Skip to main content

Beetroot Thoran


Beetroot root thoran is a simple and easy side dish which goes well with rice. Thoran is an easy stir fry recipe of vegetables with coconut and there are endless varieties of thoran in Kerala. Many do not like beetroot due to its raw flavor. But once cooked this raw flavor disappears. Back home beetroot is made either as pachadi or as thoran. This thoran is made adding either Bengal gram or green gram . It has a good flavor and taste and is nutritious as well.

Ingredients

Beetroot- 2 medium
Bengal gram split - 1/2 cup
Coconut- 1/2 cup
Green chilly- 2
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Cumin - 1/3 tsp
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp
Garlic - 2 pods
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Shallots- 2
Curry leaves- 2 springs


Cook kadala or gram until it becomes soft but not mushy and keep it aside.
Note: Adding Kadala parippu is optional. 
Chop beetroot finely into small pieces using a kitchen chopper or food processor.
( You can also grate the beetroot,but chopping finely will give it more body and texture)
Lightly crush coconut, cumin, red chilly powder( or red chilly)and garlic and keep aside.
Cook beetroot along with salt and chopped green chilly till it is soft. In a separate pan crackle mustard seeds and saute shallots and red chilly and curry leaves. Add in the coconut mixture and saute for a few seconds and quickly add the cooked beetroot and gram and stir fry for another minute. Beetroot thoran is ready.





Try this..


Hope you will all enjoy.

Comments

  1. wow very very colourfull and healthy recipe...welldone.very nice presentation!

    ReplyDelete
  2. yummy 'n colorful thoran...love it...

    ReplyDelete
  3. Super healthy n colurful...luv the pic

    ReplyDelete
  4. Really an awesome colour and an awesome click...

    ReplyDelete
  5. Brilliant click Suja, very colorful and yummy thoran too..

    Love
    Kairali sisters

    ReplyDelete
  6. Very colorful and yummy thoran, thanks for sharing..

    ReplyDelete
  7. looks healthy and delicious dear :-)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Beetroot thoran looks so colourful and lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love anything with beets...this looks so gud

    ReplyDelete
  10. Delicious, colourful, healthy Beetroot Thoran.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Suja nice recipe. ithuvare try cheythittilla beetroot and bengal gram. nice dear. will try next time. inium ithupole ulla recipes add cheyyuka.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Luv anything with beetroot...thoran sounds new to me....

    ReplyDelete
  13. My all time favourite, delicious and tempting thoran..

    ReplyDelete
  14. wow what a delicious beetroot
    looks colorful
    i heard beetrrot gives blood i have to eat this
    lovely post

    ReplyDelete
  15. delicious and colorful thoran..

    ReplyDelete
  16. Thanks all for your sweet and encouraging words...do visit often :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Colorful thoran!! Beetroot and bengal gram sounds like an interesting combination! Would love to try it sometime..

    ReplyDelete
  18. lovely and colourful......must be delicious

    ReplyDelete
  19. Suja, looks wonderful. What a colour !!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Thoran looks colorful and lovely

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hello,
    lovely click dear,
    Thoran looks colourful and easy to prepare.
    Inviting you to my bread mania event...

    ReplyDelete
  22. looks great Suja. I knew only one way to make beets but now I can try this!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Wow.. colourful click.. yummy thoran..

    ReplyDelete
  24. Thanks Chaitra..wonderful event..count me in.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Thanks all for stopping by and for your sweet comments..do visit again.

    ReplyDelete
  26. what a color yar! will surely add dal in beetroot thoran next time...

    ReplyDelete
  27. Colorful and very nice thoran.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Thanks Home Chef and Sridevi for stopping by and for the sweet comments:)

    ReplyDelete
  29. Lovely and colorful.

