Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Beetroot Thoran

Beetroot is well known for its medicinal values. It contains antioxidant betacyanin, which gives it the deep red color. It purifies blood and is believed to have anti-carcinogenic properties.

The most common dishes amma make using beetroot is beetroot thoran, beetroot pachadi,beetroot salad and beetroot halwa. All the items she prepares using beetroot is fairly simple and straight forward.


1.Beetroot (grated) - 400 gms
2.Grated coconut - 4- 5 spoons
3.Onion (small) - 1
4.Green chilly - 4
5.Coconut oil - 1 spoon
6.Mustard -1/2 spoon
7.Curry leaves - 1 stem
8.Salt - to taste


1.Add mustard to hot oil and let it splutter.
2.Add chopped onion andchopped gren chilly and fry for 1 minute.
3.Add coconut and curry leaves and fry for 2minutes.
4.Add grated beetroot and salt.Cover and cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

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