Vegetable Chops

Vegetable Chops, crispy deep fried croquettes made of mixed vegetables and spices.I made the recipe from Sandeepa’s blog  used a variety of vegetables and totally love these chops.They made a perfect appetizer or tea time snack.When it comes to writing the intro for a post I am always lost.I am not at all good in all this writing stuff.For this post I was totally out of words and couldn’t write more.

Chops or croquettes are Bengali all time favorite snacks and they love to make chops from all non veg and veg ingredients like Fish chops,Eggplant chops,Potato chops etc.We had a great time enjoying them for our evening snack.

Blogging Marathon#63 Day 22
Cuisine-Bengali
Dish-Vegetable Chops
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Ingredients:

For Bhaja Masala
2-3 cardamoms
2 bay leaves
4-5 cloves
1 cinnamon stick
3-4 red chilli
3-4 peppercorns
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
1 teaspoon fennel seeds

For chops
3 cups mixed vegetables,chopped(I used carrot,potato,beans,broccoli,peas,capsicum)
2 green chilliees,chopped
1 teaspoon ginger,grated
salt to taste
1 teaspoon chilli powder
1 teaspoon sugar
2 teaspoon bhaja masala
1 tablespoon oil
few coriander leaves,chopped

Other ingredients:
1/2 cup besan/all purpose flour
1/4 cup water
1 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup peanuts,roasted
oil for frying

Method:
Dry roast the spices for bhaja masala. Cool and grind in coffee grinder to make a fine powder.
Store in air tight container.

In a pan add enough water and cook the vegetables.Drain the excess water and mash the veggies with vegetable masher.
Heat oil in a pan add ginger and green chilli. Saute and add mashed vegetables.Stir and add bhaja masala,salt,sugar and chilli powder.Add in roasted peanuts and chopped coriander leaves.

In a bowl add besan/all purpose flour and water.Whisk and make a paste.Place bread crumbs in a plate.

Now make small round balls from the vegetable mixture.Shape them oval or oblong.Dip each chop in flour mixture and coat them in bread crumbs.

Heat oil in a wok or pan.Deep fry the chops until golden and crispy.Drain on paper towel.
Serve hot with chutney,ketchup or tea.

Enjoy!!

Serve -6 Cooking time-35 minutes

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Sapana Behl

12 comments on “Vegetable Chops”

  1. Srivalli says:

    Amazing pictures and totally drool worthy!..

  2. Usha says:

    Vegetables have come out beautifully and beautifully presented plate of chops.

  3. Fantastic chops, they are tempting me even after a dinner..simply amazing.

  4. How tempting and crispy they are, vegetable chops looks simply out of the world Sapana.

  5. yummy way to sneak in vegetables for kids. Love it. Bookmarking it sapana

  6. Don't worry. Your amazing pictures talk on behalf of you. That's an inviting platter of chops.

  7. Pavani N says:

    Oh my those veggie chops look just perfect — crispy outside and soft inside. Soooo yummy!!

  8. Wow, Sapana, I am hungry now looking at those beautiful chops..

  9. Drool worthy pictures and I am sure they are very addictive.

  10. Yummy looking chops Sapana. They are crispy on the outside and soft inside.. Yumm.

  11. Your veggie chops look so inviting. Superb choice for V!

  12. The chops are so inviting. Live the masala.

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