BEETROOT VADAI RECIPE – BEETROOT VADA

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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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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