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Recipe: Beetroot Vada

February 03, 2022 12:54 IST

Keep your kid's hunger pangs at bay with Divya Nair's Beetroot Vada.

Beetroot, that has iron, manganese, potassium, is not your child's favourite veggie. Nor is it a first choice of vegetables among adults.

So how could I get my son to eat it without fuss?

This recipe is a fresh take on the traditional dal vada -- grated beetroot is added to the coarsely ground chana dal and spices, before it is deep-fried and served with green coconut chutney.

Beetroot Vada

Photograph: Divya Nair/

Beetroot Vada

Serves: 4


For the coconut chutney


For the wadas

For green coconut chutney