Saturday, June 5, 2010

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.

Beetroot and beet leaves thoran 

This is another delicious thoran with beetroot. 
Stir fry beet leaves and stems along with onions and add cooked beets. For the thoran mix follow the same recipe as above...



Try this..


Hope you will all enjoy.

32 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

    Love
    Kairali sisters

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

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  7. looks healthy and delicious dear :-)

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  8. Beetroot thoran looks so colourful and lovely.

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

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  10. Delicious, colourful, healthy Beetroot Thoran.

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

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

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

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

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  15. delicious and colorful thoran..

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

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

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

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

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  20. Thoran looks colorful and lovely

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  27. Colorful and very nice thoran.

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

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  29. Lovely and colorful.

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