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Beet, Potato and Pea Vegetable Patties

Beet, Potato and Pea Vegetable Patties are inspired by a popular snack served on the Indian Railways. Also known as vegetable cutlets, this version makes for a great snack option for children and adults alike!
Course Side Dish, Snack, Starter
Cuisine Indian
Keyword vegetable cutlets, Veggie patties
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Author Shinta


  • 1 medium sized beetroot boiled, cooled and peeled
  • 2 large potatoes boiled, cooled and peeled
  • 1/2 red onion finely diced1 tsp garam masala (see notes on preparation)
  • 1 tsp dried ginger powder
  • 1 tsp chaat masala see notes
  • 1 tsp paprika powder or freshly ground black pepper adjust this according to your spice tolerance
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup of peas I use frozen peas


  • Using a potato masher, mash together the potato and beetroot
  • To the mashed vegetables, add in the finely diced red onion, all the spices, bread crumbs and salt
  • Using your hands, mix this well, untill the mixture is well combined, and can be easily shaped into patties
  • Add in the peas to the mixture and gently mix the peas into the mixture
  • Shape patties out of the mixture. I like to do this by wetting the palms of my hand before shaping the patties
  • You could freeze the patties for later, once shaped or fry them in a pan with a little vegetable oil
  • For a healthier, oil-free version, pop the patties into the oven and grill them at 180 C for 15 minutes, flipping them over midway.
  • Serve with ketchup or dip of your choice


A word on the spices used: I make my own garam masala mix, which is a ground blend of dry-roasted cloves, cardamom, fennel, cinnamon and mace. Garam masala is also available in Indian stores and most ethnic stores as are dried ginger powder and chaat masala.