Vegetable Chop/Cutlet

Posted: September 13, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Baking, Indian Food
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Recipe Yields: 8-9 Vegetable Chop 

Vegetable Chop/Cutlet 

Vegetable chop is a popular snack in eastern part of India.  We would have this almost every evening during our summer stay in Kolkatta at my grandparents house. We would wait for our uncle to come home with this hot cutlets/chop in thongas (which is a bag made out of newspaper).  We would dig into his bag as soon as he came home and find things to indulge ourselves. 

Everyday something different to eat and enjoy. Good old days and memories which we still cherish and get nostalgic about. 

Vegetable Chop is a deep-fried snack with lots of veggies mashed and then coated with bread crumbs.  To make it bit more healthier I have decided to bake this instead of frying. It turned out exactly the same as in my memory and i was transported back in time. 

Vegetable Chop/Cutlet

Vegetable Chop/Cutlet


  • 1 small beet root, boiled, mashed
  • 1 small potato, boiled and mashed
  • 1 medium-sized carrots, boiled and mashed
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets, boiled and mashed
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas
  • 1 small white onions, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 3 green chillies, devined and chopped
  • 1/4 cup slightly roasted peanuts in oil
  • 2 tablespoon raisins
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh coriander leaves, chopped
  • salt to taste

For the coating 

  • 1/2 besan/chick pea flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup bread crumbs


  • In a large bowl, mash all the boiled vegetable together, add salt to taste and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a pan, add onions followed by ginger, garlic and green chillies and cook until the onions are translucent.
  • Add turmeric powder, coriander powder, red chilli powder, garam masala powder and peas to the pan. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Now add the mashed vegetables to the pan and cook for 2-3 more minutes. Turn off the gas and add peanuts and raisins to the mixture and mix altogether. Keep it aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the coating batter by combining all of the ingredients mentioned above except the bread crumbs.
  • Now with the vegetable mixture, make elongated balls and keep it aside.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and preheat the oven to 375 deg farenheit.
  • Take the vegetable balls and dip it in the prepared batter properly and then coat each ball with bread crumbs and place on the baking sheet.
  • Repeat the above steps to complete the rest of the balls.
  • Once done, bake the vegetable chops in oven for 30-35 minutes turning once in a while. Cook until the chops are golden brown from outside.
  • Cool off and enjoy with ketchup and salads.
Vegetable Chop/Cutlet

Vegetable Chop/Cutlet

  1. Sweet Artichoke says:

    These veggie cutlets sound and look amazing! I would love to eat one right now 🙂

  2. Deepa says:

    Hi Suman

    already imagining that I am munching the delicious cutlets. Excellent recipe.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  3. kshipra says:

    Hey Suman, where r u dear. hope u r doing good. long time, no post. we r missing u.

  4. suma says:

    Hi Suman!!Long time since we saw a new post from u!! Hope u are doing good!! Have eaten this snack with a spicy dip at a Bengali sweet shop long back. It was yum!

    Have shared an award with you , please accept!

  5. sayantani says:

    where are you? long time no posts. come back soon dearie.

  6. Rachana says:

    Hey Suman,

    How are you? Longgg time… missing your lovely posts.

  7. Tes says:

    It looks like something my son’s going to love! It sounds very healthy, too 🙂

  8. Swathi says:

    Vegetable chops looks delicious. I love them as it baked than deep fried.

  9. Nithu says:

    Looks wonderful. I love cutlets.

  10. Sridevi says:

    Healthy snack and a nice picture.

  11. Lisa says:

    I love this dish. Indian dishes use such great veggies and flavors. Great job! Love the recipe.

  12. Sayantani says:

    for some reason my dashboard is not getting updated with your posts. missed some. the baked veg roll looks truly tempting without guilt pangs. perfectly done Suman.

  13. kothiyavunu says:

    cutlet looks tremendous suman…makes me hungry..baked version sounds awesome..will try sometimes.

  14. Sarah Naveen says:

    i love cutlets..this looks so yummy!!

  15. Dear Suman
    I liked this recipe specially the use of onion, garlic and the spice combi. In Bong vege chop ( with beat , gajar) , Onion garlic is not used generally.
    I must try it when the winter sets in
    have a nice day

  16. they look perfect done and crispy, lovely pic as always…they are best snacks in the evening…only difference is myself and my sister we wait for our dad to bring the bag 🙂 Lovely days to remember!

  17. Deesha says:

    wow, baked cutlets .. very yummy .. N ofcourse healthy too

  18. Gouri Guha says:

    The veg cutlets are inviting…simply love them.

  19. MaryMoh says:

    These looks very delicious. I would love it with chili sauce. Thanks very much for sharing.

  20. Saritha says:

    Yummy looking cutlets 🙂

  21. Pari says:

    Dear Suman,
    I added you to my blogroll, now hopefully I will not miss out ur posts, If possible add a followers widget, it’s easy to follow through google friends connect.
    I always prefer the baked versions and the chops look perfectly baked and made with beet makes it even more wanted. If you want, you can send it to my event Only- Low Oil/ Low calorie guest hosted by Priya Mitharwal this time.


  22. kshipra says:

    chops look yum!! loved the idea of baking them, so much more healthy.

  23. Nandini says:

    It’s one of my favourite snacks to gobble during tea time! Baking them is very healthy and kids wouldn’t leave a single crumb!

    Nandini’s Food Page

  24. Jagruti says:

    yummy healthy snack…thanks for sharing !

  25. Smitha says:

    THey look yum..just like we make at home!!

  26. Yummy Team says:

    Healthy n yummy cutlets..I too loved the idea of baking them..Thanks for sharing, Suman..

  27. Juliana says:

    What a nice way to have all the veggies…love the idea of baking them…mouthwatering 🙂

  28. Panchpakwan says:

    Wow baked cutlets looks so delicious..bookmarked it!!

  29. uma says:

    liked these baked cutlets with beet..

  30. Joanne says:

    This sounds so delicious! A fantastic substitute for one of those frozen veggie burgers. I love that it’s baked!

  31. indie.tea says:

    I’ve never had it. Looks delicious though…

  32. Priya says:

    Am literally drooling over that last click, love this baked version..

  33. Looks perfect and delicious, love this baked version dear…

  34. 2nd pic looks too good with ketchup on it, who wouldnt love to have this one, surely a yummy appetizer…

  35. satya says:

    love ur baked version dear ..vegetable chops looks sooo delicious …yummy

  36. Deepa says:

    Veg Cutlets look so perfect. Would love to try them at home soon.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  37. Tanvi says:

    Love your baked version..chops look really tempting…I tasted them first at my in laws house & fell in love with them instantly 🙂
    Sinfully Spicy

  38. Rachana says:

    I always prefer baked to fried. These cutlets would make such a healthy tea-time Snack. Yumm!

  39. Krishnaveni says:

    looks yummy, inviting clicks, beautiful

  40. Aipi says:

    Baked version, wow I will call it guilt free version!!! The chops are looking yummy!!

    US Masala

  41. Looks gorgeous Suman. Oh you baked it that’s great !! Healthy snack for a evening with a cup of tea. hmmmm..

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