Thursday, November 13, 2014

Beetroot Poriyal Recipe | Beets Stir Fry(With Coconut)

Beetroot Poriyal Recipe
Poriyal is nothing but an Indian style stir fried vegetables with spices, dal and sometimes coconut. Each State of South India has different names to it, Tamil Nadu it is mentioned as Poriyal, Keralites make similar stir fry with coconut and it is Thoran. Andhra and Kanadigas call it as Vepudu and Palya (sorry if I am wrong). Whatever the names are, the dish is prepared more or less the same way and it is equally tasty and served as a side dish with Rice Meal. I love all varieties of poriyal and it is must at our home. Beet Root/Beets Poriyal is my favorite side dish with Curd Rice/Thayir Sadham and Sambar Sadham.
Beetroot Poriyal
Amma usually makes Beet root poriyal with shredded beets but, I prefer the chopped ones. Though it is the same vegetable but, it gives different taste when shredded. Beet Root Poriyal with coconut is my favorite, the coconut gives you nice flavor and taste to the dish, particularly the fresh shredded coconut. Mostly I prefer to add cooked dal instead coconut but, with beets I do not compromise and add at least 1-2 tsp of shredded coconut. Mr.V was a picky eater he has lot of restriction but slowly after out Marriage I did not give him a choice and also no way for him he has to eat whatever I cook. I do not force him to eat upma or oats but, I force him to eat veggies/greens. Compared to V, my kids are best they eat more vegetables and greens. Now off to the recipe...
Beets Stir Fry
Beet Root Poriyal Recipe
Prep Time : 15 Minutes | Cook Time : 10 Minutes
Recipe Category : Sides / Side dish
Serves  3 generously
Beetroot Poriyal
  1. Beetroot    1/4 kg or 1/2 lb
  2. Onion   1 medium(finely chopped)
  3. Curry leaves      few
  4. Shredded coconut   2 tsp or more.
  5. Chana dal    1/2 tbsp
  6. Urad Dal  1 tsp
  7. Chilli powder   1/2-1 tsp
  8. Turmeric powder     a pinch
  9. Salt  to taste
  10. Oil    2-3 tsp
  • Peel the skin and chop the beetroot finely and keep aside.
  • Heat oil in a kadai or pan,add mustard seeds allow to splutter.
  • Then add chana dal and urad dal and fry till golden brown, and add onions and curry leaves.
  • Saute onions for 1-2 minutes and add the chopped beetroot and stir well.
  • Add turmeric powder, salt and stir fry for a minute then add chilli powder, mix well.
  • Then add water about 1/4 cup, stir well and cook covered till the water drains completely.
  • Once the water drained add shredded coconut and mix well.
  • If desired add some finely chopped cilantro, mix well and switch off the stove.
  • That's it...Beetroot poriyal is ready to serve.
  • This poriyal suits well with curd rice, lemon rice, rasam & rice, sambar sadham and other rice varieties.
Beetroot Poriyal


  1. wow such an comforting stirfry wud love to have them with sambhar rice :) looks so yummy !! love those bowls and fantastic presentation !!

  2. healthy stir fry,simple comfort food dear :)

  3. Looks so inviting:) Perfect for these winters :)


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