beetroot cutlet recipe, how to make beetroot cutlet | beetroot tikki

beetroot cutlet recipe with step by step pics. these beetroot tikki are crispy and delicious. you can have them plain or pair with some burger buns or in pita bread or make wraps or rolls from them.

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the recipe of beetroot cutlets is easy. boil and then mash beetroot and potatoes. add spices, mix and shape in tikkis. then coat them in semolina (rava) and then pan fry them. for frying you can add little oil as possible or use a non stick pan for frying.

beetroots are favorite tubers and i make many recipes with beetroots like beetroot paratha, beetroot halwa, beetroot poori etc. this beetroot cutlet recipe is adapted from “flavors of mumbai” blog here – beetroot patties recipe. ever since i made them for the first time, i have been making these cutlets occasionally and they have always been a hit at home.

i did make some minor adaptations to the recipe. what turned out was a fantastic beetroot tikki much in taste similar to the north indian aloo tikki. we had paired these with homemade burger buns and some indian chutneys with onion, tomato slices.

there is another variation of beetroot cutlets which are a popular street food in calcutta. they are known as veg chops. i have shared the recipe here – vegetable chop recipe.

if you like aloo tikki then you can also check this aloo tikki recipe where i have shown step by step photos of making potato tikki.

these beetroot tikkis pair well with burgers or indian pav. also they will make a good combo with the punjabi chole. even can go well with some mint chutney and sweet chutney along with some yogurt.

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beetroot cutlet

5 from 9 votes
Author:Dassana Amit
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:20 mins
Total Time:40 mins
Cuisine:north indian
Servings (change the number to scale):10 beetroot cutlets
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crispy and delicious beetroot cutlet made with beetroot, potatoes, rava and spices.

INGREDIENTS FOR beetroot cutlet

(1 CUP = 250 ML)
  • 250 grams beetroot or 2 medium sized beetroot
  • 275 grams potatoes OR 3 medium sized potatoes or 2 large potatoes
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder (haldi)
  • ½ teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder or cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fennel powder (saunf powder)
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder (dhania powder)
  • 1 teaspoon chaat masala
  • 1 teaspoon dry mango powder (amchur powder) OR 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 green chili - finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon black salt or rock salt - add more if required
  • 1 teaspoon ground or minced ginger (adrak)
  • 2 tablespoons corn starch or rice flour or 2 brown bread slices or white bread - soaked in water and squeezed
  • ½ cup rava or sooji (cream of wheat)
  • 2 tablespoons oil for pan frying

HOW TO MAKE beetroot cutlet

preparation for beetroot cutlet recipe

  • in a pan or pressure cooker, boil both the beetroot and potatoes together with some salt and enough water for 7 to 8 whistles on medium flame. 
  • drain all the water. then peel and grate the beetroot in a bowl. 
  • grate the potato in the same bowl. this is done to get a even smooth mashed potato mix.
  • add all the spice powders, green chili, salt and corn starch. instead of corn starch you can also add rice flour or soaked bread slices.
  • mix everything well with your hands. now shape them into round patties or tikkis.

making beetroot cutlet

  • take some roasted semolina (rava) in a plate.
  • place each beetroot tikki on the semolina and ensure that they are evenly coated on all sides by the semolina.
  • dust off the extra rava. 
  • in a pan add some 2 tablespoons oil and fry the beetroot cutlets till they are crisp and golden.
  • place the fried beetroot cutlets on kitchen paper towels for extra oil to be absorbed.
  • serve beetroot cutlet hot with any chutney or dip or sauce of your choice. 


few tips:
  • do check the salt in the mixture before coating and frying the tikkis.
  • if the beetroot tikkis do not hold shape then add more corn starch or rice flour or one more slice of bread to the mashed beetroot mixture.
  • you can also bake the beetroot tikkis in the oven instead of pan frying them.
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how to make beetroot cutlet recipe

1. rinse 2 medium sized beetroot (250 grams beetroot) and 3 medium or 2 large potatoes (275 grams potatoes). place them in a 2 litre pressure cooker. add enough water just about covering the potatoes. also add ½ teaspoon salt. pressure cook for 7 to 8 whistles on medium flame. open the lid when the pressure settles down and drain all the water.

making beetroot cutlet recipe

2. once both the beetroots and potatoes become warm or cool down, then peel and grate them in a bowl. let the grated potatoes and beetroot cool down completely.

making beetroot cutlet recipe

3. then add 1 teaspoon ground or minced ginger (adrak) and 1 green chili (finely chopped).

making beetroot cutlet recipe

4. add the following spice powders – ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder, ½ teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder (or cayenne pepper), 1 teaspoon fennel powder, ½ teaspoon garam masala powder, 1 teaspoon coriander powder, 1 teaspoon chaat masala and 1 teaspoon dry mango powder (or 1 teaspoon lemon juice). also add 1 teaspoon salt or as per taste.

making beetroot cutlet recipe

5. now add 2 tablespoons corn starch. instead of corn starch you can use rice flour or roasted gram flour (besan) or 2 to 3 slices of bread. for the bread dip in some water. then squeeze all the water and add. even bread crumbs can be added.

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6. mix very well. check the taste and add more salt if required.

making beetroot cutlet recipe

7. now shape into tikkis or cutlets or patties. if the mixture feels loose and moist, you can add more corn flour, rice flour or bread slice.

making beetroot tikki recipe

making beetroot cutlet

8. in a plate take ½ cup sooji (rava or cream of wheat). place the beetroot cutlet on the rava and dredge it evenly with the fine sooji granules. dust of extra rava in the plate itself.

making beetroot tikki recipe

9. this way dredge or coat each beetroot cutlet with the rava and keep aside.

making beetroot tikki recipe

10. heat 2 tbsp oil for frying in a pan or tawa. keep flame to medium-low or medium. place the beetroot tikkis and begin to pan fry them. fry beetroot tikkis in batches.

making beetroot tikki recipe

11. when one side looks crisp and golden turn over each beetroot cutlet and fry the second side.

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12. turn again a couple of times for even frying. fry beetroot tikki till crisp and golden.

beetroot cutlet recipe, beetroot tikki recipe, beetroot patties recipe

13. place the beetroot cutlet on kitchen paper towels for extra oil to be absorbed.

beetroot cutlet recipe, beetroot tikki recipe, beetroot patties recipe

14. serve beetroot cutlet hot with any chutney or dip of your choice like saunth chutney or coriander chutney or sweet green chutney.

beetroot tikki recipe, beetroot patties recipe


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namaste and welcome to which i started in feb 2009 and is a pure vegetarian blog. i have been passionate about cooking from childhood and began to cook from the age of 10. later having enrolled in a home science degree greatly enhanced my cooking & baking skills and took it to a different level which i now share as foolproof recipes. i was formally trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.

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77 comments/reviews

  1. This recipe is simply superb.the mix of various spices and masalas really adds to the flavor.they turned out so crispy and delicious.also i could form the patties with ease( which I thought could be difficult).5 stars

    • thanks winnie. definitely, the addition of spices makes the taste too good. usually shaping the cutlet is easy, but if the beetroot has a lot of water content, then some more binding ingredient will need to be added. i am glad that you could form the patties easily and liked the recipe. thanks for the rating too.