Saturday, March 31, 2012

Beetroot Poriyal Recipe - Beetroot Stir Fry

Beetroot Poriyal Recipe
Hope all are having a great weekend. With mild showers yesterday we are having a nice climate here. And as I type this am waiting for the downpour again :) Have a great weekend!

As a kid I had trouble eating most vegetables and even during that time beetroot was my fav. Mixing it with curd rice to see the pink color was so exciting - hmm...good old memories. We make either beets poriyal or pachadi I like beets in any form but hubby on the other side is not fond of this veggie. But now I've a company as mittu likes beets too :)
Beetroot Poriyal Recipe

Beetroot Poriyal Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 30 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Side dish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Beetroot - 1 big sized
Big Onion -1 medium sized
Grated Coconut - 3 tbsp
Sambar powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Turmeric powder - a generous pinch
Salt - to taste

To Temper:

Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Urad Dhal - 1/2 tsp
Red Chillies - 2
Curry leaves - few
Hing(Perungayam) - 1/4 tsp


  1. Wash beetroot, peel off skin and chop it finely. Immerse it in water and wash it once again to get rid of the mud smell if any. Pressure cook beetroot with water( just till immersing level) turmeric powder and salt for 3-4 whistles.
    How to make beetroot poriyal - Step1
  2. Heat oil in a kadai - Add the items listed under 'to temper'. Then add onion fry till slightly browned. Then add cooked beets.
    How to make beetroot poriyal - Step2
  3. Once the moisture is absorbed, add sambar powder and salt. Then add grated coconut, give a quick stir and switch off.
    How to make beetroot poriyal - Step3
Serve hot with rice and sambar - my favourite combination for lunch.
Beetroot Poriyal Recipe

My Notes:

  • You can skip pressure cooking and cook beets while sauting itself. But I find this method easier as it makes cooking faster.
  • Adding sambar powder is purely optional, you can skip it too but I like the mild flavour of it so we prefer adding it.
  • Amma always adds coconut only after switching off any poriyal as raw coconut is not much of cholesterol she says so using it as raw as much as possible is good.
Beetroot Poriyal Recipe
Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Sharmi - same pinch! :) I too posted beetroot poriyal yday. Great minds think alike? :)

  2. Oh Sharmi! not beetroot today. I don't like beetroot, but my husband and daughter love it :)

  3. I also love adding a little sambar powder to my poriyals.
    Beetroot poriyal goes so well with curd rice, as you said.
    I love it too.

  4. Amma makes this Poriyal often. I am not a big fan of beets Sharmi, my husband and daughter like it so I have no option but to make it.

  5. The stir fry looks so yummy!!! Love the colour :)

  6. nice looking poriyal...Will try soon

  7. Love beets a looooooooot and offcourse the Poriyal too.. Looks yumm :)

  8. Healthy and colourful poriyal...loving it

  9. Lovely.. great source of iron. by the way I thought of asking you a question. Is it not inconvenient to use dosa spoon in kadai (or any other mixing) since the edges will be flat?

  10. OMG! this is ur clicks mk the dish look beautiful! :)
    SYF&HWS - Cook With SPICES" Series

  11. Love beetroot poriyal.. looks so nice ..

  12. simple and delicious curry. Me too make in the similar way, but no patience to cut beetroot. i grate this

  13. My lunch box menu consisted of beetroot rice lots of times. Inviting beetroot stir fry sharmi.

  14. Love beetroot, esp. when roasted..never try them stir-fried though. Yours looks delicious.

  15. the beetroot poriyal is looking so have it with sambar and rice... one of my fav combinations too.

  16. Yummy n healthy poriyal,sounds so delicious.

  17. delicious looking beetroot poriyal

  18. simple and delicious poriyal :)

  19. My favorite poriyal,lovely clicks

  20. hi da my mom makes the same way....even i love this veg.....nice pic...

  21. lovely :) I make this poriyal with beetroot and peanuts :)


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