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....

Ingredients:
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.


Method:

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.


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10 comments:

  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

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  2. Colorful and yummy thoran,my favorite.

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  3. Adipoli thoran, ente moleku ishtapettthu.

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  4. Simple thoran but very colorful and tempting one.

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

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  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!

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

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  7. Catchy and super healthy thoran.

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

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  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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