Beetroot Fry – Beetroot Poriyal

November 17, 2016 BeetrootDry SabjiKootu / Poriyal Varieties  2 comments

Beetroot Fry is a simple yet yummy stir fry which I make quite often. I am always in the look of some sabji to pair with roti and dal, which is our usual lunch menu during week days. This Beetroot Fry has a simple twist which makes it suitable for both roti as well as rice. Though am not a big fan of beetroot, Chotu and hubby love it. U can either grate the beetroot or chop it finely like I have done. I personally dont prefer the grating part, Lazy me!!

Now to the recipe..


Beetroot Fry My Magic Pan


[Preparation Time-10 mins : Cooking Time- 25 mins]

Beetroot Fry Ingredients:

  • Beetroot – 4 to 5 (small ones)
  • Onion – 2
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Mustard – 1/2 tsp
  • Jeera – 1/2 tsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder – 3 tsp
  • Roasted Gram (pottukadalai) – a handful
  • Grated Coconut – 1 tbsp (optional)


Beetroot Fry My Magic Pan



  • Wash and peel the beetroots. Chop it finely or grate it. Heat a pan with oil and temper with mustard and jeera. Add finely chopped onions and saute until transparent. Now add the chopped beetroot followed by salt, chilli powder and coriander powder. Cook covered in low flame for 10-12 mins or until the beetroot is soft.

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  • Take the porikadalai in a mixer and grind it into a smooth powder. Add this and the grated coconut to the cooked beetroot. Saute for a few more mins so that all the moisture is absorbed and gets fried a bit. Switch off the flame.

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Thats it!! Beetroot Fry is ready!!

Serve hot with roti or rice.


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  1. U can grate the beetroot or chop it. Grated beetroot gets cooked faster.
  2. U can alternatively steam cook the beetroot first and then fry it. To steam cook – wash, peel, chop roughly into big chunks and steam cook until soft. Cut and use as desired.
  3. U can skip the coconut if u dont prefer.


Beetroot Fry My Magic Pan

2 comments to Beetroot Fry – Beetroot Poriyal

  • swathi  says:

    Beet root poriyal looks delicious never tried with adding pottukadalai I will try it.

  • marudhuskitchen  says:

    love the colour of beets…yummy recipe

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