Beetroot Parippu Vada


1 beetroot ( 1 cup grated)
1 cup chana dal / kadalaparippu
1/4 cup toor dal / thuvaraparippu
2 dry red chillies
2-3 tbsp finely chopped onion
1 green chilli, finely chopped
1 tsp ginger, finely chopped
1 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped
1 sprig curry leaves, chopped
1/2 tsp fennel seeds
salt to taste
oil for frying


  1. Wash and soak chana dal and toor dal separately in water for 1 hour.
  2. Wash and peel off the skin of beetroot and then finely grate it and keep it aside.
  3. Soak dry red chillies in little water for 10 minutes.
  4. In a blender, add the drained dal, dry red chillies and fennel seeds and grind to a coarse mixture without adding water.
  5. Transfer this to a bowl and add grated beetroot, chopped onion, ginger, green chilli, curry leaves, coriander leaves and salt and mix well with your hand.
  6. Make small balls out of the mixture and flatten them with your palms.
  7. Heat oil in a pan and drop the prepared vadas gently to the hot oil and fry them on medium flame till crispy.
  8. Drain on paper towels and serve hot with tea / coffee…

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