in step 9
  6.  Add  onions, green chilies, ginger,  beets, carrots, bread crumbs , salt and spices to the mashed potato peas mixture and combine well.
  7. Add chopped coriander leaves.
  8.  Mix well  and make round or oval shaped patties.
  9. Make a paste of cornflour ,  all purpose flour , beet juice and water which should have a medium runny consistency just enough to coat the patties .
  10. Roll the coated patties in the bread crumbs
  11. Heat up oil in a pan.
  12.  Deep fry the patties until it is well done .
  13.  Serve with chutney or ketchup! Enjoy 🙂


Yummy Beet Cutlet

Close up view of the cutlet coated with bread crumbs and fried

Beet cutlets stacked and ketchup

Before frying, the cutlets coated and ready to go in the pan!

After frying

Beet cutlet ready to be served!!

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  • Dippy Dotty Girl
    March 8, 2018 at 10:00 am

    How yum they look, Nisha! These are my favourite, and back home in Calcutta, my mother loves making it for tea-time snacks. xx

    • InspiresN
      March 8, 2018 at 10:05 am

      Thanks a lot Dippy! Getting all these yummy tea snacks served by mom is the best thing in the world 🙂 Hope your blog is settling well after the move to the new host!

      • Dippy Dotty Girl
        March 8, 2018 at 10:21 am

        Thanks Nisha…yeah not too bad now, getting along. Always miss my mother’s cooking. xx

        • InspiresN
          March 8, 2018 at 10:29 am

          Good to hear all is set now.Same here me too nothing like mom’s cooking for sure!

  • Dippy Dotty Girl
    March 8, 2018 at 10:01 am

    Oh, we put in raisins too 🙂 xx

    • InspiresN
      March 8, 2018 at 10:06 am

      oh that’s interesting have never had it with raisins in it! so many varieties of cutlets wow!

      • Dippy Dotty Girl
        March 8, 2018 at 10:22 am

        Yeah… Bengalis like to add a bit of a sweet element to their food to tickle the tastebuds and complement the spicy aspect of any dish.

        • InspiresN
          March 8, 2018 at 10:30 am

          That’s cool!

  • Lace n Plaid
    March 8, 2018 at 10:03 am

    Never thought beet root could be used this way. Thanks for the great idea and recipe. My kids will like this.

    • InspiresN
      March 8, 2018 at 10:13 am

      Thank you ! So glad you like the recipe and yes kids usually love it .My kids vanished it in no time. In fact even if one does not usually like the taste of beets, they will still love these cutlets !

  • Bhavana
    March 8, 2018 at 10:37 am

    Healthy & yummy snack Nisha 😋😋

    • InspiresN
      March 8, 2018 at 10:39 am

      Thank you so much Bhavana! I agree it has lots of vegetables and so healthy and yum indeed!

    March 8, 2018 at 11:08 am

    Looks delicious 😋

    • InspiresN
      March 8, 2018 at 11:11 am

      Thank you so much Beena !!

  • Christy B
    March 8, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    I’ve never had a beet as a cutlet but it does sound good!

    • InspiresN
      March 8, 2018 at 2:30 pm

      It is definitely worth trying Christy and it also has potatoes and other veggies in it to hold up , am sure you will love it! Thank you !

  • PS
    March 8, 2018 at 1:04 pm

    OMG this so bright, vibrant and delicious!!!Love it!!

    • InspiresN
      March 8, 2018 at 2:32 pm

      Thank you so much for the lovely comment! You can also add extra grated beets to bring out the deep pink color even more !

      • PS
        March 8, 2018 at 3:34 pm

        Yes, will do. Thank you!!!

  • Ramyarecipes
    March 8, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    Mouthwatering and 😋

    • InspiresN
      March 8, 2018 at 2:32 pm

      Thank you so much Ramya!

  • Divya Deepak Rao
    March 8, 2018 at 1:32 pm

    They look so perfect! I can only imagine the wonderful flavours in this delicious creation:)

    • InspiresN
      March 8, 2018 at 2:33 pm

      Thank you so much Divya! I especially like the ginger bites and chaat masala flavor in it very much.

  • Neetha
    March 8, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    These look utterly delicious. Love all the masala in this cutlet.

    • InspiresN
      March 8, 2018 at 2:37 pm

      Thank you so much Neetha , appreciate it! The masalas in this cutlet are indeed delicious!

