Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Beetroot Poriyal

Eating Beetroot is a difficult task for me. so i never pick beets when i go for buying vegetables. But hubby brings atleast 1/2 kg of beets, when he goes to buy vegetables. most of the time i make Beetroot Kootu and this poriyal. I think i have tasted a similar sort of poriyal from Saravana Bhavan. This Poriyal has Chana Dal and Grated Coconut, which will make you eat, even if you are a beetroot hater like me.

Beetroot Poriyal


Beetroot - 2
Chana Dal - 5 tbsp's
Big Onion - 1
Grated Coconut - 2 tsp's

For Tempering:

Oil - 1 tbsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves - 8
Split Urad Dal - 1 tsp
Dry Red Chilli - 2
Green Chilli - 1


1. Soak the Chana Dal in warm water for about 30 mins.

2. Peel the skin of the beetroot and chop then into small pieces.

3. Pressure Cook the Beetroot and Chana Dal for about 4 - 5 whistles.

4. Heat a Pan, add oil and heat it.

5. Add mustard seeds and let it pop and add split urad dal, curry leaves and green chilli & broken red chillis.

6. Now add the Finely Chopped Onion and fry it till it turns translucent.

7. Add Pressure Cooked Chana dal  and Beetroot to the Pan and fry them for 2 minutes in medium flame.

8. Remove the Beetroot's from the flame and add grated coconut and give a stir. transfer to the serving bowl.

Beetroot Thoran

Serve Hot with Rice and Ghee. My kid liked it, So Why Don't You Try for your Kid?


  1. Lavi, beetroot poriyal is so yummy..always love this poriyal...looks inviting..

  2. Wow!!!Beetroot poriyal sounds too gud,Excellent picture...

  3. I love beets....I don't add chana dal and onion to mine. Try beetroot sambar, Lavi.....it ranks right up there with drumstick sambar for me.

  4. beautifully clicked!!!!!!1 luks so delicious and nice color.. happy to follow ur blog

  5. i too love the saravanabhavan curry.but due to laziness i always grate it and make poriyal Will trry this method once.
    nice clicks

  6. Lovely color !!! I love beetroot recipes for its color mainly, it makes it that more tempting.

  7. Hi though I am not a fan of beetroot,this curry is very tempting and inviting.

  8. delicious poriyal very halthy and liked the pics too

  9. Love beets poriyal anytime, even today i prepared them...lovely stir fry..

  10. Amma makes similar Beets poriyal and forces us to eat. She says it is good for us and we must eat it. This poriyal definitely looks like the SB one..

  11. hi lavi ur blog looks so good iliked ur blog very much

  12. That is something new for me. It looks very delicious and I think it is fun to make. I want to try that recipe. I just wish that I can get the perfect taste.


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