Beetroot is a healthy veggie which contains potassium, magnesium and iron as well as vitamins A, B6 and C, and folic acid. Beets also contain carbohydrates, protein, powerful antioxidants and soluble fibre. Apart from having beetroots in salads and raithas, here is one stir fry recipe. Adding grated coconut is optional.
Beetroot - 2
Green chillies - 3, slit
Grated coconut - 3 tbsp
Jeera/cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - a sprig
Crushed pepper - 1/2 tsp or more to taste
Oil - 1 or 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
1. Peel the beetroot and cut it into very small cubes. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add beetroot,green chillies and salt.Combine well. Add a little water and cover and cook.
2. Mix the cumin seeds and grated coconut well with your hands. Add this to the cooked beetroot, along with curry leaves and crushed pepper. Fry well till the thoran is dry.
The Kerala Kitchen - April 2012 hosted by me