For the First time, in my journey of cooking, I'm doing somethin' with Beets! This is certainly not my fav veggie. But, after reading the benefits of it, couldn't resist buying them from local market..

Benefits:
  • Lowers the blood pressure
  • Used in treating fever and Constipation
  • Good source of Vitamin C and Folic acid
  • Helps stimulate the function of liver cells and protects liver and bile ducts
  • It can prevent Varicose veins
  • It helps in treating Skin problem, headache, menstrual problem and etc.,
Ingredients:
Beets- Four
Oil - 1tbsp
Grated Coconut - 3tbsp
Cumin Seeds - 1tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1tsp
Red Chillies- 2

Preparation:
Pressure cook the beets with less amount of water to two whistles.
Remove them and chop to small chunks.
Heat a pan with 1 tbsp of oil and add cumin seeds, mustard seeds, red chillies.
Add the chopped Beets, fry for 10 mins in medium heat.
Add salt and 3tbsp grated coconut and fry for 2 mins.
Garnish with Cilantro leaves.

Comments (33)

On November 9, 2009 at 3:51 PM , Anupama said...

making simply fries like this preserves the taste, flavor and nutrients in veggies I feel :-)... good one...

 
On November 9, 2009 at 4:50 PM , Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

Thats a simple dish. Looks so colorful!
Try adding the same to rice too... It will be yum!

 
On November 9, 2009 at 6:31 PM , sree said...

lovely looking dish packed with nutrients. I usually make beets fry without boiling them....ofcourse cutting them is pretty painful this way but I think it's worth :)

 
On November 9, 2009 at 6:53 PM , A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine said...

This is one of my favorite fry, i pressure cook it as whole without even peeling off, that way it is easier to peel and chop. Looks s delicious.

 
On November 9, 2009 at 7:04 PM , Malar Gandhi said...

Too good, one of my fav' vegetable...I like to get my hands pink, he he.

 
On November 9, 2009 at 7:39 PM , Laavanya said...

I'm slowly getting my husband to liking this too. I don't love beet curry (find it too sweet) but it's growing on me.

 
On November 9, 2009 at 8:05 PM , Tina said...

So colourful and simple....

 
On November 9, 2009 at 8:19 PM , Anncoo said...

This is so healthy and I love the colour :)

 
On November 9, 2009 at 8:57 PM , Suparna said...

hi Ann,
I'm in for simple stir fries any day. Simple with minimal ingredients..tastes awesome :)
TC

 
On November 9, 2009 at 9:16 PM , Shri said...

I did not know you could fry beets..Must try!

 
On November 9, 2009 at 10:12 PM , 5 Star Foodie said...

I always only boiled beets, a fry sounds so good!

 
On November 9, 2009 at 10:38 PM , chakhlere said...

Me too not a very comfortable with beet...but I eat them for nutritious value. Making this really is a nice idea to consume beets.

 
On November 10, 2009 at 1:23 AM , Sushma Mallya said...

so simple & delicous...lovely click too ann

 
On November 10, 2009 at 7:50 AM , lata raja said...

This is indeed simple yet lovely dish. And yes beets are rich in nutrients.

 
On November 10, 2009 at 10:00 AM , Erica said...

My mom loves beets!!!I am not a huge fan, but that looks delicious.

 
On November 10, 2009 at 9:54 PM , Sangeetha Subhash said...

Comforting, healthy and yum. we had it for dinner last night. comfortable food . Urs look so colorful and delicious ann.

 
On November 10, 2009 at 11:45 PM , RAKS KITCHEN said...

I too rarely make this as my hubby hates eating this! But I love it!

 
On November 12, 2009 at 5:59 PM , Viki's Kitchen said...

Love the beets always. Your fry seems very nice dear.

 
On November 12, 2009 at 6:36 PM , Mythreyi Dilip said...

Beets fry looks delicious. Colorful and nutritious. Perfect for vattal kuzhambu rice.

 
On November 12, 2009 at 7:41 PM , Pam said...

Simple, healthy and delicious.

 
On November 13, 2009 at 1:36 AM , Kanchan said...

true beet has loads of positives, even the way it makes your hands pink while cutting :)
looks nice...

 
On November 13, 2009 at 8:07 PM , Gita said...

Thats a healthy and colorful fry...nice interesting facts about beets :)

 
On November 14, 2009 at 2:59 PM , Parita said...

Totally agree with you..hence my dad used to give me carrot and beet juice everyday :-)
Love beet fry especially with grated coconut :-)

 
On November 15, 2009 at 7:26 AM , Rohini said...

Beets is never my fav.. but still Loved the perfect color of your fry!!

 
On November 15, 2009 at 8:09 AM , Karine said...

I have never had a beet fry. Interesting recipe!

 
On November 17, 2009 at 6:24 PM , Anonymous said...

great click!!! looks yummy!!

 
On November 27, 2009 at 5:26 AM , Anita said...

This sounds wonderfully healthy. good idea.

 
On December 14, 2009 at 6:30 PM , Hapi said...

hello... hapi blogging... have a nice day! just visiting here....

 
On December 21, 2009 at 9:58 AM , tracieMoo said...

I love your healthy and nutritious cookings. These beets are not only pretty I'm sure they taste good!

 
On December 30, 2009 at 3:17 PM , Mythreyi Dilip said...

Wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous New Year dear:)

 
On February 23, 2010 at 6:55 PM , Kumudha said...

I like Beets!

Beets fry sound so delicious rotis...

 
On March 4, 2010 at 12:22 AM , Soma Pradhan said...

This is looking very healthy

 
On March 29, 2010 at 11:08 AM , Rick said...

I absolutely love beets and am always looking for new ways to prepare them!