Beetroot masala

Beetroot fry is a delicious vegetarian side dish made of beetroot and Indian spices.

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Preparation Time : 10 mins

Cooking Time : 10-15 mins

Serves : Family of four

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Main Ingredient : Vegetables
Recipe Type : Dinner Lunch

Ingredients :


  • Beetroot - 2 medium
  • Onion - 1 medium
  • Tomato - 2
  • Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Chilli powder - 1 for medium spicy or 2 tsp for very spicy
  • Green chilli - 1 (optional)
  • Cumin ( jeera) powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)
  • Cinnamon - 1 inch long strip
  • Coriander leaves - few
  • Oil - 3 tblsp
  • Oil - 1 tblsp for the end (optional)
  • Salt - to taste
  • Water - as required

Method :
  1. Cut the beetroot into 1 inch cubes.
  2. Chop onion, tomatoes, chilli and coriander leaves.
  3. Heat oil in a pressure cooker pan.
  4. Add beetroot and fry for about 2-3 minutes. Remove them from pan and set aside.
  5. Add the cinnamon stick and chopped onion to the pan. Fry them for about 4-5 minutes.
  6. Add ginger-garlic paste and fry for a further minute.
  7. Add the tomatoes, chilli, turmeric, chilli powder and jeera powder;Stir for about 3-4 minutes.
  8. Add beetroot, stir and cook for about 1-2 minutes.
  9. **Add about 100ml of water. Cover and pressure cook on a medium heat. Switch off after the second whistle. Open the lid once the pressure has gone.
  10. Simmer the mixture on a medium heat for few more minutes until the sauce is thickened.
  11. Garnish with coriander leaves.

** - If a pressure cooker is not available, replace the step starting with the symbol ** with the following step and continue.

  1. Add about 250-300ml of water.
  2. Cover the pan and cook the beetroot on a medium heat for about 16-18 minutes.

Notes : This dish taste better with Rice/Chapati/Naan. For a variation, please try Beetroot and Mutton masala.

Other Names : Beetroot poriyal


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