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Monday, August 13, 2012

Bengali Style Vegetable Chop /Beetroot Chop

        
Till the time I was in college, never saw Dad purchasing radish, beetroot, Onion, Cauliflower, cabbage and carrots from the market. Even before taking his morning tea he used to go to our backyard to pick up fresh vegetables from our garden with dew drops on it.....It was a sight which till then we never considered to be GREAT !! It was only after I moved to big city where space was the constrain  understood the value of  kitchen garden.

And beetroot was Dad's favorite....He used to come for lunch and not seeing his fav beetroot on salad plate with a little bit Kala namak(rock salt) would made him upset....In winters this beetroot chop was a regular feature during evening snacks at our place.

Remember the scene from "Kahaani" where Vidya Balan going to the Police Station to lodge a complain against her lost Husband??? The plump policeman who can't pronounce her name correctly? :-) She points at the police man that her name is Vidya not 'Bidya'  "In Kolkata there is only Ba, no Va,"  he says as a fact of matter way. ...The smile comes on your face right?? In same way pronunciation I am presenting you "Begetable Chop" today which is a very famous evening snack which we enjoy with our "muri".....

Ingredients:
1 big Beetroot
2 Carrots, grated
3-4 Green chillies
1 tsp roasted Jeera powder
Fistful groundnuts /chinebadam
Fistful kishmish /Raisins
1-1/2 tsp finely chopped Ginger
2 tbsp Shredded Coconut
Pinch of black pepper powder
Salt to taste
1 tbsp Refind oil

Outer coating:
2-3 boiled Potatoes
1 Bread
1/2 cup Breadcrumbs
1 tsp Corinader powder
1 tsp roasted Jeera powder
2 chopped Green chillies
1 tsp Garam masala powder
Salt to taste (remember you have already added salt for the stuffing)

Oil for frying

Method:
After washing beetroot and carrots properly, peel off their skin and grate both of them. Heat 1tbsp oil, fry the peanuts first and keep it aside then fry green chillies and grated ginger for just few seconds. Immediately add grated carrot and beetroot. 

Add salt to taste and stir fry on high flame to evaporate the water. This process doesn't take more than 5 minutes. Now add pepper powder, jeera powder, raisins, shredded coconut and mix thoroughly. Fry till the mixture looks soft but not mushy. Remove from heat and spread it on a plate to cool down completely.

Peel the skin of potatoes and mash them. Soak a slice of bread and squeeze out the extra water by pressing the bread slice between the palms. Evenly mix the bread with potato mixture and add all the powders (except breadcrumbs). Mix all the ingredients well until incorporated. 



Now to make the chops, take a big pinch of potato dough, grease your palm with very little oil and flatten the  dough to make round disk. Place 1 tsp of filling in the center and seal the dough into all the sides. Roll these balls on the breadcrumbs to coat evenly. 

Heat a pan on high heat and then add sufficient oil to fry the chops. When the oil is hot enough, slid 2-3 chops at a time and fry on low to medium flame.Fry the chops from both the sides until golden color. Place them on absorbent paper to soak excess oil. Serve these vegetable chops with Kasundi (mustard sauce) or with ketchup. 
Sending the recipe to Latha's "Healthy Food For Healthy Kids-Kid's Lunch Box", which was started by Nithu's Kitchen


And to my friend Lubna's Joy From Fasting To Feasting -V event....



50 comments:

  1. drooling dear !!! rush your entries for Fast Food Event - Noodles .

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  2. looks totally new to me. i somehow couldnt make myself to like beetroot taste hehe but ur pics are amazing deepa

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  3. Liked the idea of presenting chops with icecream sticks....looks yumm and tempting. Liked the last click.

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  4. wow very tempting chops,loved the recipe...will try this while making next time...

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  5. Good one...am going to try this for my son..

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  6. So yummy and very tempting..
    Great-secret-of-life.blogspot.com

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  7. This looks super yum and beautiful way of serving in ice cream stick

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  8. Looks so yum ..with my fav beets ....nice pics

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  9. Never thought of eating chops with churmuri, delicious looking chops, love beetroot..

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  10. So healthy and crisp chops..love to try this soon:)

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  11. Bhejetebil chop darun hoyeche Deepa...shokkal shokkal khete ichche korche

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  12. Eyi Kathi te lagano idea ta khub bhalo ..and back-ground e Bangla boi te "Isha roy" and "Gayatri devi" porlaam ..theek to :-)...khub bhalo hoyeche Begitable chop ..muri sathe khub bhalo lagey khete...hugs

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  13. Yummy & healthy. Yes Dear, do update the post with event links and logo. Link the recipe @ Latha's space.

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  14. the different recipe is really fantastic

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  15. Those chops look damn perfect..just wish that I could grab that stick..yummm

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  16. Muri ar chop ar bangalir adda..onobodo combination.Ar chop jodi emon awesome hoye sararat golpo jome jabe....samne pujor jonno recipe ta bookmark kore rakhlam!:)

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  17. Delicious lovely texture and lots of flavor.

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  18. yummy...


    Inviting you to join "Celebrating Independence day Event"

    Cheers,
    Sharanya
    www.vigsha.blogspot.com

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  19. So healthy & delicious. have some beetroots will try it, looks super yummy

    http://shwetainthekitchen.blogspot.com/

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  20. healthy n delicious snack, looks very inviting!!

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  21. That truly looks fabulous and tempting!! YUM!

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  22. different recipe & Fantastic presentation :)
    http://foodandtaste.blogspot.com/

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  23. awesome...can't wait to try this.

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  24. looks delicious and indeed very healthy!

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  25. Hey Deepa, i like this mouthwatering chop beetroot... that's new for me must must try. thanks for sharing this.....

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  26. Loved it..and bookmarking right away..looks so inviting..

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  27. Very yummy and loved the idea to insert a ice stick :) Looks cute and sounds healthy!

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  28. hahaha
    nice blog ;)
    i like this blog

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  29. Looks amazing..Darun recipe ta !

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  30. Bhegetable Chap darun hoyeche :) Hope my bengali is not that bad. Luv the idea of using the ice cream stick.
    Literally droooooooling over the chap :)

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  31. Beet chops looks delicious and perfect Deepa.

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  32. Hi!

    You have a wonderful blog here. All of your recipes are interesting and inviting! I love chops and yours look perfectly made.

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  33. wow.. these look crispy and delicious... perfect with tea...

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  34. Mouthwatering & irresistible!! I actually wanted to request you for this recipe...!! Trying it out soon!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  35. I have never had anything like this..it looks very delicious.

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  36. healthy, delicious and am sure tastes yummmm
    Happy Independence Day!

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  37. lovely clicks.never had this before..lokks yumm.

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  38. Never know this dish before. Chop looks fabulous dear. Happy Independence day!

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  39. Thanks a lot Deepa for sending this wonderful and healthy chops to my event. I'm sure kids will love this colorful treat.

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  40. an interesting way to enjoy beetroot..

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  41. Hi
    When I was At Uttarpara I had eaten this cutlet I had always wondered what all ingredients it had because the taste is awesome... Thank you for sharing this recipe... i shall definitely make this to relive those nice days of my short stay in Bengal

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  42. Hi Deepa
    I made this its so delicious thank you very much for the recipe.... I am sharing this on my blog....

    Thank you

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