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July 20, 2011

Beetroot Poriyal Recipe With Coconut - South Indian Beetroot Stir Fry

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I learnt this South Indian style beetroot poriyal from my mom. Usually she makes this as a side dish for keerai Kuzhambu .Its my favorite..Last week I made it for mor kuzhambu . It was a flavorful and excellent combo. Do try it and share your feedback :)
Beetroot poriyal

  • Beetroot - 2 nos
  • Moong dal - 2 tbsp
  • Salt & water - As needed
  • Sambar powder  or Red chilly powder- 1.5tsp
To grind :
  • Grated coconut - 1/4 cup
  • 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
  • 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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  1. wow healthy colorful dish easy to cook

  2. adding sambar powder to poriyal is new to me.. i love the color of beet poriyal..and love to have it with curd , brown hot rice, pappad and lemon pickle

  3. Nice healthy dish !! loved the idea of adding sambar powder to it !!

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  4. Healthy Poriyal,ur very sounds too gud...

  5. looks lovely,perfectly done!yumm!always like jeera,onion and coconut combo in poriyals!

  6. One of my fav and looks yum....I liked your version

  7. very healthy and simple to have this with vathakuzhambhu

  8. Love this... Adding sambar powder is diff. will try it soo,

  9. Delicious poriyal,sure must have tasted superb

  10. Looks delicious...never added sambar powder to beet stir fry...

  11. Beet poriayal looks delicious.. Never heard of adding sambhar powder..sounds interesting..

  12. Love the beet colors....Thanks for sharing...

  13. A healthy poriyal.I also do like dis except a little change in the ingrdients.

  14. My fav veggie...yummy poriyal

  15. Nice n yummy curry..looks delicious n I love beets for its color..:)

  16. Healthy, flavorful & delicious poriyal!!
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  17. Healthy and delicious curry.. Looks perfect !!
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  18. Wowww.. Delicious looking dish.. Simply inviting dear.

  19. Delicious - this one never fails to please!!

  20. Nice post. I tried this yesterday,and it was liked by all in the family.Thank you.

  21. Thanks all. @Hema , glad u all liked it. U made my day !!

  22. It is looks like beetroot salad. I have not tried this but I am going to try it. I have read the comments related to this recipe and it seems that few of them have tried it and they liked it.


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