Whenever I buy beetroot I make beetroot vadai and beetroot kola only. My son does not like other dishes in beetroot.
- Beetroot – 200 gms
- Channa dal – ¾ cup
- Tuvar dal – ¼ cup
- Red chilli – 8
- Fennel seed – 1 tsp
- Salt – to taste
- Onion – 1
- Oil – to fry
Clean both dal and soak it for about 30 minutes. Grind channa dal, tuvar dal, red chilli, fennel seed and salt in a mixie coarsely (Don’t add water, beetroot have more water content). Chop onion finely. Peel beetroot and grate finely. Mix ground dal, grated beetroot and onion in a bowl and mix it well. Make small vadas in this dough. Heat oil in a frying pan and fry the vadas. Fry both the sides well. Serve hot with rice.
Don’t add water while grinding or else you cannot make vada.
You can add finely chopped coriander also.
If you want vada more spicy, you can add 2 flakes of garlic and ½ inch ginger while grinding.