Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Beetroot Thoran/Beetroot Stir Fry ...step by step.

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Beetroot stir-fry with fresh coconut a.k.a Beetroot Thoran.

Red beet or garden beet is cooked with coconut and green chilly....perfect combination with hot steaming rice.

A vegan side dish with rice.....a healthy vegetarian dish.

I make this thoran with the help of my food processor to mince the beets; you can also grate the beets or chop them with a knife....

Do try beans and carrot thoran, which is perfect with rice and a popular Kerala side dish for lunch.

Beetroot: 1/2 kg or 2 medium size
Green chilly: 2 or 3.
Onion: 1/2 (or if using shallots 3 or 4).
Freshly grated coconut: About 3/4 cup.
Garlic: 2 cloves.
Turmeric: 1/4 tsp.
Coconut oil:1 tbsp.
Whole red chilly: 2, broken
Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp.
Curry leaves.

Salt to taste.
Little water.


Cut the beets.

Then chop the coarsely.

Put into the food processor.

And give it a blitz.

Now add the coconut, green chilly, turmeric powder, salt, and onion...again blitz for a minute.

Heat 1 tbsp of coconut oil in a pan, add 1/2 tsp mustard seeds, curry leaves, and 2 whole red chillies..

Add the minced beets....add little water and scrape all into the pan. Cover and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until done.

Healthy Beetroot Thoran is Ready......Serve With Rice.


  1. Looks so very inviting...Blitzing the veg with coconut in food processor is a fantastic idea..Doing it this way next time :)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  2. Colorful and yummy thoran,my favorite.

  3. Adipoli thoran, ente moleku ishtapettthu.

  4. Simple thoran but very colorful and tempting one.

  5. tht's looks so tempting ...yum

  6. Hi Nisa,
I can’t believe that is a healthy food!
    Look at that Beetroot Thoran/Beetroot Stir Fry! I mean, people wouldn’t believe it too. LOL
    Thank for the recipe, anyway. ;)
    Have you ever heard about food photography site called http://www.foodporn.net ?
    Your pics should be on the Food Porn home page, that's for sure!

    1. Hillary-thanks a ton for the visit...I just checked out the website and submitted a photo...thanks a bunch....keep visiting.

  7. Catchy and super healthy thoran.

  8. My favourite.....ur thoran looks mouthwatering...try ur recipe soon...

  9. Hi nisa and how are you? I am back to blogging after my net connection is ok... your beetroot looks so inviting and appetizing. must try this out. bookmarked with thanks. have a nice day


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