Vegetable cutlet / Pachakari cutlet / Beetroot cutlet – Indian coffee house style cutlet

No wonder eating these cutlets make you walk down the memory lane to your favorite eatery – Indian Coffee House. Try Indian coffee house style beetroot cutlets and let us know how it turned out for you. 

Here I have fried cutlets two ways – tawa fry and shallow fry. 


Potatoes – 4 medium

Beetroot, grated – 2 nos

Green peas – 1/2 cup

Onions, finely chopped – 1 no

Green chilies, finely chopped – 4 nos

Ginger, finely chopped – 1 tsp

Coriander leaves, chopped – 2 tbsp

Cumin seeds –    ½ – 1 tsp

Red chili powder – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Garam masala – 1 tsp

All purpose flour / Maida –   2 – 3 tbsp

Lemon juice –   1 tbsp

Breadcrumbs – 1 cup or as required


Pressure cook potatoes. Peel and mash them. Set this aside.
beetroots. Keep this aside.
oil in a pan. Allow cumin seeds to crackle. Now add onions, green chilies, and
ginger. Saute well. When onion is soft and changes color, add turmeric powder,
red chili powder, garam masala powder, and salt. Saute for a minute. Now add
grated beetroot and mashed peas. Mix well. Cover the pan with a lid and cook till
it is done. When it is done, beetroot must be reduced in volume. Add all
purpose flour/maida and mix well. Now add coriander leaves and lemon juice. Mix well. Leave the mixture to cool down. When the mixture turns cold, add 
mashed potatoes. Now
roll the mixture into balls and press to flatten it or you can give cutlets any
desired shape. Now roll the cutlets in breadcrumbs and coat it evenly.

Heat a nonstick tawa. Place the cutlets on top of the pan. Drizzle oil on top and sides of cutlets. Now tawa fry on both sides of cutlet. Beetroot
cutlets and ready to be served.
If you
are going for a shallow fried cutlet – First, make an all purpose flour and
water mixture. Mix this well. Now dip your cutlets in this mixture.
Again dip it in breadcrumbs and coat evenly. Proceed to shallow fry.

23 thoughts on “Vegetable cutlet / Pachakari cutlet / Beetroot cutlet – Indian coffee house style cutlet”

  1. Cutlets look so tempting
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  2. Perfectly cooked cutlet.
    Thanks to beetroot, the color of the patty is just out of the world & not like the regular patties.

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