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.

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