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Beetroot Fry

Sunday, April 18, 2010

It is difficult to believe how the hardy, crunchy often rough looking exterior of raw beets can be transformed into something wonderfully soft and buttery once they are cooked. While beets are available throughout the year, their season runs from June through October when the youngest, most tender beets are easiest to find.
Edible green leaves are attached to the tapered round or oblong root portions that we know as beets. While we often think of beets having a reddish-purple hue, some varieties are white, golden-yellow or even rainbow colored. The sweet taste of beets reflects their high sugar content making them an important raw material for the production of refined sugar; they have the highest sugar content of all vegetables, yet are very low in calories 
Beets are my fav, may be bcoz of their  eye catching color n buttery taste. My mom used to make lot of varieties wth beets ranging from sweets n savories to curries. 

Beets: 1 big, peeled n chopped finely
Onion: 1 medium, chopped finely
Oil: 1tbsp
Red chili: 2-3 flakes
Channa dal: 1 tsp
Cumin n mustard seeds: 1 tsp each
Red chili powder: 1tsp
Coriander powder: 1tsp
Garam masala: 1tsp
Salt: to taste
Garlic: 4-5 cloves, crushed

1) In a pan heat oil. Add red chili n Channa dal. Fry for 1 min.
2) Add cumin n mustard seeds. let them splutter  n add onions. Fry for 5mins or until onions are transparent on medium heat.
3) Stir in chopped beets n fry for 10 mins on medium to low heat covered.
4) By now beets will be soft. Cook for another 2 mins on medium to low heat uncovered.
5) Sprinkle all spices n adjust thm to ur taste. Cook for 1 min
6) Add crushed garlic cloves n cook for 1min n switch off.
Enjoy this delicious n healthy Beets fry with rice or chapathi.


Pavithra Srihari April 18, 2010 at 8:21 PM  

looks awesome ... beetroot fry looks yummy ...
I love to mix this in curd and have . That tastes heavenly

PranisKitchen April 18, 2010 at 10:00 PM  

beetroot stir fry looks delicious.
One of the very healthy vegetable.I used to prepare the stir fry.
nice pic too

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal April 18, 2010 at 10:08 PM  

Thanks Anita for sharing such a healthy recipe :)

A very new recipe for me, never made beets this way.

Shama Nagarajan April 18, 2010 at 11:09 PM  

yummy healthy fry dear

Life is beautiful!!! April 19, 2010 at 12:56 AM  

I love beetroot fry... :) Looks delicious...I follow a different method ...will try yours too :)

Silpa April 19, 2010 at 6:41 AM  

Thank You guys,
@ pavithra- Yeah me too . i love it with curd rice.
@parni- Thanks for the compliment. I dnt know why, pic appearers on blog little bit blurred, but the actual pis is diff. Its very nice.
@Priya- You welcome priya. Yeah its very healthy dish. try it..
@shama. Thank you shama
@life is beautiful- Thank you. Yeah try it it will be delicious n also i would like to try yours..

Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal April 22, 2010 at 7:36 PM  

Anita, tried it and bragged about it in my blog. I can only say this, yummy :)

Silpa April 23, 2010 at 6:23 AM  

Thank you so much priya for tryng out ths recipe..

Sharmilee! :) May 12, 2010 at 2:09 AM  

My fav veggie...colorful adn tasty post

Nithya June 16, 2010 at 9:30 PM  

Looks yummy. :)

I am here for the first time and you have a lovely space dear. Keep it going. :)

Poonam August 12, 2010 at 6:39 AM  

Never cooked with Beetroot! Looks Healthy!

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