Beetroot vadai

Beetroot vadai, a south Indian fritter was introduced to me by my sister-in-law, Uma. Frankly, i have never heard of this recipe before. My husband loves this vadai. Back in his school days, My athai used to pack beetroot vadas in his lunch box, all of which would disappear within seconds of opening his lunch box.

  • Beetroot 1 medium size shredded
  • chana dal 1/2cup
  • toor dal 1/2cup
  • Red chillies 6
  • fennel seeds 1tsp
  • cumin seeds 1tsp
  • asafoetida a pinch
  • curry leaves few
  • coriander leaves few
  • turmeric powder 1/2tsp
  • shredded coconut 2tbsp
  • chopped onion 1 medium size
  • salt to taste
  • canola/sunflower oil 250ml

  • Soak toor dal, chana dal, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, red chillies in water for about an hour.
  • Drain the water and grind this into a thick coarse batter. sprinkle some water to grind it
  • Now, add shredded beetroot, asafoetida, turmeric powder, coriander leaves, curry leaves, shredded coconut, onions, and salt to the ground batter and mix it well.
  • Heat oil in a kadai. Meanwhile, take a small portion of the batter and make flat round shapes of this dumpling using your palm. Deep fry this in oil. Keep turning the vadas both the sides so that it gets cooked well. Yummy beetroot vadai is ready. serve it with some love :)


  1. Hi Shalini,

    I have tried beans vadai///Beetroot is new to me but i guess the same procedure..have come out well...:)


  2. Very interesting...have never used beetroot this way...looks yum as well

  3. Crispy beetroot vadais makes me drool, feel like picking some rite now..

  4. Beetroot cutlet looks yummy and deliciosa...Also Bombay toast looks adorable......

  5. Looks perfect, I bet it tastes yummy!

  6. interesting way to use beetroot....

  7. Thank you everyone for your priceless comments :)

  8. Delicious ,healthy n very innovative..good one!

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