Friday, April 16, 2010

Tried and Tasted - Malar's Beetroot Vadai

If there is one vegetable that I can eat raw,baked , cooked whatever it would be beetroot.I was not fond of this vegetable until my mom told me beetroot makes lips rosy.(Its true I have told the same to my cute little niece that she is become crazy over this veggie). I have tried everything that is possible with beetroot but this vadai.

I was so tempted to make masala vadai after drooling over Sathya's masala vada and at the same time wanted to make use of expiring beetroot in some ways.Then again I searched in google reader for beetroot and came across this fantastic beetroot vadai in malar's blog. I am so happy that after my series of flops in trying it out new recipes this one has come out strikingly well. Thanks to malar and Sathya.

I have  made a very few modifications according to my taste.



Ingredients :

Channa Dhal - 1 cup
Onion - chopped 1 no.
Beetroot - large grated 1 no.
Green chillies - 4 medium
Fennel seeds - 2 tsp.
Coriander leaves - few
Curry leaves - few
Rice Flour - 3 tsp.
Salt to taste.
Oil to deep fry



Method :

1. Soak channa dhal for about an hour or so.Then completely drain the water and spread it in a towel and let it dry for few minutes.
2. Keep aside a fistful of channa dhal and grind the remaining with fennel seeds coarsely without adding water.If needed can sprinkle a little.But make sure it is not very moist.
3. Then throw in chopped onions,fistful of channa dhal, coriander leaves, curry leaves, chopped green chillies and mix all like a dough.
4. You can add rice flour for the crispier ones.I would suggest you to add rice flour at the last if the mix has become little watery. Otherwise not needed.( I cudnt wait for the channa dhal to drain out water completely and it becomes watery so had added rice flour to get the consistency)
5. Then make small gooseberyy size round balls and flatten it placing it between your palms. This way it comes little bulging at the middle .
6. Fry it in oil in medium flame . Thats all yummy beetroot vadai is ready. If you are health conscious you can as well bake it.The result was just awesome.

22 comments:

Geetha Achal said...

மிகவும் சூப்பராக இருக்கின்றது வடை...சூப்பர்ப் கிரிஸ்பியாக அருமையாக இருக்கின்றது...

Sushma Mallya said...

Something different and very nice...looks crispy

SathyaSridhar said...

Pavi,,vadai looks great dear soo colourful n perfect rombha nalla irukku paa...enaku echil ooruthu..

MaryMoh said...

Mmm....looks healthy and delicious with beet root.

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

பீட்ரூட் வடை சூப்பராயிருக்கு.அப்படியே எடுத்து சாப்பிடனும் போல் இருக்கு!!

Akal's Saappadu said...

Pavithra,
your beetrood vadais look excellent !!! hope your lips became rosy now, hahaha

Both Sathya's and Malar's recipes are fake-free and authentic;

I admire both for their wonderful culinary skills so, no wonder it came out perfect!!! your vadais look crispy and lovely!!!

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Mouthwatering Vadai..Love the last picture..Yum!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Vadai with beetroot that sounds new to me...looks yum!

SS said...

Nice going Pavithra.. your vadas look scrumptious!

Swathi said...

Pavithra,

Beetroot vadai looks really good.

Panchpakwan said...

First time her..Very nice space.
These vadas looks so inviting and yummi..

Gald to follow you..

Srimathi said...

Pavithra, The vadai's look yum, but I don't like beetroot what do I do? but I am sure it would taste just as good without the beets. what do you think?

Yummy Team said...

Interesting recipe!! Vadas look so crunchy and yummy..

Uma said...

looks absolutely delicious and healthy.

Life is beautiful!!! said...

Hope your lips turned rose enough :) Looks delicious :)

Leena said...

Fabulous vada's Pavi....mouth watering!!

Fathima said...

that is a yummy vada...great use of beetroot....you have a cute space here... following u...

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Pavithra

The Vadais look so crispy and colourful. Using of Beetroot did the trick Great Pics.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Ms.Chitchat said...

Very crispy and crunchy beet vadai. Loved those.

Kiran said...

Very yummy and colorful beet vadai.

Katy ~ said...

May all your days be rosy, my friend. These look delectable.

Sashi said...

Crispy tempting vadai !! reminded me time to make this at home !!