24 January 2008

Beetroot Thoran

A gentle reminder to all of you to send in your entries to RCI - Cuisine of Kerala by January 25th. Please remember to send the link to the entry you are sending in and a picture of the dish. Late entries shall not be entertained, but you can link your post to the round-up which will happen by the month end.

My final entry to RCI - Cuisine of Kerala is a beetroot thoran. I was hoping to post more interesting recipes for the event but got too busy then. This recipe is here simply for the lovely colour beetroot imparts - wild and pink!

You need:
1 large beetroot boiled and grated
3 tbsp coconut grated
1 onion minced
2 green chillies minced
1 tsp mustard seeds
a sprig of curry leaves
juice of half a lime

Heat a tbsp of oil in pan. Add the mustard seeds and let it crackle. Add the onion, green chillies and curry leaves and sautee till the onion is translucent. Then add the beetroot and coconut, mix well and allow it to cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the lime juice and stir. That's all. Can it get quicker than this?


Nags said...

one of my fave, the slightly sweet taste of beetroot is awesome!

i am really looking forward to the round up!

Asha said...

I just saw Beet dosa at Indo's and now this beet Thoran. Yummy! I have beets in the fridge, will make it!:))
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Sia said...

i cant wait to see the round-up jyo. eagerly waiting:)
hope u got my e-mail with pics.

Nanditha Prabhu said...

you boil the beet before grating? i usually grate it and then let it cook.

KF said...

Uveeeeeeeeeee..Busy aanenno??Chumma mazhayum nokki irikkukayairunnille(hi hi)I am waiting to see the round up..

KayKat said...

Yum! Beetroot is definitely a current favourite - been working it into salads, stir-fry, desserts!

This looks delicious.

Superchef said...

i looove the color it gives to rice, when mixed with it while eating!! :)

Susan said...

Exactly my kind of beet recipe, all savory and spiced. Lovely and quick!

Jyothsna said...

Nags, KF, Kaykat, Susan, Superchef - Thanks for stopping by!

Asha - Shall hop by your blogs soon.

Sia - Thanks girl, got the pics :)

Nanditha - I do it both ways, tastes the same.

Dhivya said...
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Kribha said...

I love this thoran especially with mor kuzhambu. Looks so good.

Archana said...

I love beetroot as well. Yummy, making me slurp over all that beetroot. Typically make mor kozhambu or poondu rasam with it :)

Ramki said...

Hi Jyothsna,
Am blogging your Thoran as a model recipe in the 1001 Kerala curries cookbook at http://ramkicooks.blogspot.com/

/Thanks for the recipe