Feb 20, 2008

Beetroot - Onion curry

Beetroot - A good source of fibre, no fat vegetable with few calories. This is how I do this curry and my kids love to eat this. The main ingredients are as follow..
Ingredients:
  1. Beetroot - 21/2 cups (chop it into cubes)
  2. Onion - 1 cup ( finely chop it)
  3. Salt to taste
  4. Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp (may not visible, I add this)
  5. Curry Powder - 3/4 tsp
  6. Garam Masala Powder - 1/4 tsp (optional)
  7. Fresh coconut - 1 tbsp
For seasoning:
  1. Oil - 1 1/2 tsp
  2. Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  3. Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp
  4. Urid dal - 1/2 tsp
  5. Red chillies - 1
  6. Asafoetida powder - a pinch
  7. curry leaves - 10 nos.
First wash and cut the beetroot into cubes and pressure cook upto 2 whistles. Now take a wide pan, preheat the oil, add mustard seeds, when it splutters add, cumin seeds, urid dal, red chillies, asafoetida powder and fry it for a minute. Now add the chopped onion and fry it till it turns transperant. Add the cooked beetroot to it. Add salt, turmeric powder, Curry powder and garam masala powder to it and mix it well. Turn off the stove when everything get mixed thoroughly. Sprinkle the fresh coconut and garnish it with curry leaves. Beetroot curry is ready to serve
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