Monday, January 18, 2016

Beetroot poriyal/Beetroot stir fry/Simple vegetarian thali - 1/Vegetarian lunch ideas -1

Pictured - Beetroot poriyal, Brinjal rasamRadish Sambar/Mullangi SambarNellikka pickle/amla pickle, curds, Lotus stem fry 

Love Beetroot ! Try the following recipes 

Beetroot pickle

Pink dip

Beetroot tonic

Beetroot dhokla

Beetroot bittergourd stir fry

ABC juice 

Beetroot halwa

Beetroot pulav

Beetroot kesari


Beetroot, grated or finely chopped - 2 nos
Mustard seeds - 1 tsp
Urad dal - 1 tsp
Dry red chillies - 2 nos
Curry leaves
Sambar powder - 1/2 - 1tsp
Grated coconut- 3 tbsp
Salt as needed
Oil - 1 tbsp

           Pictured - Beetroot poriyal, Brinjal rasam, Radish Sambar/Mullangi Sambar, Nellikka pickle/amla pickle, curds, Lotus stem fry 

Pressure cook beetroot with salt and 3 tbsp of water until one whistle. Do not overcook.

Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds, Add urad dal and roast till light brown. Add dry red chillies, curry leaves, asafoetida and turmeric powder. Add cooked beetroot and stir well. Add sambar powder and grated coconut. Stir fry till all the water is dried out. Serve hot with rasam, sambar, and rice.


  1. Woow super , thanks for sharing variety poriyal .

  2. I have never had beetroot prepared this looks so GOOD, Beena.

  3. Delicious and very inviting looking dish. A wonderful accompaniment with hot rice.

  4. Made this before and thus, I so agree on the deliciousness.

  5. Beetroot poriyal ( thoran, fry ) is a very tasty dish. It is an ideal combination with rice thali. Adds color to the whole platter, is yummy and a healthy dish. Rich in antioxidants Beetroot lowers cholesterol levels.
    Fried Lotus stem on top of rice looks cool :)
    Thanks for this yummy post :)

  6. This is a quick and healthy dish

  7. Very healthy and delicious one :-)

  8. This is easily my kid's favorite stir fry... and look at that spread! Vishakunnu...

  9. Yummy looking poriyal..really very healthy dish

  10. Healthy and delicious poriyal..

  11. I love beetroot, but never tried making a veggie dish out of it. Will try this one.Sounds good.

  12. I am a beetroot lover!
    Love to try this!

  13. healthy and delicious thali..this poriyal looks superb

  14. My favorite vegetable! Just for its color! Thank you for sharing this amazing recipe! :)



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