Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Beetroot Kurma


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Beetroot is my favourite vegetable right from my childhood days. Always, the coloured vegetables are good for health and I don't think, anyone would dislike a vegetable that has got many medicinal value. Beet greens and Beetroot are high in phosphorus, magnesium, iron and vitamin B6. Beetroot is effective in treating blood pressure, gastric ulcer, Cancer, gall bladder & kidney ailments and many more diseases.

Beetroot Kurma is prepared with just a few basic ingredients and this can be served as a side dish to any Indian bread variety and mildly flavoured rice dishes.

Ingredients :

1. Beetroot - 1/2 Cup (Chopped)
2. Onion - 1/2 Cup (Chopped)
3. Tomato - 1 (Finely Chopped)
4. Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1/2 tsp
5. Coriander Powder - 1/2 tsp
6. Red Chilly Powder - 1 tsp or adjust to your taste
7. Garam Masala - 1 tsp
8. Coconut - 1 tsp (Grated)
9. Poppy seed - 3/4 tsp (Soak for 30 minutes)
10. Cashew - 3
11. Coriander Leaves - For garnishing
12. Oil - 1 tbs
13. Salt - Needed Qty





Procedure :

1. Heat oil, add onion and saute till tender.
2. Add ginger-garlic paste and saute till the raw smell is gone.
3. Add chopped tomato and beetroot. Saute for about 5 minutes.
4. Now, add coriander powder, chilly powder, garam masala salt. Mix with the contents in the pan.
5. Add water and cover the pan with lid.
6. Meanwhile, grind coconut, soaked poppy seeds and cashew to a fine paste. Keep aside.
7. Once the beetroot is cooked well, add the ground masala. Mix well and medium the flame.
8. Switch off the stove when the contents get thickened.
9. Garnish with coriander.
10. Serve hot with any Indian roti or rice.

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Who tried this recipe?
1. Sharanya

30 comments:

Soumya said...

beet root is my fav too...tempting color...kurma looks delicious...

Chitra said...

Beet root - one of my favorite vegetables. :-)

Satya said...

wow what a gorgeous color ...never made kurma with beets ...looks so delicious n healthy ...yummy

Satya
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LK said...

இட்ஸ் நியூ டு மீ. லேட் மீ டெஸ்ட் திஸ் சண்டே

coolblogger said...

looks colorful and tempting!

Nithu Bala said...

Thank you friends..

@LK, hope you would like the taste:-)

Ms.Chitchat said...

Nice looking sabji,loved the deep color of the beet.

Priya Sreeram said...

looks lovely- have never heard of beet kurma- interesting!

deepti said...

What a colorful Kurma...Healthy one too..
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Shama Nagarajan said...

delicious kurma..nice one

Biny Anoop said...

healthy and innovative ...looking yummy........
Biny

Jaleela Kamal said...

nithu nice kurma, from childhood my fav also, then now my son's fav also.

Treat and Trick said...

Very beautiful color, healthy and yummy though I never tried kurma with beetroot before..

Priya said...

Beautiful looking kurma, loved beets as anything too..

Gayathri's Cook Spot said...

Colourful kurma. Looks yummy!

vidhas said...

beetroot kurma is new recipe for me, surely it will be a hit in kids.

புவனேஸ்வரி ராமநாதன் said...

Very colourful. Looks great.

Suja Sugathan said...

Delicious Kurma with tempting color..so nice.

Mrs.Menagasathia said...

Never tried kurma alone with beetroot...looks colourful n gr8!!

Nitha said...

colourful and delicious..

Kairali sisters said...

What a color..Kuruma looks yuummm

Mrs.Kannan said...

hi you have a wonderful blog, are you the one who shared the recipe(Choco fudge)in aval vikatan..you are name looks familiar..

Mrs.Kannan said...

Sorry I said Aval vikatan..It's published in vikatan's Deepavali Malar.

swapna said...

Love beets...sure this looks yumm!!

Krishnaveni said...

unusual kurma recipe, must be super delicious and healthy

Nithu Bala said...

Thank you friends for the lovely comments..

@Mrs.Kannan, Thanks for dropping by..Yeah, that is me..Thanks for your lovely words about my blog. Love to see you often here..

Madhu said...

We have a small party tomorrow for Halloween! This will look very nice Nithu! thanks for sharing.

Jaisy James said...

never tried beetroot kurma sounds grt

Jaisy James said...

never tried beetroot kurma sounds grt

Torviewtoronto said...

delicious kurma love the addition of poppy seeds
thank you for linking Nithu