Healthy Snack Time: Beetroot & Paneer Cutlets

Hi again! I have been attempting to watch my waistline once again (well, attempting because I occasionally do give into a samosa- my favourite snack or eating rice- being a South Indian, that's a hard one to skip). Anyway, I found myself in the kitchen scavenging for something that wouldn't add any inches and put together a few ingredients that were available to make a healthy snack. I'd call them sweet 'n' spicy beetroot-paneer cutlets.


  • One beetroot, roughly cut into pieces
  • Two potatoes, roughly cut into pieces
  • One onion chopped
  • 1 tsp mustard sauce
  • 400 gms paneer
  • 1 1/2 tsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper powder
  • 1 tsp red chili powder
  • 1 tsp tomato sauce
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp besan or gram flour
  • 1/2 tsp kasuri methi
  • salt to taste
  • 3-4 tbsp rice flour


  • Steam beetroot and potatoes till they are done.
  • In the mean while, in a large vessel, crumble paneer, add chopped onion, all the spices and gram flour and mix well.
  • Once the cooked beetroot and potatoes cool down, add them to the mixture as well and mix it.
  • Make shapes of small cutlets with the mixture, coat them in rice flour and cook in a shallow pan giving it 5 minutes on each side or till it turns light brown.
  • Serve with yogurt and pudina (mint) chutney.

This can be a meal in itself if rolled into rotis to make rolls.


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