Beetroot Vada / Beetroot Fritters

Recipe for Beetroot Vada / Beetroot Fritters /Beets Vada


Beetroot : 1 big (grated)
Channa dal /Kadalaparippu : 1/2 cup
Pigeon pea /Thoor dal  : 1/2 cup
Fennel seeds  :1 tsp
Dried red chilly : 4 nos
Onion : 2 medium (finely chopped)
Grated coconut  : 2 tbsp
Green chilly : 1 no
Asafoetida  : a pinch
Curry leaves : 1 sprig (chopped)
Cilantro /Coriander leaves : 1 sprig (chopped)
Oil for frying
Salt to taste

Method of Preparation:

1. Peel the skin and grate beetroot.
2. Soak the channa dal, thoor dal for 20-30 minutes and drain the water completely.
3. Grind the dals with dried red chilly, green chillies and fennel seeds coarsely.
4. Mix the grated beetroot, chopped onion, grated coconut, salt, asafoetida, curry leaves and corainder leaves to the grounded dal and combine well.
5. Heat oil in frying pan, When the oil becomes hot, reduce the flame to medium.
6.  Make a small from the dough; flatten using your hands and put into the oil one by one, after 2 minutes go on turning the vada’s both sides and fry till its crispy...Serve hot and enjoy!!

The flame should always be medium, if it is too low then it will observe oil and if very hot then vada will not cook properly inside & will get burnt.

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Happy Cooking!


  1. Amudha7:33 PM

    Hello Kothiyavunu, Thanks for this recipe.Nice idea, my kids really loved it..normally my kids don't like to eat beetroot, but today they enjoyed eating this. You have a wonderful collection of recipes.. Love the vadai,next time i will try the same with carrot.

  2. Amudha..Thx for the sweet words.I am glad u kids loved it.Cheers!!


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