May 5, 2008

Beetroot curry with coconut.

I like Beetroot only in raw form, that is in salad's/kusambris. So, we rarely bring this vegetable. Many a times, I bring it thinking this time I will try and make something, but it just keeps sitting in the fridge till it finally gets spoiled and I have to trash it :(.

Not that I haven't tried making or cooking curries with it, but whatever I ate, wasn't liking it. The sweetness in it and the cooked smell just somehow gets to me. Well, not till recently.
I decided to make it interesting with the masala and let me say, it sure was amazing. Now I will cook beets more :)..


Beetroots, chopped into small dices - 2 medium
Grated/Frozen coconut - 1/4 cup
Black pepper corns - 10- 12
Dried red chillies - 4
Haldi/Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Tamarind - a small marble sized ball
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Coriander seeds - 1 tsp
Garlic cloves, chopped fine - 4
Cilantro - a handful


- Pressure cook the chopped beetroot with salt and water( add water to cover the beetroot level) for 1 whistle. Take this cooked beetroot and the water in a separate pan.
- Make a paste by grinding together the coconut, pepper, red chillies, turmeric, tamarind, cumin and coriander seeds.
- Add this ground paste to the pan which has the cooked beets and boil till the raw smell from the masala goes away. Add the chopped cilantro once boiled. Switch off the stove.
- In a separate small pan, in a little oil, fry the sliced garlic pieces till soft and light brown.
- Pour this over the cooked curry and immediately close the lid of the pan.
- Enjoy hot with rice or roti.

P.S : The black pepper and garlic really makes a big difference to this dish. Do try it..

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Purnima said...

Now that u hv mentioned surely shall try garlic-pepper combo wt beet! looks great!

Shilpa said...

Looks like we all have some dislike for this veggie. Even I want to eat it more but never found anything that I say will make me buy this(althouh there are few aayi's dishes I like). I will try this next time when I buy beet.

Uma said...

just love the color of this curry, Maya! Interesting combo! Yum!

ANJALI J. said...

lovely color.. never tried this before. thats new to me.

Divya Vikram said...

I have made only poriyal with beets..havent made a gravy with it..will try this next time i get beets..

Meera said...

I mostly make different koshimbeers or salads with beet. sometimes upkari or thoran/poriyal type dishes, but never made gravy like this. looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

Asha said...

I LOVE Beetroot, I have a Rasam and Palya at FH with it. Looks mouthwatering, got to buy some!:)

Suganya said...

You can make the same curry with equal parts of beetroot and carrot. Even better.

Anonymous said...

I Love Beets and M only makes a simple 'upkari.'
will share this with her for some variations in our beet!

Pravs said...

lovely color..i always make beet potato combo curry. This is a nice variation to try.

Shravan said...

i hate beetroots... but the colour, wow!! Do you mind being a guest blogger??

Sapna Anu B.George said...

Great recipie dear........great to meet you here