Saturday, 29 February 2020

Vegetable Chop || Veg Chop || Bengal style - vegetable Cutlet

Today's special recipe - bengal style , vegetable chop || veg chop || vegetable cutlets. It tastes crispy outside and smooth inside with crunchy bites of fried groundnuts in it. These cutlets are not only yummy but also healthy and perfect tea time snack. This is Bengal street food and also popular in Odisha too. It is my favorite snack when i was in Khurdha Road 😋. Most of kids do not like beet root, i personally feel this is the best way to make them to have it intrestly. 

Taking this super healthy, regional and tasty West Bengal street food - Vegetable chop to Shhhhh Secretly Cooking Challenge fb group started by Priya of Priyas Versatile Recipes and taken further till date by Mayuri she blogs at Mayuris jikoni.  Here admins will select one Indian state in alphabetical order. And they pick pairs for theme, pairs will share 2 ingredients, using that ingredients we will prepare recipe and post it in group album. Other group members will guess the secret ingredient. This month i am paired with Narmadha she blogs at "Namscorner".  She gave me peanuts and bread crumbs as secret ingredients, in turn i gave star anise and reen chilli for her, she prepared Bengali Dum Aloo.She is very talented chef who loves to record her tried and tasted recipes just like me :) . Check out her space for tasty veg and non vegetarian recipes from different regions, i book marked
her falafel recipe to try.  Do checkout her space.. I got this recipe from Poonam's space :) 

Lets start recipe..


          West Bengal - Vegetable Chop

Preparation time : 10 min
Cook Time : 20 minutes
Serves : 4
Category : Snacks/ Starters / Regional
Recipe Cuisine: West Bengal
Main ingredient: beetroot
Author : Aruna SarasChandra



Beet root -2 (small)
carrot -2 (small)
potato -1 (big)
fried peanuts - 2 tsp
green chillies - 4 (adjust)
ginger -1 inch
coriander leaves - 1 tsb(chopped)
bread crumbs - 1 cup
garam masala - 1 tsp
corn flour - 2 tsp
salt as per taste
oil - to deep fry


1) Clean veggies well so that mud and dust remove well from veggies.Cook veggies for 2 whistle, let the veggies cool then peel its skin. 

2) In large bowl grate all the veggies, green chillies and ginger.

3)Fry peanuts till it changes color let it cool and remove its skin.(i have fried peanuts so i used it).

4) If you have bread crumbs used it, otherwise fry bread on pan, till it roast both sides. cut into pieces and grind it fine powder.

5)  Add 1/2 cup bread crumbs, lightly crushed peanuts, salt, garam masala in grated veggies mixture. 

6) Mix the above mixture well, pinch out some mixture mould and give obolong shape.

7) heat oil to deep fry, prepare cornflour slurry( add  2 tsp of corn flour in half cup of water). Dip prepared chop in a cornflour slurry, immediately roll it in bread crumbs. Tap excess bread crumbs with your fingers and keep it aside. 

8) Check oil heat by dropping some mixture, if it comes up immediately then drop preapred chop and fry it in low to medium flames till it changes color both sides and take it into plate / tissue paper. Repeat the same process for remaining.

That's it our vegetable chops are ready to serve. Garnish it with chopped coriander, onion rings, tomato ketchup or chilli sauces. This is best and healthy evening snack to serve with hot tea and even can serve in small parties at home. Serve hot and enjoy with your friends and family :) .

I kept 4 chops which is ready to fry in fridge before going my mom's place. Next day hubby kept it out for some time (till it reach room temperature) and directly fried in oil :) 


** Grate veggies properly, adjust spicy according to your taste.

** After frying veg chop, make sure oil is not much heat. Otherwise chops will burn, so take care while frying.

Also check other related snacks / straters by just clicking the link below pic.

                       Gobi Manchurian

                  corn cheese balls


               Baby corn manchurian

                      Baby corn fritters

          Dry cabbage manchurian

                          Paneer Tikka

           Rava / Semolina Pizza

          Veg chow mein noodles


                          Paneer pinwheels

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  1. Chops look so inviting. The roasted peanuts must have added crunchiness and extra flavours to it.

  2. I absolutely love Veg. Chop! Yours look just brilliant, crisp on the outside and delicious on the inside. :) I'd love to dig into that platter!

  3. Fabulous delicious preparation .

  4. Wow Aruna chops looks so perfectly crispy and delicious. I wish I could grab one from the picture. Loved your plating.

  5. Beautifully done chops. Beautifully presented too. I loved these chops so much wish I can reach out.

  6. These chops surely look very tempting and a must try... my girls would love this since it has their favorite vegetables...

  7. These chops look so crispy and tasty, would love to make it sometime Aruna.

  8. Veg chop looks very yum , perfect with evening tea snacks. Yum

  9. The veg chop is one comfort recipe, i keep in the freezer as well as I can quickly pack that for teh lunch boxes