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Beetroot Poriyal

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Beetroot Poriyal

Added by: on Mar 17th, 2014
A healthy beetroot preparation from Kerela (India). With its blood purifying properties, beetroot is a must have for anyone on a detox regimen.
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Prep Time:
10 min
Cook Time:
5 min
Ready In:
15 min

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Original Recipe Yield: 2 servings
 

Ingredients:

  • 1 large beetroot ( chopped into small pieces )
  • 1 1/2 tsp oil
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 pinch asafoetida
  • 2-3 tsp whole urad dal (skinless)
  • 2-3 green chillis (cut into long pieces)
  • pinch a of turmeric
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated coconut
  • * 1/2 tsp lemon juice (optional)
  • 2 tsp coriander laeves (for garnishing)
  • salt to taste
Nutrition Facts
Beetroot Poriyal

Servings Per Recipe: 2

Amount Per Serving

Calories: 81

  • Total Fat: 4.3 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 0.4 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 149.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 9.7 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 3.6 g
  •     Sugars: 3.3 g
  • Protein: 2.9 g
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Directions:

1

Heat the oil in a wok. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves.

2

After the curry leaves have wilted a bit, add the urad dal and asafoetida. Fry till the dal turns a few shades dark.

3

Add the green chillis and fry for 1 minute.

4

Add the beetroot pieces alng with salt and turmeric. Mix the contents of the wok. Cover and cook till tender. (Stir 2-3 times in between. Add a bit of water in between if you find it getting too dry)

5

Finally add the grated coconut, mix in and switch off flame.

6

Remove from wok. Sprinkle lemon juice and coriander leaves.

7

Serve with rotis or rice and rasam/dal/pappu kura.

Cooks' note:
Do not overcook the beetroots till they turn mushy. And if you find it overwhelming, replace half of the beetroots with carrots.

This can also be had as a light salad.

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