Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Beetroot Curry

When I saw my dad eat this beetroot curry with rotis, I was shocked. He is a very picky eater when it comes to vegetables and I have never seen him eating beetroots till then. My mother-in-law made this curry and so I thought, my dad ate this without having any other option. After he got up from the lunch table, I went to him quickly and asked how he ate the beetroot curry. He replied with a smile in his face “It was really good”. I grew up seeing him and he was my role model even for my eating habits. So I wanted to try it out for myself and I loved the taste. From then on, this beetroot curry visits our kitchen every once in a while.

  1. Beetroot-1 large, peeled and chopped finely
  2. Oil- 2 teaspoons
  3. Mustard seeds- 1 teaspoon
  4. Onion - 1 medium, chopped
  5. Tomato- 1 chopped finely
  6. Moong dhal- 1 fistful
  7. Salt - to taste
To grind:

Grated coconut - 1/2 cup
Garlic - 3
Fennel seeds/Saunf -2 teaspoons
Green chilli- 3
  1. Make a fine paste of the ingredients under the To grind section and keep it aside.
  2. In a pressure cooker, heat oil and add mustard seeds.
  3. After it splutters add the finely chopped onions and let it saute till it becomes soft.
  4. Now add the tomatoes and saute for a minute.
  5. Add the washed moong dhal and give it a quick stir. 
  6. Add the chopped beetroot along with the ground mixture. Add salt and water if needed. The consistency should not be too watery nor too thick.
  7. Pressure cook till one whistle and switch off the heat. Check for consistency after the pressure is released and serve with rotis.


  1. Delicious curry, i can have with rice and papads..

  2. This is something new for me.......sounds delicious. Bookmarked.

  3. Beetroot curry looks so colorful and tempting. Must try it out once.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. u make beetroot suji so delicios .gr8 reaipe

  5. u know there is restaurant opposite chennai egmore station, which serves the same combo and its very famous among travelers .. really excited to this recipe here :)

  6. Bookmarked!!! Here at home dad`s a picky eater too...esp when it comes to beetroots..Im sure this delicious curry will be a hit!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  7. Oh My God. i'm simply drooling here. Wonderful presentation.

  8. Never tried like this..looks colourful n temting...thxs for dropping in my blog dear..u have nice collection of too following u..

  9. Colorful and tempting curry..delicious

  10. Beet root is good for health and the recipe given here is very simple to make. Thanks for giving the simple way of making the curry

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  12. appealing color and healthy curry - love it :)

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  13. Yum, mouth watering recipe. My favorite curry dish. Thanks for sharing.



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