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July 20, 2011

Beetroot Poriyal Recipe - South Indian Beetroot Stir Fry

I learnt this from my mom.Usually my mom makes this as an accompaniment for keerai Kuzhambu .Its my favorite..Last week i made for mor kuzhambu . It was a flavorful and excellent combo.
Beetroot poriyal

INGREDIENTS :
  • Beetroot - 2 nos (big)
  • Moong dal - 2 tbsp
  • Salt & water - As needed
  • Sambar powder  or Red chilly powder- 1.5tsp
To grind :
  • Grated coconut - 3 tbsp
  • Small onion - 2 nos
  • Jeera - 1/4 tsp
To temper :
  • Oil -  1 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1/2 tsp
  • Big onion - 1 no (finely chopped)
  • Curry leaves - Few
METHOD :
  • Chop the beetroot into small pieces and pressure cook along with moong dal , sambar powder , salt & water.
  • Grind all the ingredients given under "to grind "into a smooth paste adding very little water.
  • Now temper the items mentioned above and add the cooked beetroot mixture.
  • Then add the ground coconut paste and saute well till the  raw smell emanates.
Enjoy with sambhar/ mor kuzhambu / Keerai kuzhambu with a papad .

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