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Popular posts from this blog

Kerala Chicken Roast

Spicy Kerala Chicken Roast is another nadan recipe and a family favorite. It is a dry version and is great accompaniment with rice, chapathi or fried rice.The chicken in this recipe is usually deep fried or shallow fried, (some times whole stuffed chicken ) and then coated with the masala. Here I have shallow fried the chicken.It  tasted delicious with fried rice. Give this recipe a try...



Ingredients
1)Chicken - 1 lb
 Chilly powder -1 1/2
Turmeric powder-1/2 tsp
Powdered Garam masala-
(Two tsp of fennel powder, 5-6 cloves,2 inch stick
cinnamon, a small piece of nutmeg, 2 cardamon )
Vinegar- 1 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste

For the Masala
Thinly sliced Onion- 2 medium
Thinly sliced ginger- 3-4 tsp
Thinly sliced garlic- 3-4 tsp
Chopped green chilly- 2
( I used 2 Jalapeno pepper instead of green chilly)
Coriander powder- 3/4 tsp
Chilly powder- 1/2 tsp(optional)
Turmeric powder- a pinch
Meat  Masala- 1 tsp
Curry leaves
Pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
oil



Dry roast the ingredients under garam masala …

Mutton Fry

Mutton Fry (updated pic)

This is a recipe for delicious Kerala style mutton fried with a blend of exotic spices and regional flavors.It is simple and quick recipe and should admit that I loved this ever since I have tasted it. This is not deep fried as the name suggest,but is first cooked and then slightly pan fried.
Ingredients
   Mutton 1 1/2 lb

1) Shallots- 1 cup chopped
Ginger paste- 1 1/2 tsp
Garlic paste- 1 tsp
Pepper powder- 3/4 tsp
Garam masala- 3/4 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 1 tsp
salt to taste

2)  Onion finely chopped- 1/2 cup
Thinly sliced ginger- 1 tsp
Green chilly-1
Curry leaves- a few
Crushed dry red chilly- 1 tsp
Crushed fennel seeds- 3/4 tsp


Clean mutton and marinate it with all the ingredients listed under one (1) and keep aside for half an hour.Pressure cook the mutton with half cup of water in medium flame till four whistles and if there is excess gravy after you open the lid of the pressure cooker,continue cooking till all the water evaporates…

Sweet Kozhukatta/ Steamed Rice Dumplings

Kozhu katta is a tasty and guilt free treat or a snack.I can have it any time of the day even as a breakfast.It is a steamed rice dumpling with a sweet filling. There are different types of stuffing  both sweet and savory  but my favorite is coconut and jaggery combo with the inviting flavors of ghee and cardamon.



Ingredients
Rice flour- 2 cups
Hot boiling water- as needed
Salt to taste
Sugar- 1 tsp
Coconut oil- 2 tsp

For the filling
Coconut- 11/2 cup
Jaggery- 3/4 cup
Cardamon  powder- 1/2 tsp
Ghee- 1  tsp





To make the fillingmix one cup of water to and bring  jaggery to a boil.  Strain out the impurities and bring back to stove and boil till it  starts thickening and attains a two tread consistency. Add coconut and mix well. Allow the mixture to simmer till it becomes completely dry and leaves the edges of the pan. Add ghee and cardamon powder and allow this mixture to cool.

Boil water along with salt and sugar ( you will need between 1 and 1/3 cup of water,  adjust accordingly ti…

Nadan Mutton Curry

Nadan Mutton curry
If you wish for some spicy non vegetarian recipes here is one to relish on...nadan mutton curry made with authentic Kerala spices. What makes this dish flavorful and inviting is the flavor of fresh ground masala, coconut oil and the fresh taste of curry leaves.In this recipe I have also added  mint. I love adding fried mint in my home made mutton curry just like my mom( but it is optional). It is spicy and delicious and is a great combo with rice, ghee rice or appam


