Friday, February 12, 2010

Beetroot Thoran/Poriyal

Beetroot is a commonly used vegetable.As it is a very nutritious vegetable having it any form is really good for health. it's one of our favorite thoran.If you add it in kid's meal sure they will love it because of the sweet taste.Today's special is Beetroot thoran..Just try this sure you will love it..

Cost of the item : .99cents/Pound
Cooking time : 15-20 minutes

Beetroot :1 no
Pearl onion/onion:5nos/1/4portion
Green chili :5 no
Fennel seed : 4 no
Cumin seed:1/4tsp(optional)
Grated Coconut:1/4cup
Salt :to taste

For seasoning:
Mustard seed: 1tsp
Red chili :2no
Curry leaves:4leaves

Step1: Grate the beetroot into small pieces using a grater.dice the onion into small pieces.split the green chili into two.

Step 2:Cook the grated beetroot and chili in 4 tbs of water for 5 to 7 minute in medium heat.add salt to taste.

Step3:Heat oil in a pan,add the mustard seed,once it started spluttering,add the red chili and curry leaves,just add the boiled beetroot into it.

Step4:Add the crushed garlic,cumin seed and fennel seed into the mix and stir well.

Step 5:Add the grated coconut into the beetroot mix and stir well.close the pan and cook for 3 minutes in medium heat.garnish with curry leaves.

The delicious thoran is ready to serve.Have it with rice,add morucurry and pickle sure it would be a delicious meal.

Points to ponder:
  • Do not add more water for cooking the beetroot.
  • If u do not like to cook the onion with beetroot,just fry it after the seasoning.
  • Do not add more fennel seeds.use just 3or 4

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