Sunday, June 10, 2012

Beetroot Vadai

"Beetroot Vadai is a famous starter from the Chettinad kitchen.

Most of the kids don't eat this vegetable, if it is in the form of any dry curries. So as cute vadais, it is one of the interesting ways to make the kids to eat this sweet veggie.

Grated Beetroot - 200 gms
Finely Chopped Garlic - 2 or 3
Bengal Gram - 150 gms
Toor Dhal - 100 gms
Bengal Gram Flour - 3 tsp
Chopped Onions - 1
Chopped Curry Leaves - few
Oil - to fry

To Grind
Soaked Dhals - 250 gms
Fennel Seeds - 1 teaspoon
Dry Red Chillies - 6
Salt - to taste


Soak Bengal Gram and Toor Dhal in water for one hour.

In a Mixer along with the soaked dhals, add the items given in "To Grind" and grind it to a very coarse paste.

To the coarsely grinded paste, add the grated beetroot, chopped onions, curry leaves, finely chopped garlic and Bengal gram flour.

Heat Oil in a kadai and wait till it gets hot.

Reduce the flame to medium and fry the vadais in batches.

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