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Beetroot vadai recipe – beetroot vada

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BEETROOT VADAI RECIPE
Masala vada with beetroots. I have first tasted beetroot vada in my friend’s house in during my school days. It is similar to our Masala paruppu vadai with the addition of grated beetroots. Even if you are not a fan of beetroots, you will love this beetroot vada for sure.
Check out the Vazhaipoo vada recipe too.
 I have updated the step by step pictures of the beetroot vada recipe.

beet root vadai

Beetroot vada recipe

  Preparation Time : 10 mins + soaking time 1 hr | Cooking Time : 20 Mins |Serves: 20 vadas approx

     Channa dal  1/2 cup
     Toor dal  1/2 cup
     Fennel seeds| sombu  1 tsp
     Red chili  3-4
     Beetroot  1 cup (grated)
     Onion   2
     Salt  as needed
     Curry leaves  to taste
     Oil  for deep frying  
     
     

BEETROOT VADAI

Method with step wise pictures:

  • Soak both the dals for atleast  1hour along with red chili.
  • Grind along with fennel seeds(sombu)and red chili into a coarse paste.
  • Do not add water while grinding the dals. Just sprinkle a tsp of water if you need.
  • Mix nicely for even mixing of spices.
  • Add the grated beetroot, chopped onions and salt just before making vadais.
  • Mix well.
  • Heat oil in a pan.
  • Take  lemon sized portion of the dough.
  • Flatten a small portion of the vada batter and flatten it.
  • Carefully drop into oil.
  • 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.
  • 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 if making in bulk.
  3. If you are making in bulk, add the beetroot and onions for small portions, else it will ooze out water.

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38 comments

Spice up the Curry March 9, 2012 - 2:43 pm

vada looks great. lovely recipe.
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Sukanya Ramkumar March 9, 2012 - 2:47 pm

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

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Laavanya March 9, 2012 - 2:54 pm

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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admin March 9, 2012 - 2:57 pm

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

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Ramya Bala March 9, 2012 - 2:58 pm

This is chettinad special…and my friend has in her menu every week 🙂 i love it 🙂

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Women World March 9, 2012 - 3:11 pm

Healthy vadai. Never tried beetroot in vadai. Awesome.

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Sudha Sabarish March 9, 2012 - 3:12 pm

Healthy vada and easy to make kids to have beetroot.

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Sharmilee! :) March 9, 2012 - 3:14 pm

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

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Prathibha March 9, 2012 - 3:20 pm

nice n colorful vadas..looks delicious

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Chitra March 9, 2012 - 3:23 pm

Love the color.. nice recipe..

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Hamaree Rasoi March 9, 2012 - 3:25 pm

Very healthy and colorful vadas. Looks delicious.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

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Hema March 9, 2012 - 3:29 pm

Vadai supera irukku Jeyashri, and very colorful too..

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Aarthi March 9, 2012 - 3:45 pm

This looks delicious..Totally YUMMY

Aarthi
http://www.yummytummyaarthi.com/

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Priya dharshini March 9, 2012 - 4:53 pm

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

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Farah March 9, 2012 - 5:09 pm

lovely way to eat beetroot! super recipe!

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Vimitha Anand March 9, 2012 - 5:20 pm

Oh craving for the whole lot now. Crispy and yummy

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Sushma Mallya March 9, 2012 - 7:10 pm

Lovely recipe, lovely combo of ingredients..yum!

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Kitchen Flavours March 9, 2012 - 7:22 pm

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

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Anonymous March 9, 2012 - 8:26 pm

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

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Pavithra Elangovan March 9, 2012 - 9:34 pm

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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Julie March 9, 2012 - 9:38 pm

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!!

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Kalpana Sareesh March 10, 2012 - 4:53 am

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

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Treatntrick treatntrick March 10, 2012 - 9:40 am

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

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Kaveri March 10, 2012 - 10:35 am

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

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faseela March 10, 2012 - 10:55 am

wow…yummy n crunchy vadas dear

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RENU March 10, 2012 - 11:13 am

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

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Rekha shoban March 10, 2012 - 12:17 pm

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

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Tina March 10, 2012 - 12:26 pm

Sooooo crispy and delicious.

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♥LOVE2COOK MALAYSIA♥ March 10, 2012 - 12:34 pm

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

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Aruna Manikandan March 10, 2012 - 2:16 pm

Healthy delicious vadai jeya 🙂

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San March 10, 2012 - 4:58 pm

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

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Ramya March 10, 2012 - 11:38 pm

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

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Home Cooked Oriya Food March 11, 2012 - 2:11 am

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

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Torviewtoronto March 11, 2012 - 2:57 am

vada looks wonderful deliciously done

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Shanthi March 13, 2012 - 11:11 am

Crispy and colourful vadas

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Meenal Ramanathan December 4, 2012 - 12:46 pm

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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admin December 4, 2012 - 3:01 pm

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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anusha December 15, 2018 - 9:41 am

Tried this today and we all loved it. Thank you for the amazing recipe.

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