Ingredients

Mutton - 1 kg
Shallots sliced- 2 cups
Onion- 1 small
Coconut slices- a few
Green chilly-5-6
Ginger and garlic minced- 4-5 tsp
Chilly powder- 1 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder- 3 tsp
Turmeric powder- 1/2 tsp
Garam Masala- 1 1/3 tsp
Fennel powder- 1/2 tsp
pepper powder- 1/2 tsp
clove - 2
cinnamon stick- 1 small
Curry leaves- 1 spring
Mint leaves-a few
oil 
salt to taste




Cut mutton pieces into small cubes and marinate with pepper powder,salt, turmeric powder, fennel powder and a few curry leaves and set aside for h…

Orappam/ Traditional snack of Kerala

Orappam is a traditional snack of Kerala which is made on festive occasions . It is made like a halwa and then lightly baked to make it crusty and crunchy on the exterior. Inside it has a fudge like texture. It is made with rice flour and coconut milk, sugar/jaggery and a taste which will surely make you nostalgic. You can also add egg in this recipe.Since most home did not have ovens in earlier days it was baked by closing lid tightly and  burning coconut shells and placing it on top and bottom. I tried an easy version here by baking in the oven.


Ingredients Rice flour-1 1/2cups Sugar- 1  cup Coconut Milk thick- 1 1/2 cup
Coconut milk thin- 1 1/2 cup Cashew nuts crushed- 1/3 cup Cardamon powder- 1/3 tsp (optional) Fennel seeds- a pinch Ghee-2 tsp Coconut oil  1/4 cup


Roast rice flour finely till there is no moisture left. Idiyappam flour is perfect for this recipe. Into the rice  flour mix in sugar, coconut milk, fennel seeds and combine into a batter just like for a cake. I have used the rose…

Lychee Pudding

Lychee Pudding
Lychee pudding is a delicious after dinner treat. It is easy to make yet exotic with flavor,taste and texture. Lychee is a summer fruit and is now in season. I picked a bag of lychee from the Asian market. I love to snack on this fruit. I tried this pudding recipe from the book Everyday Chinese Cooking by Leeann Chin. Try this, you will surely love it.
Ingredients
Lychees- 1 1/2 cup
White Grape juice or coconut water- 1/2 cup
Lemon juice- 1 tbs
Sugar-1/2 cup
Unflavored gelatin- 1 tbs
(or you can use agar agar powder)
Sour cream- 1/2 cup
Whole milk- 1/3 cup
Few drops of rum essence or rum- 1 tbs


Take half of grape juice or coconut water in a bowl and sprinkle gelatin and mix well. Let it stand for one minute. Meanwhile heat the rest of the grape juice. Add the gelatin and stir till it is dissolved and well combined.

Make a fine puree of lychee, lemon juice and sugar.
Transfer into a bowl and mix in sour cream, milk, gelatin mixture and rum. Pour into dessert bowl.

Cover …

Vazhuthananga/Brinjal Mezhukkupuratti

Vazhuthananga/Brinjal Mezhukkupuratti
Quick and easy side dish for rice. Mezhukkupuratti is a spicy stir fry with vegetables,onions and spices. It is a common side dish served with rice in Kerala. You can make mezhukkupuratti with any vegetable like plantain, yard beans, yam or any other of your choice. This vegetable dish is also served in Onam/ Vishu Sadhya.Here I have used eggplant/ Brinjal.
Ingredients Eggplant- 2 (I used the Chinese long eggplant)
Pearl onions- 10-12
Garlic-1 pod
Turmeric powder- 1/3 tsp
Chilly powder-1/2- 3/4 tsp ( adjust accordance to spice preference)
Pepper powder-a pinch
Curry leaves- 2 springs
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Coconut oil and salt to taste



Cut egg plant into one inch thick slice or into thin long slices.
Crush shallots, two curry leaves and garlic using a kitchen chopper or mortar and pestle.
Heat 2 tbs of coconut oil in a pan and add mustard seeds. When it splutters add curry leaves and the the crushed shallots and saute till the raw smell disapp…