Sunday, September 15, 2013

Beetroot Thuvatal

#BeetrootThuvatal - #BeetrootStirFry : #Beetroot is an edible taproot vegetable like #carrot.
Beetroot is used in the preparation of #kurma, vegetable #briyani, #halwa and #thuvatal ( curry ).
Whatever dish prepared with beetroot finally the recipe will be red in color.
It is slightly sweet in taste like pumpkin.
Stir Fry is known as Thuvatal or Poriyal in Tamil.
Here I would like to give a simple recipe, the beetroot thuvatal using grated beetroot.

Beetroot Thuvatal [ Beetroot Stir Fry ]

Ingredients :

Beetroot grated                        : 1 cup
onion                                      : 1 small size
curry leaves                             : 6 to 7
coriander leaves                        : 1 tsp
coconut scraping                           : 2 tsp
sambar powder                        : 3/4 tsp
mustard seeds                          : 1/2 tsp
urad dhal                                 : 1 tsp
oil                                           : 1 tsp

Method :

Keep a kadai ( wok ) with oil on slow flame.
When the oil is hot splutter mustard seeds.
Then add urad dhal and fry till golden brown.
Now add nicely chopped onions and saute for 2 minute.
Add sambar powder and salt.
Keep stirring till it loses raw smell.
Now add grated beetroot and mix well.

Close with a lid to cook beetroot well.
When it becomes soft add coconut scrapings and stir well for a minute.

Transfer the beetroot thuvatal into a serving bowl.
Garnish with coriander leaves.

Beetroot Thuvatal [ Beetroot Stir Fry ]

Note : I haven't included either green chilly or red chilly as it would turn red when cooked with beetroot and it is very difficult to differentiate between beetroot and chilly.
You can replace sambar powder with chilly at your own risk.

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