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Apr 2, 2014

Beetroot Poriyal Recipe

I just dont know why i am sharing these recipes, because it is so simple to make and also every veggies is prepared this way into poriyal in my day to day life. But i am still sharing this because i wanted to record all out staple recipes in my blog. Poriyal is one of my favorite and we make it almost daily with variety of veggies, you can see my array of poriyal recipes in my blog here..

Preparation Time : 5 mins
Cooking Time : 20 mins
Serves : 3 to 4


Beetroots - 1 large peeled and chopped (around 2 cups)
Water - 1/2 cup
Oil - 1 tblspn
Mustard Seeds / Kaduku - 1 tsp
Urad dal / Ulundu Paruppu - 1 tsp
Curry leaves - 1  sprig
Salt to taste
Chilli powder - 1 tsp


Take chopped beets in a microwave safe bowl and add in some water, sprinkle some salt and mix well. Cook it in microwave for 10 mins. Let it stand for a min in microwave and remove it. Now the water must have evaporated, if not drain it.

Heat oil in a kadai. Add in mustard, urad dal and curry leaves. Let it sizzle.

Now add in the cooked beets and toss well in the oil. Fry till it gets light golden and turns a little crispy.

Once it turns crispy add in chilli powder and mix well.

Serve with rice..

Take chopped beets in a microwave safe bowl

add in some water

season with some salt

cover it

cook for 10 mins

beets are perfecly done

heat oil in a kadai and add in seasoning stuffs

add in cooked beets and fry in the oil
till it turns little crispy..

add in some chilli powder

mix it up



  1. Healthy and tasty looking poriyal. Excellent preparation.

  2. Hi arthi. .wonderful Bolg. Excellent work.keep going.step by step photos makes this site excellent.

  3. Looks delicious Aarthi! I love beets so I can't wait to try this one. :-) Please don't ever feel bad about posting the simple recipes. For myself, and for others who live in other countries, sometimes we have never seen or tried these preparations, so even a simple recipe is new and interesting to us! I also have a request... can you please keep posting a photo of all your ingredients together? This is very helpful for me cooking in America, because sometimes our foods (like onions and tomatoes, for instance) are much larger than they are in India. When I prepare your recipes, I always look at your ingredient photo first, to make sure I am using the correct amount of each vegetable. Thank you so much for all your wonderful recipes and your step-by-step instructions and photos! My husband is from Tamil Nadu, and you help me to put delicious meals on the table that he loves :-)

  4. I second what ktsue said up there. Don't hesitate to post the basic recipes. I'm always interested to see what other people have for their meals every day, it gives me inspiration.

  5. Thanks for posting! Can I feed this to my 13 month old if I go easy on the chilli powder?


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