Red Beet Cutlets/Burger

[Red Beet Cutlets (a signature dish at Annapoorna) are the same as Burgers that everyone is familiar with. Back in India we make cutlets out of potatoes, raw green bananas, black chick peas and a host of other types of cutlets! Today’s is not only our family favorite but is the favorite of many of our friends. Loaded with vegetables it makes the perfect burger pattie!]


1 Cup Beetroot, finely grated
1 Cup Carrots, finely grated
1 Cup Green Cabbage, thin slivers
1 Cup Red Cabbage, thin slivers
1 Cup Green Beans, finely chopped (like French style green beans or smaller)
1 Cup Peas, chopped
1 Cup Raw Potato, grated
1 Cup Zucchini, finely grated
1/2 Cup Potatoes, cooked, mashed
1/4 Cup rolled oats (more or less as required)
1/4 Cup Jalapenos, finely chopped
2 teaspoon  green chilies, finely chopped
1/4 Cup Cilantro, finely chopped
1 TABLESPOON  Ginger, finely chopped (add more to taste)

1 TABLESPOON  Chat Masala (from the Indian grocery store)
1 TEASPOON  Amchoor (from the Indian grocery store)
Alternately add spices and seasonings to your taste and choice:
Some choices are 1/4 tsp black pepper powder, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes or any combination of these spices.

Salt to taste (optional)


  1. Mix all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl until well combined.
  2. Take about ½ cup of the cutlet mixture and shape into burgers.
  3. Dip both sides in bread crumbs or panko bread crumbs or
    Corn Flake crumbs or Gluten Free Bread crumbs for Gluten free version.
  4. Arrange on a Silicone mat placed on a baking tray.
  5. Bake or air fry at 400 F for 10-15 mins on each side
  6. Serve with ketchup or any dip of your liking!
    Alternately, serve it over a bed of Chole (curried chickpeas)!
    Or as a burger pattie with all the fixings, with or without a bun.

NOTE: Variations – add any other vegetable of your choice. Vary Vegetables, Vary spices and flavorings – adapt it to your taste!

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