vegetable chop recipe | veg chop recipe | bengali style vegetable chop recipe

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bengali vegetable chop recipe - popular street food recipe of veg cutlet from bengal.  

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vegetable chop recipe with step by step photos – one of the popular street food in bengal are these vegetable chops. these are addictive and no one can just eat one. these fried crisp chops can be compared to croquettes or cutlets and have a slight sweet taste due to the addition of beetroot, carrot and peanuts. very different in taste as compared to the regular veg cutlets or kabab. the peanuts give a nice crunch and texture in the otherwise smooth and soft chops which are crisp from outside.

veg chops recipe

veg chop is a well known street food in bengal as well as bihar. basically these are veg cutlets with beetroot as one of the main ingredient. there are some variations in preparing them. one variation is to use grated veggies along with mashed potatoes and another variation is to cook and then mash all the veggies. i use the latter method as i find it easier. i have also posted aloo chop recipe.

these vegetable cutlets are crumb coated. it is important to crumb coat them as they become nicely crisp from outside and also do not break in oil while frying. crumb coating takes time and you can skip it. but then you will need to add some binding agent like breadcrumbs to the chop mixture, so that they do not burst in oil while frying.

preparing vegetable chop is easy but takes some time to prepare. so you can prepare and crumb coat the chops and then refrigerate.

if you have not tried veg chop, then you should try them for yourself as well as for your family. these are so good and make for a nice snack during winters or monsoons.

serve vegetable chop hot with tomato ketchup, mint chutney or mustard sauce (kasundi) and onion salad.

if you are looking for more snacks recipes then do check:

vegetable chop recipe below:

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vegetable chop recipe | bengali style veg chop recipe

bengali vegetable chop recipe - popular street food recipe of veg cutlet from bengal.  

course snacks
cuisine bengali, indian street food
prep time 30 minutes
cook time 20 minutes
total time 50 minutes
servings 10 veg chops
author dassana amit

ingredients (1 cup = 250 ml)

main ingredients for vegetable chop

  • 180 grams beetroot OR 1 large beetroot
  • 250 grams potatoes OR 2 large potatoes
  • 120 grams carrots OR 2 small to medium carrots
  • 3 tablespoons roasted peanuts
  • 1 green chili - finely chopped OR 1 teaspoon finely chopped green chili
  • 1 inch ginger - finely chopped OR 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger (adrak)
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder OR bengali bhaja masala
  • ¼ teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder or red chilli powder
  • ¼ teaspoon sugar - OPTIONAL
  • salt as required
  • cup breadcrumbs OR ¼ cup sooji (rava or cream of wheat)
  • oil for deep frying

for batter

  • 3 tablespoons maida or all purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons water

how to make recipe

making vegetable chop mixture

  1. rinse the veggies and then pressure cook them with ¼ teaspoon salt and enough water just about covering veggies. 

  2. pressure cook for 15 to 17 minutes or for 6 to 7 whistles on a medium flame. drain the veggies very well and keep aside.

  3. meanwhile heat a small pan and add 3 tablespoons roasted peanuts.

  4. on a low flame, stirring often roast the peanuts till their skins chars a bit and they become crunchy. let the peanuts cool down.

  5. remove the skins of the peanuts by rubbing them between your palms. keep aside.

  6. now peel and grate the veggies in a mixing bowl or pan.

  7. add all the herbs, spice powders, roasted peanuts, sugar and salt. 

  8. a point to be noted is that saunf powder (fennel powder) is also added. but since the homemade garam masala powder i have used has saunf in it, i have not added saunf powder. if your garam masala does not have saunf, then you can add ½ teaspoon saunf powder.

  9. mix very well. i have not used any binding agent in the chop mixture. but if the mixture looks loose and very moist, then add some breadcrumbs. moisture content of the beetroot can be more or less depending on its quality.

assembling and making vegetable chop

  1. in a small bowl mix 3 tablespoons maida or all purpose flour and 6 tablespoons water to a smooth batter.

  2. now take a portion of the mixture. shape into a cylindrical shaped cutlet.

  3. coat the veggie chop with the batter. these cutlets are light, so be gentle when coating with the batter. do not coat too much as then the veg chop will break.

  4. now coat the batter coated veg chop in breadcrumbs. you can use both breadcrumbs or sooji (rava).

  5. crumb coat all the veg chops this way. keep aside. if you do not plan to crumb coat, then add breadcrumbs in the mixture. you can add 2 to 3 tablespoons breadcrumbs or as required.

frying vegetable chops:

  1. heat oil for deep frying in a pan or kadai. 

  2. when the oil becomes hot, test a small piece of the chop mixture. if it does not break, then you can easily fry the remaining veggie chops.

  3. place the vegetable chops gently in the hot oil and fry at medium temperature. do not over crowd the pan.

  4. when one side is golden and crisp, then with a butter knife, turn the vegetable chop. its easier to turn them with a butter knife than with a slotted spoon.

  5. flip a couple of times more and fry till the outer coating becomes crisp.

  6. remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper kitchen towels.

  7. prepare all the vegetable chops this way.

