Beetroot Vadai ~ Guest post from Malar's kitchen

Beetroot Vadai ~ Guest post from Malar's kitchen

I am Malar. I am from Madurai in India. Cooking has become my passion in the past few years, especially after marriage. Near mom, I never tend to enter kitchen but now I need to. I started to enjoy cooking and it is a great relaxation. Blogging started just for fun in February 2014, which turned me to be a serious blogger!!! I started learning a lot of tips from co bloggers which is totally exciting. Cooking is an art, I believe. You can find Indian style recipes and some fusion recipes in my blog
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This is one of my favorite vadai. Very rich in protiens, as we use lentils

Beula Pandian Thomas


  1. 1 ⁄ 2 cups Beetroot : grated
  2. 1 ⁄ 2 Onion red onion large :
  3. 1 ⁄ 2 cups Toor dal :
  4. 1 ⁄ 2 cups Channa dal :
  5. 1 teaspoon Fennel seeds :
  6. 1 ⁄ 4 teaspoons Asafoetida :
  7. 1/8 teaspoon Turmeric powder :
  8. 1 teaspoon Salt :
  9. 6 to 7 Red Chili :
  10. Oil : for deep frying


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    Soak Toor dal and Channa dal in water for 1 hour

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    Peel the skin of beetroot and grate it fine

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    Chop onions

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    Drain water and grind these two to a coarse paste without water ( if needed add 1 teaspoon

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    Water) Don’t grind it too smooth

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    Mix fennel seeds, asafoetida, salt, red chili (broken to pieces) and the grated beetroot with the

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    Since beetroot has some water content, when we fry the vadai it will drink up more oil

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    So I prefer to store it in refrigerator for at least 1 hour and then prepare the vadai

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    After 1 hour, take out the vadai batter. Make small round patties and keep aside

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    Heat oil in a pan for frying. Make sure it is in medium hot. It should not be too hot, as well not

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    Yet heated up

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    Just to ensure, make a very small ball from the batter and throw it in the oil, it should come up

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    Immediately. This means oil is ready now for frying

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    Slowly add the patties and fry it. To know when it is done, the sound of oil should come down

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    Remove from heat and place it in paper towel to soak up extra oil. Then serve it

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    Hope you liked my post dear friends

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    Once again Thanks Beula for the opportunity

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