Saturday, 1 June 2013

Beetroot Thoran

Thoran is a popular dish from Kerala and is usually eaten with steamed rice.Thoran can be made with beetroots,carrots and even cabbage.The vegetables are finely grated and stir-fried  with grated coconut,mustard seeds and curry leaves.

Beetroots-2 medium size,grated
Coconut-1/2 cup,shredded
Urad dal-1 teaspoon
Mustard seeds-1/4 teaspoons
Curry leaves-5-6
Small onions-2-3
Green chillis-2
garlic-2 cloves
Cumin seeds-1/4 teaspoons
coconut oil/vegetable oil-1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder-1/4 teaspoon
Salt to taste

-In a mixer jar put the shredded coconut,green chillies,garlic,onions,cumin seeds and turmeric powder and grind to make a paste.Do not add ay water to make the paste.
-In a pan heat oil and add mustard seeds and let it splutter.Add the curry leaves,salt and the grated beetroot.
-Mix the beetroot well and let it cook on slow flame for 5-6 minutes.
-When the beetroot is properly cooked add the coconut paste and stir well again for 2-3 minutes.
-Serve hot with steamed rice,sambhar and papad.

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