Friday, March 9, 2012

BEETROOT VADAI RECIPE – BEETROOT VADA

I always love this vadas and i still remember when I was in my college , in one of my friend’s place her mom used to make this and we all will feast on the beetroot vadais.Normally these will be made in bite size tiny roundels.

beet root vadai

INGREDIENTS:( MAKES 20- 25 MINI VADAS)

CHANNA DAL 1/2 CUP
TOOR DAL 1/2 CUP
FENNEL SEEDS(SOMBU) 1/2 TSP
RED CHILLI 4-5 NO
FINELY GRATED BEETROOT 1 CUP
FINELY CHOPPED ONION 2 NO.
ASAFOETIDA 1/4 TSP
SALT TO TASTE
CURRY LEAVES FEW
OIL FOR DEEP FRYING.
BEETROOT VADAI
  • Soak both the dals for 2 hours along with red chili.
  • Grind along with fennel seeds(sombu), curry leaves and asafoetida.
  • Do not add water while grinding the dals. Just sprinkle a tsp of water if you need.
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  • Grind this into a coarse paste in small batches.
  • Mix nicely for even mixing of spices.
  • Add the grated beetroot, chopped onions and salt just before making vadais.
  • Heat oil in a kadai.
  • Flatten a small portion of the vada batter and carefully drop it in oil.
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  • Always fry keeping the flame in medium.
  • Repeat this for rest of the batter. Take out them when the oil sound subsides.
  • Drain in a kitchen towel .

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  • Enjoy hot vadais with a cup of coffee or tea.

beet root vadai

Note:

  1. Few tblsp of grated coconut can be added while grinding the dal.
  2. Always grind the dal in small batches and you can replace beetroot with vazhaipoo also.
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37 comments:

  1. Nice way to sneek in vegetables into kids. Healthy looking vadai. Nice recipe. YUM!

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  2. I have never had beetroot vadais... i first saw it in Sharmi's blog few weeks back. Looks really crunchy and nice.

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    1. hi lavanya, how r u and kids? Sharmi posted pakodas with beetroot

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  3. This is chettinad special...and my friend has in her menu every week :) i love it :)

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  4. Healthy vadai. Never tried beetroot in vadai. Awesome.

    Hamsamalini Chandrasekaran,
    http://indianyummykitchen.blogspot.com

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  5. Healthy vada and easy to make kids to have beetroot.

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  6. Wow crispy and perfect vadas..nice idea of making vadai with beetroot

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  7. nice n colorful vadas..looks delicious

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  8. Love the color.. nice recipe..

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  9. Very healthy and colorful vadas. Looks delicious.

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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  10. Vadai supera irukku Jeyashri, and very colorful too..

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    1. This looks delicious..Totally YUMMY

      Aarthi
      http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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  11. Wow..Crispy and colorful vadais..yummy to munch.

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  12. lovely way to eat beetroot! super recipe!

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  13. Oh craving for the whole lot now. Crispy and yummy

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  14. Lovely recipe, lovely combo of ingredients..yum!

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  15. That's an interesting twist to the routine vada...looks yum.....

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  16. I love making beetroot patty never made vada though. This sounds like a delicious snack for tea time.

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  17. This is my Husband fav one... I make them too. But now its been looooooooong time I did not make it. Way too tempted seeing your picts Jeyashri...

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  18. loved the addition of beetroot in vadas,easy to sneak veggie for kids..Hot n crisp vadas,its tea time here..I would like to grab those!!

    Cook in any recipe with "Cilantro /Cumin & Just link in EP Series-Cilantro /Cumin Event

    Erivum Puliyum

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  19. this is making me to def try it .. wonderful way to use this neglected beetroot..

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  20. Tempting and crispy! Love the addition of beetroot in them!

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  21. Beetroot in vadas, looks very good...must've tasted yum

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  22. wow...yummy n crunchy vadas dear

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  23. hi
    it looks yummy
    thanks a lot for putting recipes of nombu...iam happy to see n make it...

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  24. adding beetroot gives sweet taste and surely kids will like it..even we too!nice click as usual!

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  25. Sooooo crispy and delicious.

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  26. First time seeing beetroot vadais. Looks so crunchy and tasty as well..yumm yumm!

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  27. Healthy delicious vadai jeya :)

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  28. Healthy vadas to munch around with a cup of tea. Crispy n so inviting.

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  29. Such a healthy twist to the parippu vadas..The beetroot have added a lovely color! Yummy!

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  30. lovely color to the vadas! Kids will love it I guess... Got to try this...

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  31. vada looks wonderful deliciously done

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  32. Crispy and colourful vadas

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  33. after grating beet roots should we squeze out the water and add it to the dal mixture.?I we r adding just after grating it will the vadai become soggy
    and absorb lot of oil

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    1. SINCE WE ARE ADDING just before making vadais, no need to squeeze out the water. Just like adding onions add beetroot. will not absorb oil

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