Beetroot is good for health. As a matter of fact all vegetables are good for health as long as the recipe doesnt call for deep frying. Vegetables are a must in our house even if its with any non vegetarian meals – lunch especially. So usually its a fish on the side most days of the week with any stir fried vegetables dearly called poriyals, or vegetable curries (dearly called kootu, off course) and salads depending on whats available. This is a simple side dish that is served as an accompaniment to rice.
Serves : 3
Oil : 2 tsp
Mustard : 1/2 tsp
Urad Dal (whole) : 2 tsp
Curry leaves : few
Onion : 1 small
Red Chillies : 2 Broken
Beetroot : 2 Medium, grated medium
Coconut (grated) : 2 tbsp
Heat oil in a pan, add the mustard. Wait for it to splutter.
Add urad dal, wait for it to turn brown.
Now add the onions, red chillies and curry leaves
Saute for about 2 minutes
Finally add the beetroot.
Reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook for about 3-4 minutes
The beetroot should be cooked in its own steam
Add Salt to taste. Sprinkle with coconut and serve.