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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Beetroot Lollipops



                                                                       


As far as I'm concerned, beetroot is a wonderful vegetable to me. I love beetroot and I mostly eat it raw as salads. When I was a kid (I still think I'm young at heart :-)) this was a magic veggie which would turn my tongue pink!!!! My obsession hasn't gone even now. Love mixing it with a yoghurt dressing. Wanna know a little secret from my kitchen?? Well sometimes I just squeeze the juice of red beetroot to the dish that calls for a nice red color.


                     Additionally beetroot is a natural detoxifier and excellent blood purifier. Beetroot is also rich in iron and it also contains manganese which plays an important role for the formation of interferon that is a potent anticancer substance. Beet's color is red because of the betanin pigment found in beat.


But enough of health jargons, today I'm posting beetroot lollipops which is a great evening snack.


                                                             


Serves: 12-14 lollipops, Preparation time: 30 minutes


Ingredients:
2 Beetroots and 1/2 for lollipop sticks
2 big Potatoes (boiled)
1 tsp grated Ginger
2 tbsp chopped Coriander
1 tsp Red chilli powder
1 tsp Garam masala
1/2 cup boiled Green peas
2 chopped Green chillies
2 tsp Black pepper powder
2 tsp Coriander powder
1 tsp Cumin powder
1 tbsp All-purpose flour (maida)
Salt according to taste


For outer crepe: 
3 tbsp Cornflour
Water
2/3 cup Bread crumbs 


Oil for frying


Method:
For lollipop sticks peel and wash the 1/2 beetroot and then slice in thick sticks shape. Keep it aside.
Peel and wash the remaining beetroots and pressure cook it with little salt. After 2 whistles, turn off the gas and after cooling down drain out the water. Now grate boiled potatoes and beetroot. In a large bowl mix all dry ingredients (mentioned above) with these vegetables.


Now take small portion of the mixture into your palm, flatten it and put a beetroot stick in the center of the mixture. Give it a nice round shape until a lollipop shape is formed. Mix cornflour in 1/4 cup of water to make a smooth paste. Now dip the lollipops in this liquid mixture and roll them with the breadcrumbs evenly. Now dip these in frying pan, until the color of the outer part turns medium brown but does not burn. Cook the lollipops evenly for 4-5 minutes. Serve hot with tomato ketchup or Coriander chutney.


User comments & tips:

  • Make sure the oil is pretty hot, otherwise the lollipops will break.
  • You can make these without the beetroot sticks also. You can always change the shape of these cutlets as per your desired shape.                          
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45 comments:

  1. wow what a awesome idea to use beetroot this way, surely a yummy appetizer for gettogether...

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  2. wow.. great idea.. looks really fantastic... nice click..

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  3. I love Beets too, buy it whenever I can. Love the sweetish taste. What a great innovative recipe, kids would love these!:)

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  4. Wow, It looks absolutely crispy and best evening snack for this weather .. Superb it looks

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  5. Nice n healthy snack,like cutlets on a stick,lov it.....

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  6. a GREAT idea - this would work perfect for kids and individuals who don't like beetroot.. keep it up!!

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  7. Wht a brilliant use of beetroot...I wouldn't mind eating this at all :) Lovely recipe, Deepa :)

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  8. Hi. Looks so beautiful, kids will love this.

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  9. Wow! Vegetarian version of the famous chicken lollipops! Must be much tastier!

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  10. Wow.. this is so different and really good. :) Great job buddy :)

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  11. Yummy....looks so gud and with beets....wow...bookmarked it

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  12. Very tempting savories.... Perfectly shaped & prepared to perfection..... Very luscious treats.... Why dont u invite me home someday????? U may be thinking kaisi petu hain...... Hmm... I believe "Jisne kee sharam, uski phooti karam".... ;-)

    Ash...
    (http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

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  13. Wowwwww.. beautiful clicks..very healthy.... looks soo tempting.. :)

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  14. Wow..this is so cool...such a nifty idea Deepa

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  15. Wow the lollipops looks so good and crispy...love your idea beetroot lollipops...good one :)

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  16. Wow so yummy lollipops..so mouth watering.

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  17. Deepa,

    Very nice and yummy Lollipops. I like the color and texture.

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  18. Wat a tempting, beautiful and crispy lollies, feel like grabbing rite now...Awesome dish..

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  19. This looks crispy and perfect..

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  20. wow!!!! nice love the idea of making veggie lollypops. I seriously love it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  21. Great idea, looks yummy and perfect.....

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  22. WOW...beautiful looking lollipops...even i love the pink color of beetroot...just awesome....thanks for sharing this recipe dear!

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  23. Hey Deepa
    I'm coming with Ash too..;-))

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  24. Though I'm not a beets fan...I'm drooling over dear! Tempting click! ;)

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  25. wowww.... looking delicious..... will definitly make it at Finster's evening :-)......Amrita

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  26. Such an innovative use of beetroot.. I can finish them allll... yummy

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  27. Dear Deepa
    Very nice lollies..I dont eat beet but I think I will try with your recipe..
    Bhalo theko

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  28. Ekdom chicken lolipops er moton dekhacche ... taste ta bodh hoye vegetable cutlet er moton hobe ... tai na? :-)

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  29. wow looks tempting. ami beet akdom bhalobasi na kintu tumi atto sundor baniecho dekhei khete ichhe korche. awesome recipe...

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  30. Cute n gorgeous beetroot lollipops deepa.New way of indulging in beetroot.

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  31. What a wonderful dish very innovative.

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  32. Hi Deepa
    Very innovative of you .Looks so lovely

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  33. Thank you all of you for your wonderful comments.

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  35. These look amazing. I bookmarked the recipe just by looking at the picture and then read through the recipe. Imagine, it is that tempting :)

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  36. Wow. my mouth is wide opened here. Wish could gobble some of ur lovely lollipops. I liked ur idea of keeping the beetroot sticks. Kids will simply love it. very nice Deepa.

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  37. Though beet is not my fav, but this preparation is inviting...an attempt to try it can make all the difference in my thought.

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  38. Wonderful idea,never heard about,really nice recipe! looks very tempting!

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  39. Wow..I just came across ur blog and found this post ..never heard of beetroot lollipop..Would like try this tonite...I guess this recipe fits rt for potlucks....Thanks Deepa for sharing :)

    Nice blog too

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  40. I made them yesterday and blogged about them today, please do check :)

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  41. Very delicious and crispy lollipops.Will definitely be loved by kids.

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