How to make Beetroot Vade -

Beetroot gives these vade both colour and nutrients

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Beetroot (चुकन्दर ), Onions (प्याज़ )

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Snacks and Starters

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Beetroot Vade

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History of Indian cuisine dates back to nearly 5,000-years ago when various groups and cultures interacted with India that led to a diversity of flavours and regional cuisines.
Indian cuisine comprises of a number of regional cuisines.  The diversity in soil type, climate, culture, ethnic group and occupations, these cuisines differ from each other mainly due to the use of locally available spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits. Indian food is also influenced by religious and cultural choices and traditions. 
Foreign invasions, trade relations and colonialism had introduced certain foods to the country like potato, chillies and breadfruit.    

Prep Time : 3.30-4 hour

Cook time : 31-40 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Beetroot Vade Recipe

  • Beetroot boiled and peeled 1 large

  • Onions 2 medium

  • Split Bengal gram (chana dal) soaked for 4 hours and drained 1 cup

  • Ginger peeled and sliced 1 inch

  • Garlic cloves 4-5

  • Dried red chillies broken 2

  • Fennel seeds (saunf) 1 teaspoon

  • Curry leaves 10-12

  • Salt to taste

  • Rice flour 2 tablespoon

  • Oil for deep-frying


Step 1

Grate beetroot into a bowl. Roughly chop onions.

Step 2

Grind Bengal gram, ginger, garlic, dried chillies, fennel seeds, curry leaves, salt and 2 tbsps water to a coarse mixture.

Step 3

Add the ground mixture to the beetroot. Add onions and rice flour and mix well.

Step 4

Heat sufficient oil in a kadai.

Step 5

Dampen palms with water, divide the beetroot mixture into equal portions and pat them with finger tips into round vadas.

Step 6

Deep-fry vadas in hot oil till brown and crisp on both sides. Drain on absorbent paper.

Step 7

Transfer the vadas on a serving plate and serve hot.

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