40 BEETROOT PAKODA

Beetroot Pakoda/Pakora


A healthy and nutritious snack that is very easy to prepare and also which looks very colorful. Can also serve this to kids who refuse to eat beetroot just by looking at its color. This pakoda can be made with besam flour, but here dhals have been used. Can use toor dhal or channa dhal. Just soak any one of the dhal for 1 - 2 hours and start making this delicious pakodas.

Recipe with photo sent in by my Gomathi Athai.


Dhal - 1 cup( can use toor dhal or channa dhal)
Beetroot - 1 small or half of a big one
Onion - 1 chopped fine
Green chillies - 4 cut fine
Ginger - 1 inch grated or chopped fine
Curry leaves - few broken
Hing - 1 -2 pinch
Salt as needed
Oil for deep frying

Can use besan(chickpeas flour/kadalai maavu) in place of soaking dhals. But this is the way they do it in my native.


Soak dhal for 1 - 2 hours and later drain water. Here toor dhal has been used. Can use a food processor to coarsely grind the dhals as it should not be ground to a fine paste. If using mixie too see to that it is not ground to a fine paste, just grind coarsely. Peel and grate beetroot and add all the ingredients(dhal, beetroot, salt, green chillies, ginger, hing, curry leaves) and mix well.
Heat oil for deep frying and take the mix and drop in as pakoda's in small batches. Deep fry till they are cooked and nice brown. Remove and serve.

Sending this entry to My legume Affair 22 event hosted at Ruchikacooks an event started by Susan of The well seasoned Cook.




40 comments/Reactions:

Subhie Arun said...

this is really new to me..looks yummy n crispy...must give try one..thx for sharing padma!

srikars kitchen said...

wow.. looks colourful & yummy,.. thxs for sharing..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Yum Padma and I am sure it is very healthy with all the beets in it :)

Priya said...

Wat a catchy pakoda, looks awesome and crispy..

Yummy Team said...

Colorful and delicious pakodas..

simply.food said...

beet pakoras very innovative nad new.Nice bright colour.

simply.food said...

beet pakoras very innovative nad new.Nice bright colour.

Abhilash Pillai said...

Just read a few minutes ago in Priyas blog about banana pakoda and ... great! here you have beetroot pakkoda.

pakkoda looks nice. Will try this for the coffee. Also will bookmark the recipe for amma. :)

divya said...

Yum Padma and I am sure it is very healthy and very colorful.

Ann said...

Hi Padma :)
Beets pakoda looks so new and creative. love this recipe.

ruchikacooks said...

Very new and healthy..Actually I am hosting My Legume Love affair this month, an event started by susan, since this has dal, you want to send it to the event?

Sailaja Damodaran said...

Crispy........super idea.

Pavithra Srihari said...

superb pakoda ... anything with beetroot , I am there . My next attempt with beetroot would be this ... Colorful pakoda

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Hi Padma

Beetroot Pakora looks very crunchy and tasty. Very simply explained.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Ms.Chitchat said...

Crunchy and crispy pakodas. Kudos to Gomathi athai for her innovative ideas and thanks to u for sharing with us.

SathyaSridhar said...

Padma,, nice recipe i like this one all time ,,ur's looks colourful n delicious dear very yummy n crispy nice fritters for good evening snack dear..

Nandini said...

Wow! Nice recipe with beet root! Looks colorful and crispy!

Soma Pradhan said...

every nice and innovative recipe dear

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

beetroot pakoda recipe new & very nice!!

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

lovely colourful pakoda...very healthy too....

Valarmathi said...

Wow.... colorful pakoda, looks delicious and crispy.

Kalyani said...

never tried this one ... looks crispy & yummy ....

TREAT AND TRICK said...

Crispy and yummy pakoda, beautiful click too...

Panchpakwan said...

Looks so healthy and colorful snack Padama!

Siddhi S said...

wow padma loved this pakoras...thy hv gt a nice colour...loved ur recipe n pics

Gulmohar said...

That's so unique...must have tasted delicious..

Gita Jaishankar said...

Very unique and colorful pakodas Padma...love it :)

Sush said...

I tried beetroot chips.., but pakoda.., heard it first time..,looks great

Parita said...

Very innovative! Looks crispy and yumm!

Uma said...

mmm. healthy way to eat pakodas. Yum!!

Rekha shoban said...

healthy pakoda...never tried...interesting padma.

Pavithra said...

Ohhhhhhhh looks so yummy with beautiful color padma... never tried with beets , but i have tried adding cabbage.. sure this would be my next trial...

ruchikacooks said...

thank you ;) potato is favorite everywhere..

Cham said...

That is an innnovative pakodas!

Sushma Mallya said...

Love the idea of using beetroot in pakoda,gives such a nice colour and def the taste must be awesome too...bookmarked to try...very nice one padma...

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Thats very creative,should try,good for health!

lissie said...

beetroot pakoda looks so yummy... something innovative yey delicious!

Nisa Homey said...

Hi Padma, I am new here...great space u have...this recipe is awesome and I never knew we can make pakodas with beetroot....healthy too....thanks for sharing...following u.

madhu said...

hi Padma,thanks to u for sharing this wonderful recipe, i tried, it came out so crispy & very tasty,fantastic colour, but only problem was they were lil bit oily,and as soon as i dropped in oil, were seperated. can u give some tips how to avoid this?

Padma said...

Hi Madhu,
Thanks for dropping and leaving your comments.
May be would have been the problem with the consistency or something like that. Best can keep for sometime in the fridge and later take out few mts before and drop in oil or can add some rawa or besan and mix with the rest of the ingredients. Hope this will help you.
Thanks
Padma

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