Simple Beetroot porriyal

I love beetroot just for its brilliant color.[Never mind if it stains my hands or the chopping board when I cut it].When mom was preparing this curry I wondered why I had not put it up in the blog and so here it is.This curry is sitting on the table waiting for us so am off to take a bite,meanwhile here is the recipe...

Mom used:

Beetroot-1 large,peeled and chopped
Coconut,grated- 2 tablespoons
Mustard-1 teaspoon
Urad dhal-1/2 teaspoon
Gram dhal-1/2 teaspoon
Red chillies-2 ,broken into bits
Curry leaves-a few
Oil-1 teaspoon
Salt to taste

  1. Microwave the beetroot till done,approx. 8 minutes.[Sprinkle a little water]
  2. In a pan,heat oil and put in mustard,urad dhal,gram dhal,red chillies and curry leaves.
  3. When they splutter and dhal turn brown put in cooked beetroot[drain excess water if prepsent],salt,grated coconut.
  4. Mix well and simmer for 2 more minutes.
  5. Remove from heat and serve as a side dish with steamed rice.


This dish can be prepared under 20 minutes hence off it goes to Niloufer Riyaz for her event Twenty-20.

Happy cooking...

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