Beetroot Curry/Stir-fry

By Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen - Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Today's Color theme : Pink, i give you a simple and delicious stir-fry of beets. Beets Stir-fry, this post is long overdue. These Pink beauties are full of health benefits, they contain fiber and potassium and is an excellent source of fol-ate. 
According to Wiki : Beetroot is a rich source of potent antioxidants and nutrients, including magnesium, sodium, potassium and vitamin C., and betaine, which functions by acting with other nutrients to reduce the concentration of homocysteine, which has been suggested to be harmful to blood vessels and thus contribute to the development of heart diseasestroke, and peripheral vascular disease.
I know kids don't prefer this veggie, i normally hide this with Dal and Rasam to feed my kiddo, but with a bright color like this , it is hard to hide and with so much nutrients it is ever harder to avoid.
3 Medium Size Beetroots
3 tbsp Freshly grated coconut
Salt to taste

1-2 tsp Oil
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
3 nos Red Chilies, i used long variety broken into 2
2 Sprigs of curry leaves
Hing/Asafoetida, Turmeric each a pinch

  • Peel the Beertoots and Chop them  into roundels first. Then cut each roundel into small cubes.
  • Heat Oil given under "Tempering" in a pan splutter mustard seeds,broken red chilies, curry leaves, hing and turmeric.
  • Once the leaves turn a bit crisp, add the chopped beetroots and saute for a minute or two.
  • Add freshly grated coconut and a Cup of water. Add salt and mix well.
  • Cover and Cook for 12-15 minutes or until the beetroot is cooked. It will take a bit longer for the beets to cook, so be a little patient.
  • Once Cooked, remove the cover and cook until all the moisture is absorbed and the curry/subzi is Dry.
  • Serve it Warm with Rice, goes well with a Tangy gravy and Rice.

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  1. That looks really colorful, I have nevr had cooked Beets ever..I am keen to know now how does it taste :)

  2. This is my favorite way of preparing beetroot. Love it. I too thought for a long time when I posted this on the blog, but even though it is simple, this is such a healthy and tasty side dish. Wonderful

  3. this looks wonderful deliciously done

  4. A very colourful and kid-approved dish. I make it this way too, except that I grind the coconut with some green chillies for an extra kick.

  5. One of my favorite curries. We too prepare it in a similar fashion.

  6. Love this healthy and simple stir fry very much, i can have a fabulous lunch with this stir fry,rice and papads.

  7. My Favorite one.. Looks colorful and delicious..
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  8. delicious curry.. simple and homey!!! looking very very pretty.. beetroot is one of my daughter's favorite veggie... and I make this stir fry a lot..
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  9. Had just this for today's lunch. simple and tasty

  10. wow the colorful of beetroot is eye catching and inviting.

  11. My daughter makes this side dish...I am lazy and just boil the beets and eat:))..

  12. Love the color of the beets. Looks delicious and a healthy as well.

  13. One of my fav curry, due to laziness i always grate this to make curry

  14. I've never combined beets with coconut but the natural sweetness of both must be a fab combo

  15. My kids fav curry. He can eat it alone without any rice compliments. Nice color, lovely click

  16. I love beetroot curry and this is my favorite version of it. I have mentioned in my space, that you could pressure cook the whole beets and then chop them. This way it is very easy to chop the beets and it is also very quick to saute. Love the bright pink color that you captured :)

  17. Beautiful color and best combination with sambar rice nice one..

  18. I love this simple beetroot curry.. Love that lovely pink color. Good one for the 'colors' theme.

  19. I feel it is an under rated vegetable in the northern part of India. Wish everyone reads this one :)

  20. Pictures have come out really so well priya..and lovely colour!

  21. Love the color of beets. Perfectly done.

  22. Healthy , colorful and simple curry...


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