Vegetable Chop

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Vegetable Chops are totally a party pleasing starter. Using beets is a good option , if you want a red hue laced chop.

 

Ingredients

makes about 10 medium ones

1 tablespoon oil

3/4 th teaspoon hing/asafoetida

2 green chillies  + 1 inch ginger (minced)

1 cup french beans , finely chopped

3 medium carrots , finely chopped

2 teaspoons coriander powder

2 teaspoons cumin/jeera powder

1 teaspoon garam masala

1-2 teaspoons red chilli powder (depending on how spicy you like)

8 medium potatoes, boiled and mashed

Juice of 1/2 lemon

Salt to taste

For Slurry

4 tablespoons cornstarch/cornflour

1 teaspoon salt

Water to make a thin paste

8 bread slices (make bread crumbs)

Oil for deep frying

 

 

Method

  • to make the filling , in a pan add a tablespoon of oil.
  • when it’s hot , add ginger and green chilli minced.
  • fry until the colour changes.
  • add beans and sauté for a minute.
  • add carrots and a teaspoon of salt and fry for a minute.
  • the salt helps to ooze water from the vegetables and cooks evenly without needing extra oil.
  • after the veggies are cooked for 3-4 minutes, add red chilli powder, cumin , coriander and Garam Masala powder.
  • mix it all together and set aside to cool completely.
  • meanwhile, peel and mash the potatoes.
  • add the cooked vegetable mix , lemon juice and extra salt if necessary.
  • mix it all well .
  • for the slurry, in a bowl add cornflour , salt and water to make a thin paste.
  • for the breadcrumbs, tear 8-10 slices of bread and add it to a blender.
  • pulse it to make breadcrumbs.
  • transfer onto a plate.
  • meanwhile, make the chops by pulling a portion of the potato mixture.
  • roll into a ball and shape it like a log .
  • dunk the log in the cornflour paste and remove.Hold for a second so that the extra slurry can drain off.
  • roll the log on the breadcrumbs, ensuring that it is well coated.
  • drop it again in the cornflour slurry and coat it well.
  • drain the excess and roll it in the breadcrumbs really well.
  • doing this step 2 times , ensures that the chop is very crispy.
  • repeat the same for all the chops.
  • at this stage , if you do not wish to fry immediately , you can store them in an airtight container and freeze it.
  • if you wish to fry immediately, refrigerate for 15 mins , until the oil heats up.
  • keep the oil for heating on medium high.
  • when the oil is really hot , then drop a few of them and fry until golden brown.
  • the chops need to be fried only in medium hot oil.
  • when it’s done remove on an absorbent paper and enjoy right away with some chutney or ketchup.

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Heap of Spice

daughter, daughter in law , wife, mother of two, sister ,aunt , homemaker 😃

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