  8. serve vegetable chops hot with tomato ketchup or coriander chutney or kasundi and some onion salad.

how to make bengali style vegetable chop recipe:

1. rinse the veggies (1 large beetroot, 2 large potatoes, 2 small to medium carrots) and place them in a pressure cooker.

veggies for bengali style veg chops recipe

2. sprinkle ¼ teaspoon salt and add water just about covering them.

veggies for bengali style veg chops recipe

3. pressure cook for 15 to 17 minutes or for 6 to 7 whistles on a medium flame. drain very well and keep aside.

veggies for bengali style veg chops recipe

4. meanwhile heat a small pan and add 3 tablespoons roasted peanuts.

peanuts for bengali style veg chops recipe

5. on a low flame, stirring often roast the peanuts till their skins chars a bit and they become crunchy. let the peanuts cool down.

peanuts to make veg chops recipe

6. remove the skins of the peanuts by rubbing them between your palms. keep aside.

peanuts for making veg chops recipe

7. now peel and grate the veggies in a mixing bowl or pan.

veggies for bengali style veg cutlets recipe

8. add 1 teaspoon finely chopped green chili, 1 teaspoon finely chopped ginger and 1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves.

veggies for making veg chops recipe

9. add ½ teaspoon garam masala powder, ¼ teaspoon kashmiri red chili powder, ¼ teaspoon sugar and salt as per taste. usually bengali bhaja masala is added, but not everyone has bengali bhaja masala. also a point to be noted is that saunf powder (fennel powder) is also added. but since the homemade garam masala powder i have used has saunf in it, i have not added saunf powder. if your garam masala does not have saunf, then you can add ½ teaspoon saunf powder.

spices for making veg chops recipe

10. add the peanuts.

peanuts for making veg chops recipe

11. mix very well. i have not used any binding agent in the chop mixture. but if the mixture looks loose and very moist, then add some breadcrumbs. moisture content of the beetroot can be more or less depending on its quality.

preparing veg chops recipe

12. in a small bowl, 3 tablespoons maida or all purpose flour and 6 tablespoons water.

preparing veg chops recipe

13. mix very well to make a smooth batter.

preparing veg chops recipe

14. now take a portion of the mixture. shape into a cylindrical shaped cutlet.

preparing veg chops recipe

15. coat the veggie chop with the batter. these cutlets are light, so be gentle when coating with the batter. do not coat too much as then the cutlets will break.

preparing veg chops recipe

16. now coat the batter coated veg chop in breadcrumbs. you can use both breadcrumbs or sooji (rava). i have shown both ways.

preparing bengali style veg cutlets recipe

17. here is a pic of the veg chop coated in sooji.

preparing bengali style veg cutlet recipe

18. crumb coat all the vegetable chops this way. keep aside. if you do not plan to crumb coat, then add breadcrumbs in the mixture. you can add 2 to 3 tablespoons breadcrumbs or as required.

preparing veg cutlets or veg chops recipe

frying vegetable chops:

19. heat oil for deep frying in a pan or kadai. if you plan to shallow or pan fry, then add breadcrumbs in the mixture and shape in patties or cutlets. otherwise the cutlets may break while shallow frying. when the oil becomes hot, test a small piece of the chop mixture. if it does not break, then you can easily fry the remaining veggie chops.

frying veg chops - veg cutlets or veg chops recipe

20. place the veg chop gently in the hot oil and fry at medium temperature. do not over crowd the pan.

frying veg chops - bengali style veg chops recipe

21. when one side is golden and crisp, then with a butter knife, turn the veg chops. its easier to turn them with a butter knife than with a slotted spoon.

frying veg chops - bengali style veg chops recipe

22. flip a couple of times more and fry till the outer coating becomes crisp.

frying veg chops - kolkata style veg chops recipe

23. remove with a slotted spoon.

frying veg chops - kolkata style veg chops recipe

24. drain fried vegetable chop on paper kitchen towels to remove excess oil.

frying veg chops - bengali veg chops recipe

25. prepare all the vegetable chops this way.

kolkata style veg chops recipe

26. serve vegetable chop hot with tomato ketchup or coriander chutney or kasundi and onion & lemon salad.

veg chops

dassana amit
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i started vegrecipesofindia.com in feb 2009. it is a pure vegetarian blog and shares recipes with step by step photos that will help you to make delicious and tasty vegetarian food easily.

i am passionate about cooking from childhood and learnt cooking from my elders. having a home science degree surely enhanced my cooking & baking skills which i now share as fool proof recipes on the blog. i am trained both in mainstream indian as well as international cuisines.


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  1. hi Dassana,

    this and the mishti doi recipe posted by you reminded me of Sweet Bengal which i used to visit often when i lived in Mumbai at the Inorbit mall malad. Will definitely try these. Thanks for such wonderful recipes.

    • welcome veena. even i used to buy sweets from there. i have fond memories of visiting inorbit mall for shopping both with my family members and my office friends 🙂

  2. i tried with corn flour but at the end it was too much corn flour..maybe i am doing something wrong.

    • thanks anu for replying. could be. the thing with corn flour is that if you add less its fine. if you add too much, then the entire mixture will become pasty and sticky. if using corn starch then you can use in combination with maida or rice flour. next time i would suggest to add bread crumbs. just grind 1 to 2 bread slices in a grinder and you will get breadcrumbs.

  3. It was too difficult to bind the consistency was very thin…didnt work for me

    • fine. the mixture is light and its consistency depends on the moisture in the veggies. i did not face any issue while binding. so if for any recipe like this, if you are unable to bind, then add breadcrumbs and mix again. the breadcrumbs will absorb the excess moisture and you can easily shape the chops or cutlets. you can even add crushed poha or oats powder. even maida (all purpose flour) or corn starch or besan can be added to bind. hope this helps.

  4. i had try this. healthy and easy recipe…. also tasty. Thank you

    • Welcome Manali