Saturday, August 2, 2008

Beetroot Thoran

Here's another thoran made just like the one in the previous post.

3-4 medium beetroots, peeled and cubed
4-6 shallots, finely chopped
2-3 garlic cloves, crushed and chopped

To grind together:
3 Tbsp grated coconut
½ - ¾ tsp cumin seeds
3-4 red chillies

For seasoning:
1 Tbsp coconut oil
½ tsp mustard seeds
½ tsp urad dal
A pinch of asafoetida
4-5 curry leaves
1-2 red chillies

In a pan, heat the oil & add the ingredients for the seasoning. Add the garlic and shallots. Sauté.

Add the beetroot cubes. Mix, and cover and cook till tender, 8-10 minutes or so.

Add the ground coconut mixture. Mix well and cook for 3 minutes or so.

Serve hot. My favorite way to eat this is with some steaming hot rice,
pulissery and pappadam.

8 Burps:

Rachel said...

I agree with you on being one of the best accompaniments for rice, pulisserry....

Mallika said...

Looks yum! I love beetroot.

TBC said...

Rachel- this combination has been my fav since childhood. And my mom makes the best pulissery in the world! :D

Mallika- thank you.:)
hey, the link does not take me to your blog. I don't like that.:(

Laavanya said...

A doesn't like beetroot at all so the very few occassions I've bought it was to include it as a filling for vegetable puffs/ cutlets - never a thoran/poriyal with it. I'm not a huge fan either so didn't miss it much... The combination you've suggested sounds mouthwatering.

Rajitha said...

i love beetroot...and coz nobody at home was a fan...i would make a pig of myself and would not be frowned at :D

TBC said...

Laavanya- I love this thoran!especially with the pulissery I mentioned- it is so good! :D

Rajitha- same pinch.:D I like it a lot but only like this.
Anything's o.k. at home.:D

Rajani said...

wow so many thoran alternatives!!! mooli, beetroot, beans... my mum will be proud of you :)

TBC said...

Rajani- give a Keralite any vegetable under the sun and he/she will show you how to make a thoran of it! ;-)

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