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Beetroot Poriyal/Curry


I was not very fond of Beetroot for a long time. But when I was in India recently, my mother-in-law made this easy and yummy Beetroot curry and after that I got hooked on to it. It’s very easy to make and healthy too. It goes well with white rice and chapathi. Just mix it with white rice, voila! you have Beetroot rice ready for lunch with some crisp papad or potato curry.

  • Beetroot : 2 cups (grated)
  • Onion : 1 (finely chopped)
  • Oil : 2 tbsp
  • Green chilies : 4-5 (according to your spice level)
  • Mustard seeds : 2 tsp
  • Urad dal : 2 tsp
  • Curry leaves : 4-5
  • Shredded coconut : 1/4 cup

Method of Preparation:

  1. Heat oil in a pan add mustard seeds and urad dal after it sputters add onion.
  2. Fry them till it becomes translucent and add green chiliesย  and curry leaves.
  3. Fry them all together for 3-4 minutes and finally add beetroot.
  4. Add a 1/4 cup of water and close the lid.
  5. Cook till beetroot becomes soft and fully cooked.
  6. Finally add coconut and mix it all together.
  7. Garnish it with coriander leaves.
  8. Serve hot with chapathi or rice.



  1. Love beet root in any form esp. halwa. Very yummy curry. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Pudina vadai recipe coming soon. Thanks for the request.

  2. Hi Shriya,

    Tks for dropping by my blog ya! U’ve got a yummy space too! Love to explore it now..take care! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Hi shirya, poriyal is delicious esp if beetroot is used, like its sweet taste and thats a beautiful click too….thanks for dropping by,u got a lovely space,will surely visit often….

  4. Hi Shriya…thanks for dropping by my blog…you guys have a pretty good collection of recipes here…

  5. Hi shriya, thanks for dropping by my blog. Beetroot curry looking bright and delicious.

  6. what a colorful and yummy poriyal…thanks for visiting us at collaborative curry ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Shriya,

    Beet root poriyal looks really good, I love the color, only problem for me with beet root is its habit of making color where ever it goes, other than that i love them

  8. Thanks for stopping by kothiyavunu & for ur sweet comments..Very healthy & colorful stir fry.. loved the ingredients used to make it more delicious..

  9. Beetroot flavoured with so many different kinds of spices must have tastes heavenly and unique!

  10. Hi Shriya, thank you for visiting my blog “Sumadhura”.
    Beetroot poryal looks very delicious.

  11. Thanks for your comment, dear…poriyal looks yummy but I never tried with beetroot though….

  12. Oh I love that color – looks delicious!

  13. Hi Shriya, Thanks for dropping by our blog…you have a wonderful space here…just love your beet poriyal..c u soon..

  14. Simply Fav!!!

  15. What a beautiful dish. The color is amazing and the spicing sounds perfectly wonderful. Have a great day…Mary

  16. Wonderful poriyal. super:)

  17. Thanks guys, for all your lovely and encouraging comments!!!

  18. My all time fav poriyal. This tastes heavenly when had with curd.

  19. simply superb first time here

  20. Yummy!! I love beet root. Nice pic..

  21. Hi Shriya,

    I did this for the first time and its yummy and i cant believe i can do this good. Great one. Thanks a ton.

  22. Hi, I prepared just now, it turned out to be good, soft and tasty. Just wondering, no mention of salt here, is this supposed to go without salt….