Beetroot dumplings in spinach gravy

Beetroot is one of the most underestimated root vegetable. Besides being healthy, it is also the source of  natural dye.

This was a part of my Independence day platter.

This is just another interesting way to eat beetroot. The choice of gravy may differ. I have cooked these dumplings in Kadhi (yogurt- chickpea flour gravy) and also as Manchurian. 🙂 Each time it has been well appreciated by friends and family.

beetroot dumplings in spinach gravy

Here’s what i did…….


For the dumplings :

Makes 9 -10 dumplings

1 cup – grated beetroot

1/2 cup – grated bottle gourd

1/2 tsp – chopped green chili

1 tsp – finely chopped onion

3 -4 tbsp – chickpea flour (besan)

pinch of carom seeds

pinch of baking soda

some salt to taste

oil for deep frying

For the gravy :

2 cups- spinach paste (blanched and ground)

1 tbsp – onion paste

1 tsp – ginger-garlic paste

1 tbsp – yogurt

1/2 tsp – red chili powder

1/2 tsp – coriander powder

1/4 tsp – cumin powder

1/4 tsp – tumeric powder

salt to taste

pinch of cumin seeds

1/4 tsp – garam masala ( Indian all spice powder)


In a bowl mix everything given under dumplings. Heat oil in a wok and deep fry the dumplings. Keep aside.

beetroot dumplings

beetroot dumplings

For the gravy , heat 1 tbsp oil and temper with cumin seeds. Add the onion paste and fry till translucent. Add the ginger- garlic paste and fry for another min. Add all the dry spices and yogurt and cook till oil is released. Add the spinach paste and 2 cups of water. Season with salt and once it comes to boil, lower the heat and cook for 7 -8 mins. Drop in the dumplings and cook for anothe 3-4 mins. Take it off fire.


Happy cooking !! 🙂

Cheers !! 😀





About andy

hi there.....friends call me Andy :) I am a school teacher by profession. Passionate about reading, some random experimental cooking, some hit 'n' miss photography......and i am a dreamer ;) Thank you for popping by :)
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6 Responses to Beetroot dumplings in spinach gravy

  1. Pingback: Independence day platter | acbistro

  2. Beetroot dumpling in spinach gravy sounds different and loved the creative combo Andy. …

  3. cafegarima says:

    This is totally novel way to use the beet and make it interesting. Have rediscovered the beet recently and this looks like a smart way to incorporate it into meals 🙂

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