Banjaara’s Kitchen – Cheesy Beetroot Patties with Green Mint Chutney

have tried this. it is indeed divine, giving great satisfaction to a snack craving.

The Pagal Banjaara

This is a perfect recipe for a quick evening snack! The ingredients may not make most people salivate immediately, but once the dish is ready it tastes unexpectedly divine. Let the banjaara within you sink into your favourite couch and bite into these crunchy cheesy patties, after a grueling, long day at work (or of course, on a blissful lazy Sunday).

Ingredients (For Patties):

  • 1 Beetroot (grated)
  • 2 medium Potatoes (boiled and peeled)
  • 1 cup Semolina
  • 2 cups grated Cheddar cheese (choose a variety you like)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green chilli (do feel free to add more if you like your meals spicy)
  • Oil to roast patties
  • Salt to taste

(For Mint Chutney):

  • 150 g coriander leaves
  • 50 g mint leaves
  • 2 green chilli
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 3 peanuts
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 200 g whisked curd
  • Salt to taste



  1. In a large plate mash the boiled potatoes.

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Ageing Isn’t Absolute

An interesting take on ageing….an anti-ageing solution. I like it!!

The Pagal Banjaara

Ageing as a concept or topic of discussion is usually accompanied by rye undertones of sadness and degeneration. It is something we want to avoid, and those few who advocate embracing ageing often do so because they have surrendered to the inevitable role time plays on our bodies and minds. I have yet to meet a single person who really understands all that comes along with ageing, and yet looks forward to it. Accepting an eventuality happily and actually looking forward to it are two different things, two very different perspectives to look at the same outcome.


Of course it isn’t unfathomable why ageing isn’t something we look forward to. It means we’re a step closer to dying, and until we look forward to dying, we won’t look forward to ageing. Seems sane enough, after all. If you look forward to dying then you’re a masochist in society’s eyes. At…

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