Saturday, December 5, 2009

Beetroot thoran/poriyal

A nice dry sidedish to go with plain rice...

• chopped pieces of beetroot
• Onions – 1
• 1 tbsp – mustard seeds
• 1 tbsp- cooking oil
. dry peanut - 10-15 pieces
• green chilly/ dry red chilli – 1-2 slitted
• 1 pinch of turmeric powder
• ½ tbsp of chilli powder
• Salt to taste

Method of preparation:

In a kadai, pour some cooking oil and splutter some mustard seeds, kadala paruppu, jeerakham, urud dhal seeds. When it becomes golden brown, add chopped onions, slitted green chillies, peanuts and lotsa of curry leaves and stir fry it till it becomes light brown. To this, add chopped pieces of beetroot and a pinch of turmeric powder, salt, chilli powder and mix it thoroughly and allow it to cook. Sprinkle little water if you feel it is dry and requires some more cooking.

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