Beetroot Thoran | Thoran Recipes | Side dish | Quick and easy Recipes | Vegetarian

Beetroot thoran is a healthy side dish for rice. Beets are cool-season vegetables that add vibrant color and fresh flavor to your healthy diet. Though they are usually consumed as root vegetables, beet and carrot greens are also edible and highly nutritious. They have huge health benefits. Beetroots are high in immune-boosting vitamin C, fiber, and essential minerals like potassium and manganese. Beets also contain the vitamin B folate, which helps reduce the risk of birth defects.

Now that we know the benefits of these veggies, let’s move on to the recipe….


2-3 medium Beetroots
2 tbsps. Oil
1 tsp. Urad Dal
1 tsp. Mustard seeds
2 Dried red chilies
1/2 cup Grated coconut
1/2 tsp. Turmeric powder
2 Green chilies
1 1/2 tsps. Onion, chopped
1 Garlic clove
A tsp. cumin and fennel seeds
1 tsp. Urad dal
Curry leaves, a sprig
Salt, to taste

Peel and finely chop beetroot. You can grate them also.
Grind the green chilies, grated coconut, cumin and fennel seeds, and garlic cloves in a mixer.
Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds and let them crackle. Then add urad dal, curry leaves and red chilli. Next add the chopped onions.
When the onions turn translucent, add the finely chopped beetroot, turmeric and enough salt. Mix well. Sprinkle 2 – 3 tbsp water, if required, and cover and cook for 8 – 10 minutes at medium-low heat, stirring occasionally until the veggies are done. Open the lid and cook for a minute until water evaporates completely.
To the cooked veggies add the ground mix of coconut. Mix well and allow to cook for 10-15 seconds.
Yummy beetroot thoran is ready ! Serve with rice and any other side-dishes.

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