Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Beetroot Fry/Beetroot Palya

It is a simple fry to prepare other than the chopping part, for which there is an easy way too - grating!

Preparation Time - 10 mins
Cook Time - 20 mins
Serves - 2

Measurements & Ingredients:
  • Beetroot - 2 medium sized, peeled and cut into small pieces or grated (big chunks)
  • Spicy red chili - 1
  • Grated dry coconut - 2 - 3 tspns
  • Oil - 2 tspns
  • Mustard seeds(sasive) - 1/2 tspn
  • Asafoetida(hing) - a pinch
  • Curry leaves - a few
  • Salt to taste

 Heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds, hing, red chili and curry leaves.  Then add the chopped/grated beetroot and mix.
Add plenty of water and salt and let it cook covered on a medium heat for about 15 mins. 

After 15 mins, add the grated coconut.  With occasional stirring cook it uncovered for another 5 mins or until done.

Not that tough after all...
If you find it too hard to cut the beetroot into pieces, pressure cook it and it will be so soft to handle.  This tip was given to me by my MIL.

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