Here comes one of the authentic delicious beetroot vada recipe that makes a perfect evening snack. Once you've tasted this popular snack of chettinad cuisine, you'll love the flavor of beet in crunchy delicious vada. This deep fried lentil fritters makes a super addictive after school snack for kids with its attractive color & taste. Check out this video that takes you through the simple process of preparing beetroot vada.
Calorie Count - 220 calories
Preparation Time - 30 Minutes
Cooking Time - 20 Minutes
Yield - 15 to 20 servings
Grated beetroot - 1 cup
Gram dal / kadala paruppu - 1 cup
Toor dal - 1/4 cup
Sliced onion - 1/4 cup
Red chilli - 2
Grated ginger - 1 tsp
Saunf pwd - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Oil to deep fry
Wash and peel off the skin of beetroot.
Grate to fine shreds.
Wash and soak gram dal (kadala paruppu) and toor dal separately in water for 1 hour.
Add the dal to blender.
Add salt, saunf pwd, grated ginger, red chilli and grind to coarse mixture. Take care not to add water while grinding.
Transfer the mixture to mixing bowl.
Add chopped onion, grated beetroot, curry leaves, coriander leaves, rice flour and mix well.
Make small balls out of it and pat it flat to vada shape.
Heat oil in fry pan or kadai.
Drop the vadas carefully one at a time.
Take care not to overcrowd the oil.
Deep fry the vadas in medium flame.
Once the vadas turn crispy on both sides, drain from oil in kitchen tissue.
Repeat the same for the remaining batter.
Colorful, healthy delicious beetroot vadas are ready in no time.
Enjoy hot with garma garam coffee/tea.