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Beetroot poriyal

Bethica Das
5 minutes
Prep Time
10 minutes
Cook Time
3 People
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ABOUT Beetroot poriyal RECIPE

If you are looking for a simple and a healthy veggie stir fry dish, then go ahead and prepare this Beetroot Poriyal. It is a South Indian side dish, very popular in Tamil Nadu. It is a very quick recipe with lots of fresh grated coconut added to the end product. It is almost similar to Beetroot Thoran, a kerala speciality. Onions may or may not be added according to individual preference. It can be relished with either rice or chapattis, but it goes especially well with curd-rice or sambar-rice.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • South Indian
  • Stir fry
  • Side Dishes

Ingredients Serving: 3

  1. 2 medium size beetroot, cut into small cubes
  2. 1-2 tbsp. oil
  3. 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  4. pinch of fenugreek seeds
  5. 1 tbsp. chana dal
  6. 1 tsp. split urad dal
  7. 1-2 red chilies
  8. 2-3 slit green chilies
  9. 1-2 sprigs of curry leaves
  10. 1/2 cup fresh grated coconut
  11. salt to taste
  12. 2-3 tbsp. coriander leaves, chopped


  1. Heat oil in a pan and temper with cumin seeds and fenugreek seeds.. Then add the chana dal, urad dal, green chilies, red chili and curry leaves. Saute for a few seconds.
  2. Add the beetroot and salt. Cover and cook on a low flame till done. Stir at intervals and sprinkle water if needed.
  3. Switch off the flame. Add the coconut and coriander leaves. Give it a toss and serve as a side dish with either rice or chapattis. It goes very well with curd-rice or sambar-rice.

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Geetanjali Khanna
Geetanjali Khanna   Nov-23-2017

Looks great.

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