Sunday, April 1, 2018

BEETROOT PORIYAL

BEETROOT PORIYAL

The beetroot is both colourful and has several health benefits. It is used in a variety of dishes as you will see in this blog where I have recipes for Beetroot Bharth, Beetroot Soup, and even Beetroot Halwa.

Today's recipe is from Tamilnadu and is called Beetroot Poriyal. It is an easy to make stir fry served with the main meal as a side dish.





Ingredients:




  • Beetroot,  500 grams
  • Mustard Seeds, 1/2 tsp
  • Cumin Seeds, 1/2 tsp
  • Urad Dal, 1 tsp
  • Green Chillies, chopped, 2
  • Ginger, finely chopped, 1 tsp
  • Curry Leaves, 8-10
  • Large-sized Onion, chopped, 1
  • Fresh Coconut Gratings, 2 tbsp
  • Oil, 1 tbsp
  • Salt, to taste

Method: 

Wash, peel and cube the beetroot.
Steam cook the beetroot in a pressure cooker for 2 whistles. The beetroot should get cooked yet remain firm. Keep aside.
Heat oil in a pan and when it gets hot, on medium heat add mustard seeds, when they splutter add cumin seeds and urad dal.
Saute till the dal changes colour. 
Add chopped green chillies, finely chopped ginger and curry leaves and saute for a few seconds
Add the chopped onion and salt and mix well
Saute until the onion becomes translucent
Now add the steam cooked beetroot, mix well and sprinkle a little water if the dish is too dry
Cook for a couple of minutes 
Lastly, add the fresh coconut gratings and mix well again 
Transfer to serving bowl and serve hot with rice