Vegetable Chop

Vegetable chops are absolute favourites. They are those easy snacks which can be had with any meals; but ideal for snacking when you are in a mood for something fried and fancy. We often entertain guests who are strictly vegetarian, and in those cases, this is one recipe which I love to make at home and have till date earned quite a lot of praise. I hope you find it equally easy to make also.



· 1 medium potato .

· 2 medium size carrot .

· 2-3 medium size beetroot

· 1 tsp ginger paste

· 3 tsp peanuts .

· 3-4 tsp bhaja masala .

· 1/2 tsp sugar .

· salt .

· 4-5 tbsp besan .

· 1/2 cup bread crumbs .

1 cup white oil (for deep frying) .

Ingredients for bhaja masala :-

· 2 tbsp cumin seeds .

· 6 dry red chillies .



· Roast cumin seeds & dry red chillies on low heat till jeera turns brown and chillies dark red. Do not char.

· Remove from heat and grind in a grinder. You can preserve it for long periods and use for different preparations also .

· Cut potato , carrot & beetroot into 2-3″ size big chunks.

· Pressure cook on high heat for 2 steams.

· Drain the water & mash the vegetables coarsely & mix 2-3 tsp bread crumbs .

· Heat 2 tbsp oil in kadai.

· Fry the peanuts & remove from the heat .

· Now add ginger, fry for 2 min .

· Add the roughly mashed vegetables, salt and sugar.

· Cook for 8-10 minutes on medium high heat.

· Add bhaja masala and mix .

· Remove the vegetables from heat and let it cool.

· Make a besan mix by adding 1/4th cup water. The mix should not be too thick or too watery .

· Make chop-size dumplings of the vegetable mixture using your hands & dip in besan mix to form a thin layer,

· Coat with bread crumbs and keep aside.

· Pour the oil in a deep bottom pan & fry them till golden brown.

· Remove from heat and keep on paper towel to drain excess oil before serving.

· Now serve them with some tomato sauce .


  1. Dearest Soumyasree:
    Oceans away geographically but in reality you were just a click away…
    Thank you so much most deeply for guiding me step by step for the Vegetable Chops I made for a “RedAndWhite Bangla Lunch” that I hosted for Non Bengali friends …. just to give them a taste of our Bangla Menu.
    They loved the chops and I need to let you know that YOU were the reason…

    Love and Regards,
    Sanjukta Di

    1. Dearest Sanjukta di,
      BitebyByte is all about sharing kitchen experiences. It is so sweet of you to say such kind words. I always say that I am learning too — sharing and discussing enhances my knowledge base at the same time. Cooking is a manifestation of love. And the food that you made for your friends and family were enveloped with the warmth of your heart — which is why it tasted fabulous. Like the food from the kitchens of moms, aunts, grandmoms. They taste best because of all the love.
      Thanks again for the feedback. Always appreciated.
      Love, hugs and regards,
      Soumyasree (BitebyByte)

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