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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Beetroot Poriyal-Beetroot Stir Fry Recipe

Beetroots are packed with many nutrients and is a natural blood purifier. It is good to include it in our diet once in a week. I prepare this poriyal often in my house. It is a very simple stir fry which goes well with rice. Today we will learn how to make beetroot stir fry/poriyal following this easy recipe.

Beetroot Poriyal-Beetroot stir fry

Beetroot Poriyal-Beetroot Stir Fry

Beetroot Poriyal-Beetroot Stir Fry

 Prep Time : 15 mins
 Cook Time : 15 mins 
 Serves: 3-4
 Recipe CategorySide Dish
 Recipe CuisineSouth Indian

   Ingredients needed

   Beetroot - 2 cups heaped (chopped or grated)
   Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
   Salt needed

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 2 tsp
   Mustard seeds- 1 tsp
   Urad dal (split) -3/4 tsp
   Green chillies - 2 slit
   Hing/Asafoetida - a pinch
   Curry leaves - few


Wash, peel the skin and chop beetroot. You can also grate beetroot if preferable.

Slit green chilli and keep it aside.


Heat 2 tsp of oil in a pan or kadai, add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add urad dal and hing.

When urad dal turns golden brown, add green chillies and curry leaves.

Then add the chopped or grated beetroot and salt needed. Cook covered on low heat, stirring from time to time until beetroots become tender. You can sprinkle water in between to prevent it for getting burnt.

Once it is cooked, add grated coconut, mix it well and switch off the heat.

Serve as an accompaniment with rice.

More Beetroot Recipes

Beetroot Channa Curry 

Beetroot Potato Soup

Beetroot Pachadi 

Beetroot Halwa

Beetroot Pomegranate Juice

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  1. looks yum and Delicious ......

  2. I love this simple poriyal with beetroot..

  3. very healthy and yummy beetroot poriyal

  4. very healthy n awesoem colour....

  5. Our family like this poriyal a lot!!Weekly i use to make this recipe..Personally loved this with rasam satham :) Nice picture :)

  6. Great poriyal but i don't like beetroot.

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  7. healthy and colourful poriyal..bright and beautiful colour..

  8. love this curry...as always lovely presentation...loved that cute flower and leaves

  9. i tried this today for lunch along with dal , and it turned out really yummy :)

  10. Thanks for sharing, that was really delicious!!

  11. Hi Padhu Ji,

    I tried this recipe and its awesome.
    Thank you for sharing.

  12. I prepared this today & tasted so good. It is different from my usual beetroot recipe(using sambar powder).
    I added your recipe to my cookbook. Thanks Padhu!

  13. Looks healthy thank you
    Can we add red chillies instead of green chilli?


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