Beetroot Fry/Vepudu (Andhra Style Beetroot Fry)

Beetroot Fry/Vepudu (Andhra Style Beetroot Fry)

Beetroot is a very versatile vegetable – or rather a root.  Eat it or drink it but never miss it – it is so bloooooody red in colour.  In ancient India  –  or rather even now it can be used as a natural dye. Leave a white fabric overnight in beet juice and you get a dusty pink colour after rinsing it in hot water.  Wash your hair in it and you get a temporary hair colouring….hahaha J

Beetroot is also good for health – it is rich in vitamins B6 and B9, a good source of fibre, iron and a natural folic acid. Magnesium and potassium too.  Helps in lowering blood pressure and good for those afflicted with anaemia.  It is also an excellent for weight loss.  It is less in calories and high in fibre. Every 100 gram of beetroot would contain approx… 38 calories.

With a bit of reframing – am forcing myself back to my topic.  How to cook a delicious Beetroot fry.  It’s my mom’s recipe – a childhood dish which I have reproduced here. It’s a simple vegetable fry cooking method – very popular in South India.  The curry leaves used for tempering gives it a distinct flavour. 

This recipe is very simple and goes very well when served with rasam and rice.

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Beetroot Fry/Vepudu (Andhra Style Beetroot Fry)

Nutritional Value: 208 Calories / Serving Fat 155 cal Carbs 43 cal Protein 10 cal

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 208 kcal
Author Kalyon Subbarao


  • 2 nos Beetroot Peeled and diced
  • Salt as required
  • 1/2 cup Grated fresh coconut

For Tempering:

  • 1 tsp Urad dal
  • 1 tbsp Chana Dal
  • 2 nos Dry Chillies torn
  • 1 tsp Mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp Jeera
  • 1 sprig Curry Leaves
  • Oil for frying


How to Make Beetroot Fry ?

  1. Peel and dice the beetroot into smalls cubes, par boil them and drain and keep it aside.
  2. Take deep and hard bottomed Kadai bring it to heat and put some oil for frying bring it heat.
  3. Put the items mentioned in the list “For Tempering” in the order mentioned and fry them for some time for a second or two.
  4. Now add the par boiled beetroot and salt as required and fry in low heat till the vegetable is done.
  5. Beetroot Fry/Vepudu can be served along with Rice and Rasam.

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