BeetRoot-SnakeGourd Kola Urundai

Generally kola urundai,means for non-veg.But here is a simple idea recreate the same using veggies.This kola urundai is a small ball shaped fried dish,which could be served with your rice and also can be taken alone as a snack.It tastes yummy,really.Even though i have made it more than a couple of times,this time i have combined two veggies and made this wonderful  dish out of them.Instead you can also make this dish with a single veggie,either beetroot or snake gourd.

This is a perfectly yummy dish to munch.Tastes better when its hot.


Makes 12-15 balls

Beetroot - 2 no (Medium)
Snake Gourd - 1 no (Small)
Saunf - 2 tsp
Poppy seeds - 1 tsp
Grated coconut - 2 tsp(optional)
Dry red chilli - 3 to 4
Roasted Gram - 6 Tbsp
Small onion - 4 to 5
Curry/Coriander Leaves- few
Salt - as reqd
Oil - to fry 


  • Grate the beetroot and snake gourd .In a mixer powder the roasted gram and keep aside.Again again the saunf,poppy seeds and dry red chillies and grind them .Keep these these two separately in two bowls.In a pan add some oil and saute the grated veggies and add salt and cook them until all the water has been absorbed .
  • Transfer the cooked veggies to another bowl .Meanwhile add the small onions and give a pulse grind in the mixer.Add  the saunf-chilli powder along with the coriander and curry leaves.Dont add the roasted gram all at once.Add the roasted gram powder little by little to ensure they form a dough.
  • Now the veggie mix will resemble like a dough.Take a pinch of ball from them and make small balls out of it.Fry them in oil .
  • Its ready to be served


  1. Yummy kola dear... i tried with plaintain flower...

  2. very innovative and unique combo..

  3. I love these balls prethi.Those who dont like betroot.try this.....

  4. New to me . Looks delicious

  5. wow this is an delicious cola urundai :) and love the color :)

  6. Super crispy kola urundai, prefect starter, a crowd pleaser..

  7. unique combo, veggie snack balls looks cute n appetizing...nice clicks !!