Beetroot Poriyal Recipe - Beetroot Stir Fry

Beetroot Poriyal Recipe
Hope all are having a great weekend. With mild showers yesterday we are having a nice climate here. And as I type this am waiting for the downpour again :) Have a great weekend!

As a kid I had trouble eating most vegetables and even during that time beetroot was my fav. Mixing it with curd rice to see the pink color was so exciting - hmm...good old memories. We make either beets poriyal or pachadi I like beets in any form but hubby on the other side is not fond of this veggie. But now I've a company as mittu likes beets too :)
Beetroot Poriyal Recipe

Beetroot Poriyal Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 15 mins | Cooking Time : 30 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Side dish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Beetroot - 1 big sized
Big Onion -1 medium sized
Grated Coconut - 3 tbsp
Sambar powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)
Turmeric powder - a generous pinch
Salt - to taste

To Temper:

Oil - 1 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Urad Dhal - 1/2 tsp
Red Chillies - 2
Curry leaves - few
Hing(Perungayam) - 1/4 tsp


  1. Wash beetroot, peel off skin and chop it finely. Immerse it in water and wash it once again to get rid of the mud smell if any. Pressure cook beetroot with water( just till immersing level) turmeric powder and salt for 3-4 whistles.
    How to make beetroot poriyal - Step1
  2. Heat oil in a kadai - Add the items listed under 'to temper'. Then add onion fry till slightly browned. Then add cooked beets.
    How to make beetroot poriyal - Step2
  3. Once the moisture is absorbed, add sambar powder and salt. Then add grated coconut, give a quick stir and switch off.
    How to make beetroot poriyal - Step3
Serve hot with rice and sambar - my favourite combination for lunch.
Beetroot Poriyal Recipe

My Notes:

Beetroot Poriyal Recipe

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