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Beetroot Tikki | How to make beetroot cutlet

This is a tasty and easy recipe to make beetroot tikki or cutlet. These are quite tasty and look pretty too. Air fry or shallow fry they are delicious.
Course Snack
Cuisine Indian
Keyword beetroot cutlet, beetroot tikki
recipe beetroot tikki
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 tikkis
Calories 106kcal



  • 2 potatoes boiled and grated
  • 1 cup beetroot boiled and grated
  • ½ cup carrot boiled and grated
  • 1 tsp. green chilli minced
  • 2 tbsp. ginger garlic finely minced
  • 1 tsp. chaat masala
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala powder
  • ½ cup oats powdered
  • 1 tsp. coriander powder
  • 4 tbsp. bread crumbs optional
  • 2 tbsp. oil optional
  • ½ cup soy granules or chunks or use mashed paneer (cottage cheese)
  • Salt to taste


  • Grate boiled beetroot and carrot and keep aside. Squeeze them well to remove any water. Peel and grate potatoes and keep aside. Boil soy granules in hot water for about 10 minutes or till they are soft. Squeeze out the water and keep aside.
  • In a kadhai or pan, mix together grated beetroot and carrot with cilantro leaves, ginger garlic and minced chillies.
  • Now add mashed or grated potatoes, powdered oats along with garam masala and coriander powder. Mix well. Add squeezed soy granules and mix.
  • Add breadcrumbs, salt and chaat masala. Mix well and form patties

For shallow frying

  • Now shallow fry the patties on each side till they get a nice golden coating.

For Air frying

  • Preheat Air fryer for 4 minutes at 390 F or 200 C. Put in the tikkis on a parchment paper or on the basket and air fryer for about 8-10 minutes. Turn the tikkis once in the middle. If you want a golden brown colour, then lightly brush with oil else you can make these oil free too.


You can add herbs like parsley, basil or mint as per taste.
If you can't find soya granules, you can use soya chunks that you easily find in Indian stores. Boil them in hot water, squeeze them and then blend them and use.
You can also skip soy granules and use mashed paneer (cottage cheese) in its place.
You can also add boiled spinach to the mix if you like.
Make sure you nicely spice these tikkis or they will taste bland.
You can also use powdered nuts like peanuts or almonds if you like.
In place of bread crumbs, you could use rice flour or semolina. These are used for binding the tikkis.
Make sure that your beetroot and carrot are dry else your tikkis will be very moist and will not hold their shape well.
This is a delicious and healthy snack that is perfect for lunchbox too.


Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 919IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg