I am an absolute fan of beetroot!
Apart from its amazing nutritional value, what makes it special is the beautiful, natural colour it renders. I love using them in my cooking and trying them as the main ingredient in both sweet as well as savoury recipes.

I made these beetroot amla cutlets / tikkis as an after school snack for my kids. They ate shallow fried in the pan at minimal oil.


Preparation Time: 15 mins   
Cooking Time: 15 mins    


5 to 6 amlas (Indian gooseberries), grated
1 cup boiled and mashed beetroot
3 potatoes, boiled, peeled and mashed
1 tbsp oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2Tbsp oats
salt to taste
1/4 tbsp red chilli powder
1/4 tbsp garam masala
1 tbsp lemon juice


  1. Heat the oil in a broad pan and add the onion and sauté till lightly browned.
  2. Add the beetroot and salt, mix well and saute for more 4 minutes or till the mixture becomes dry.PicsArt_12-06-10.28.18.jpg
  3. Add the chilli powder and lemon juice and mix well.
  4. Add the potatoes, amla & oats mix well and refrigerate for 1/2 hour.
  5. Divide the mixture into equal portions and make small flat tikkis of each.PicsArt_12-06-10.29.36.jpg
  6. Heat the oil in a pan and cook each tikki using little oil till they become crisp and
  7. golden brown from both the sides.
  8. Serve hot.

Here’s a short video for this recipe …



  • You may add other veggies too.

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