How To Make Beetroot Thoran?
Beetroot thoran is a simple stir fry made with parboiled beets and freshly grated coconut. Vegan.
Beetroot thoran or beetroot poriyal as it is called in tamil is a simple stir fry made with beetroot and freshy grated coconut which is then tempered with curry leaves and a few other spices. It is amazing how such a simple dish like this beetroot thoran can take your meal to a totally new height. My love for beets is eternal. Deep vermillion. Thats the colour of beets. I love that colour and i relish the sweetness. My amma makes this beetroot thoran in a different way.I ve adapted her style and incorporated my own to this poriyal. However my husband preferred amma s version. (feels not so good) The luxury of someone coming in to cook doesnt last forever and mine ended today. As usual, i was engrossed in something else and completely lost track of time. The clock struck 11 and i realised i hadnt started lunch. For days like these, i have a shortcut menu like my neighbour calls it. I make dishes which take less time but i just make sure they taste good the funda being eat less but taste good. So i chopped up the beets, soaked the tamarind in warm water for the Rasam and started to make the meal. The menu was simple but i love such meals, healthy, yummy and quick. So make some of my beeetroot thoran and let me know.
Recipe For Beetroot Thoran
- 2 beetroots peeled and cut into small cubes
- Grated coconut 2 tbsp
- 1 medium size onion chopped fine
- ½ inch ginger bit
- Salt as per taste
- For tempering:
- Oil 1 tbsp
- Urad dal 1 tsp
- 3 dry chillis
- Mustard seeds ½ tsp
- Hing a large pinch
- Curry leaves a sprig
- Grind the coconut and the ginger to a fine powder in a mixer. Keep aside.
- In a kadai, add enough water and boil the chopped beets. Dont add to much of water or you will lose the taste when you drain the water. It takes about 8 mins for the beets to be done.
- You may choose to cook the beetroot in the microwave too. Cook on high for 7 mins in the microwave or until fork tender.
- Drain the extra water and keep aside. You can add this water to tomato soup for a lovely red color.
- Heat the same kadai up and add the oil. Add all the ingredients for tempering. Next add in the onions and saute them till golden brown. Now add the beets and mix well. Add salt and saute for 2 mins.
- Now add the coconut mixture to this and combine well. Saute for another 2 to 3 mins.
- Serve with rice and any sambhar or kootu of your choice but rasam is the best choice