Beetroot Cutlass

Beetroot Cutlass is a spicy pan fried patties, good for snacks, appetizer, finger food.                                                                                                          


  • 2                medium Potatoes
  • 2                medium Beetroot
  • 1                medium onion
  • 2                tbsp oil
  • 5                curry leaves
  • 1/4             tsp rye(mustard seeds)
  • 1/4             tsp methi(fanugreek seeds)
  • 1/2             tsp crushed garlic
  • 1/2             tsp finely chopped Jalepino
  • 2                tbsp finely chopped cilantro
  • 1                tbsp finely chopped mint leaves
  • 1/2             tsp freshly ground cumin seeds
  • 1/2             tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 3/4             tsp Aamchoor powder or
  •                   citric acid
  • 3/4             tsp salt(or to taste)
  • 4                tbsp Bread crumbs
  • 2                tbsp oil
  • 5                curry leaves
  • 1/4             tsp rye(mustard seeds)
  • 1/4             tsp methi(fanugreek seeds
  • 1/4             cup bread crumbs


  1. In a small saucepan boil the potatoes till they are soft, about 10 minutes.  Peel and mash them.
  2. Grate the Beetroot and onion.
  3. In a large bowl add mashed potatoes, beetroots, garlic, jalepino, chopped cilantro, mint leaves, cumin seeds, black pepper, aamchoor powder, salt and bread crumbs. 
  4. In a frying pan, heat 2 tbsp oil, add curry leaves, rye and methi, when the seeds start to pop add this to the bowl and mix well.
  5. Divide the mixture to small/medium equal size balls.  Shape them into round flat patty.
  6. Coat them with bread crumbs.  
  7. The cutlas can be deep fried, shallow fried or baked in the oven.

To Deep Fry:

  1. Heat the oil in a wok to 350 degrees. Deep fry the cutlass until golden brown turning once, about 2 minutes on each side.
  2. Place the cutlas on a paper towel to absorb excess oil.

To Shallow fry: Heat the fry pan add 1 tbsp oil, place 4-5 pieces of cutlas and cook on low to medium heat till light brown,  about 5 minutes on each side.


Bake cutlas in a preheated 400 degree oven for 30 minutes or until light brown.

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