  • jyo
    March 9, 2018 at 12:14 am

    That’s really awesome Nisha…love these kinda cutlets❤

    • InspiresN
      March 9, 2018 at 9:16 am

      Thank you Jyo, glad you like them!

  • indianeskitchen
    March 9, 2018 at 10:12 am

    Oh yum these look so good! I love spicy!

    • InspiresN
      March 9, 2018 at 10:13 am

      Thank you so much Diane, they were yummy indeed!

  • Greedyeats -Neha
    March 9, 2018 at 10:26 am

    These look so yummy. I am in love with their color and the idea that these hide health in them!

    • InspiresN
      March 9, 2018 at 10:33 am

      Thank you so much Neha! I love the color the beets impart to the cutlets as well and yes there are so many veggies in it and so healthy!

  • anushascuisines
    March 9, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Healthy share Nisha!!

    • InspiresN
      March 9, 2018 at 3:31 pm

      Thanks dear , yes healthy and yummy!

  • Jyoti Rao :)
    March 9, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    The perfect way to use beetroot for me. 😀 Tasty and healthy <3

    • InspiresN
      March 9, 2018 at 3:43 pm

      Thanks dear, yes health and taste combined !

  • sunnydaysinseattle
    March 9, 2018 at 10:08 pm

    This looks healthy and amazing. Where can I find Mango powder? Thanks.

    • InspiresN
      March 10, 2018 at 9:18 am

      You can get it at any Indian grocery store or even substitute it with lemon juice if you like

  • Sandhya
    March 12, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    These cutlest are mouthwatering and I love the color and taste beetroot lends to them.

    • InspiresN
      March 13, 2018 at 11:43 am

      Thank you so much Sandhya! Yes it gives a beautiful color to the dish indeed!

  • Just Another Baker
    March 12, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Check my post for the questions etc. Thanks

    • InspiresN
      March 14, 2018 at 10:48 am

      Thank you so much for the nomination, appreciate it !

  • Vidya Narayan
    March 13, 2018 at 6:23 am

    Absolutely love these pink beauties. Great share.

    • InspiresN
      March 13, 2018 at 11:54 am

      Thanks a lot Vidya, much appreciated!

  • Megala
    March 14, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    Love these beautiful red cutlets with crispy skin!

  • Dietitian Mom
    March 27, 2018 at 5:52 pm

    This looks delicious! Is there a substitute for the dried mango powder if you don’t have it? thanks!

    • InspiresN
      March 27, 2018 at 7:45 pm

      Thank you so much ! Dried mango powder adds a sour taste and so one can use lime juice instead of it , it’s even okay to skip it .The cutlets will still taste good 🙂

      • Dietitian Mom
        March 29, 2018 at 11:16 pm

        Ok that’s great to know. Thanks for your reply! 🙂

        • InspiresN
          March 30, 2018 at 9:43 am

          No problem, Have a good weekend!

  • poeticbells
    April 3, 2018 at 8:16 am

    Really yummy…

    • InspiresN
      April 3, 2018 at 9:46 am

      Thanks a lot!

      • poeticbells
        April 3, 2018 at 11:50 am

        Your welcome ☺️

  • Anshu Agarwal
    April 18, 2018 at 8:59 pm

    These are looking so beautiful…Lovely recipe..Awesome share !!

    • admininspiresn
      April 18, 2018 at 9:04 pm

      Thank you so much dear, appreciate it!

  • raynotbradbury
    April 20, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    One of my favorites:) but without potatoes 🥔
    Looks yummy 😋

    • admininspiresn
      April 20, 2018 at 5:02 pm

      Nice to know, I think you may have to substitute potatoes with something else like moist bread for it to hold up shape I guess! Thank you Ray!

  • FrugalHausfrau
    April 21, 2018 at 6:45 am

    What a wonderful blend of flavors!

    • admininspiresn
      April 21, 2018 at 5:13 pm

      Thank you so much, it indeed has a wonderful blend of flavors, it was all finished in no time !

  • Plantsandbeyond
    April 27, 2018 at 7:34 pm

    Woooow, Can’t have enough beets, and here yet another recipe I would love to try out.

    • InspiresNish
      April 27, 2018 at 7:53 pm

      Great, you will definitely love this one.. it is an all time favorite!Thank you !

  • Richa
    May 28, 2018 at 12:56 am

    Wow, wonderful!❤

    • InspiresNish
      May 29, 2018 at 3:49 pm

      Thanks a lot dear!

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