Monday, July 08, 2013

How to make Beetroot Stir Fry / Beetroot Curry / Beetroot Poriyal:

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This is an authentic side-dish prepared with beetroots. I prepare this stir fry often in my house and is one of the favorite veggie of my kids. The vibrant purple color of the dish is not only attractive, also it serves as a rich source of potent anti-oxidants and healthy nutrients.
It makes an excellent combo with any kind of  South  Indian  rice  varieties. 
Try this easy Beetroot Poriyal recipe and enjoy...:)

·         Beetroot                   - 2 or 3
·         Oil                           -  1 tsp
·         Mustard                    - ¼ tsp
·         Cumin                       - ½ tsp
·         Split urad dal             - ½ tsp
·         Green chilly              - 1 or 2
·         Onion                        - ½
·         Turmeric pwd              - ¼ tsp
·         Split moong dal          - ¼ cup
·         Cumin pwd               - ½ tsp
·         Coriander pwd           - ½ tsp
·         Garam masala pwd   - ¼ tsp
·         Salt to taste
·         Fresh coriander leaves
1.     Grate beetroot to fine slices.

2.     Wash and soak moongdal to 20 mins. Drain and set aside.
3.     Heat oil in a frypan.
4.     Splutter mustard seeds.
5.     Add urad dal, cumin and saute for few seconds.
6.     Add finely chopped green chilly, salt and onion.

7.     Fry till transculent.
8.     Add pinch of turmeric pwd.
9.     Add soaked split moongdal and stir well.

10.  Add finely grated beetroot and combine.
11.  Sprinkle water and cook covered.
12.  Allow to cook for 10 to 12 mins in low medium flame.
13.  Add cumin pwd, coriander pwd, garam masala pwd and mix.
14.  Turn off flame and sprinkle freshly chopped coriander leaves.
15.  Tasty and healthy Beetroot curry is ready.
16.  It pairs up excellent with rice dishes, roti and chapathi.
17.  We enjoyed it with  Bagalabath  ( curd rice )  and it tasted absolute yummm…!
Similar Recipes:
·        Vegetable Manchurian
·        Murungai Keerai Poriyal
·        Spicy Pumpkin Masala


  1. Wonderful that vibrant blood red colour of my fav poriyal

  2. Healthy colorful stir fry. As a child I used to hate this. In hostel most of us used to swallow this with some water:) coz we were forced to eat. But now I really love this veggie. Love ur pictures. Looks very appetizing.

  3. Absolutely stunning it looks!!! :)

  4. Simple and delicious poriyal.. Looks wonderful. Love the curd rice and beetroot poriyal combo..

  5. lovely colour of the poriyal ! looks awesome !

  6. nice presentation.. Yummy and healthy poriyal

  7. Delicious and colorful looking pongal. Excellent preparation.

  8. Yummy poriyal..perfect for yogurt rice..

  9. Hi Jay,
    Nice to step by step pictures. it's like tempting to taste.

  10. delicious stir fry.

  11. Nice and easy dish. A perfect side dish.

  12. Jay, I love the colour but sadly I have yet to taste beetroot!

  13. Lovely clicks.. That's a healthy & tasty poriyal..

  14. oh wow... absolutely love it...

  15. I made it today
    A simple upkari/poriyal makes a comfort during food

  16. Healthy curry.. looks perfect!!


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