Saturday, 15 October 2011

Beet Green Stir Fry

A simply delicious Indian style Stir Fry with the earthy beetroot and beetroot greens. Stir Frying a  hearty vegetables, usually with scraped coconut is popularly called Poriyal, Thoran or Varai, by Indians and Sri Lankans. 

In fact these version of Stir Fry is took an imperative part in their cuisines. Their meals or cookings  is more rather incomplete without this delicious side dish especially on the sumptuous festive feast.

Yes, you are absolutely right. This is what I am going to share today.A very easy to make recipe with the versatile  Beetroots and Beet Greens.Here in my place, its very rare that I find beets with the greens attached. 

Most of the time I found the greens is wilted or more likely damaged in looks. So, this time again I was on time and  lucky enough to have this Beets Greens from PYO farm. Obviously here the only place where I can find a best and fresh Beet Greens and veggies :) 

Moreover, I'm really obsessed with these version of Stir Fries.Ultimately irresistible and goes very well  as an appetizing accompaniment with steamed rice.

From now on, please don't ever throws the Beet Greens away. So, this is would be a delicious way to serve the Beet Greens. 

Beet Green Stir Fry

 2 small beetroot, cut into small pieces
 2.5cup beetroot greens, finely chopped
 1onion, finely chopped
 2green chillies-slit
 3clove garlic, finely minced
 1/2tsp ginger, finely minced
 3tbsp scraped coconut
 1tsp chilli powder
 turmeric a pinch

 1/4tsp mustard seeds
 1/4 tsp fennel seeds
 1/4tsp cumin seeds
 1/4tsp urad dal
 curry leaves a spring

Heat oil in a frying pan. Add the tempering ingredients. Let the mustard seeds to splutter then add onion,garlic,green chillies and ginger. Saute till onion softens for about 5 minutes..Add chopped beetroot, turmeric, chilli powder and salt. Cook covered for about 5 minutes on low heat. Now, add the chopped beet greens and scraped coconut.Stir frying the beets mixture on medium heat for another 10 minute. Serve hot 
  with rice.

1 comment:

Aarthi said...

This looks delicious..Should give it a try some day..Thanks for the recipe dear..

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