Skip to main content

Beetroot stir fry/puttu

Beetroot puttu is a quick side dish for your lunch. In my blog, I have already posted plantain puttu and potato puttu which can be prepared easily without much work. This beetroot puttu is also similar and there is no need for precooking as done for plantain and potatoes.

Beetroot stir fry/puttu - Beetroot puttu is a quick side dish for your lunch. In my blog, I have already posted plantain puttu and potato puttu which can be prepared easily without much work. This beetroot puttu is also similar and there is no need for precooking as done for plantain and potatoes. Anyone can prepare this easy dish for your family. For this dish also I suggest to use fresh beetroots which can be easily grated and gets cooked within few minutes. If you use 4 days old refrigerated beetroots it is difficult for grating and the taste is also not good. This beetroot puttu is a perfect side dish for sambar, rasam and pulikuzhambu. The leftover puttu can be used to prepare beetroot utthapam. Now let's see how to prepare this beetroot puttu.

Anyone can prepare this easy dish for your family. For this dish also I suggest to use fresh beetroots which can be easily grated and gets cooked within few minutes. If you use 4 days old refrigerated beetroots it is difficult for grating and the taste is also not good. This beetroot puttu is a perfect side dish for sambar, rasam and pulikuzhambu. The leftover puttu can be used to prepare beetroot utthapam. Now let's see how to prepare this beetroot puttu.


How to prepare Beetroot stir fry

Print Friendly and PDF
Beetroot puttu is a quick side dish for your lunch.This beetroot puttu is a perfect side dish for sambar, rasam and pulikuzhambu.

Prep time : 7 minutes
Cook time : 5 minutes
Serves : 2
Category : side dish
Author : Muthulakshmi Madhvakrishnan

Ingredients
  • 1 medium beetroot
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp grated coconuts
  • few curry leaves
  • 1/4 tsp mustard
  • 1/4 tsp urid dal
  • 2 tsp oil
  • salt to taste
Cooking Directions
  1. Peel and grate the beetroots evenly.
  2. Heat oil in a kadai and add the mustard and urid dal. When it splutters, add the green chillies and onions.
  3. Then add the curry leaves and the grated beetroots. Mix them well and continue to saute.
  4. Add the required salt. Close it with a lid for 2 minutes.
  5. After 2 minutes, sprinkle the grated coconuts. Mix them well and cook until all the moisture in the dish evaporates.

Beetroot stir fry/puttu with step by step photos

1. Wash the beetroots. Slice off the top and the bottom. Peel the skin gently. Take a grater and hold the grater with your left hand. Apply less pressure and grate the beetroot up and down. If you can't able to hold the beetroot, then cut them half and grate them. 


2. Heat oil in a kadai and add the mustard and urid dal. When it splutters, add the green chillies and onions. Saute them well until it turns golden brown.


3. Then add the curry leaves and the grated beetroots. Mix them well and continue to saute.
Add the required salt. Close it with a lid for 2 minutes. No need to add any water.


4. After 2 minutes, sprinkle the grated coconuts. Mix them well and cook until all the moisture in the dish evaporates. (If the beetroots are not cooked well, sprinkle a handful of water and cook.)


If you try this recipe for Beetroot stir fry/puttu send us your comments below and share the recipe for your friends and family.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Idli & Batter for Idli and Dosa

Idlies are an excellent and healthy breakfast in our South Indian cuisine. From babies to elderly people idlies are considered as one of the best food which are easily digested.  As you all know idlies are the comfort food in all the aspects such as healthy, easy, simple and quick.


Now we will see how to grind the idli batter for soft and fluffy idlies. Like most people, I learnt how to prepare soft and perfect idlies after so many practices.


Soaking
For table top wet grinders I suggest to soak the rice and dals for 5 to 6 hours. The idea behind this is that it grinds smoothly and so in the end you can get perfectly ground rice batter and dal batter. I learned this technique after so many experiments. If you soak the rice and dals overnight and grinding them in the morning, the batter ferments properly. You can also follow this technique if your fermentation process is not quick. Grinding
Usually I grind the rice first and then grind the urid dal. You can grind as you wish. For grinding…

Broccoli Masala

This is a restaurant style gravy using simple cooking methods. The broccoli also tastes amazing in the creamy gravy.

Broccoli has a wide variety of nutritional and medicinal health benefits. Try to consume this vegetable atleast twice in a month. Always avoid overcooking broccoli as half of its nutritional substances may be destroyed in the process.
If you want to make a mild gravy, just leave the fresh cream out and you'll still have a wonderful restaurant style gravy. Don't forget to add the kasuri methi leaves because it ties all the flavours together wonderfully. Feel free to adjust the chilly powder, garamasala powder and ginger garlic paste to fit your taste. When blanching the broccoli florets it's always a good idea to keep an eye on them because the temperature in the boiling water can change the blanching time quite a bit. If you can't get the broccoli, or it's too expensive then use the button mushrooms for the above masala. ( Saute the mushroo…

Collection of Kuzhambu varieties for lunch

KUZHAMBU RECIPES, 20 KUZHAMBU RECIPES FOR LUNCH
Kuzhambus are the foundation for a good lunch in South Indian cuisine. Although there are many rice varieties in South Indian cuisine, a bowl of rice and kuzhambu with any vegetable side dish makes our tummy happy. In this collection, I have shared many traditional Tirunelveli kuzhambu recipes. I have suggested authentic ingredients and spices in my kuzhambu recipes. If you find any spices are inconvenient, you may change according to your taste. Now let's see the collection of kuzhambu recipes here. Click on the pictures or the recipe here to view the recipe details with step by step instructions.




Collection of Kuzhambu varieties for lunch

1. Sodhi - Sodhi is one of Tirunelveli's traditional and popular kuzhambu.This kuzhambu is a special menu on the next day of marriage. A Tirunelveli wedding meal would not be complete without this Sodhi, potato poriyal and ginger chutney.  RECIPE HERE.


2. Pulikuzhambu - The best and the most authe…

Idi sambar

Idi Sambar recipe with step by step instructions. I learnt this recipe from my Grandma. My Grandma prepares several sambar recipes and each sambar has a unique taste. Each slightly different. All of her sambars are delicious. This Idi sambar is one of my favourite recipe from her. The aroma in the house was mouth watering when she cooks this sambar. For my grandma this Idi sambar and aviyal are quick and easy lunch dishes. Give it a try when you want something special but quick and easy.




An important first step to note when making this sambar is to bring the frying pan up to the required heat and fry the spices for about 3 minutes or until fragrant.
All the ingredients are handy and it is easy to prepare your own sambar powder. I always like sambar with mixed vegetables. The concept of adding different vegetables to make sambar was common in every household. I have used drumsticks, ladies finger, brinjals and mangoes. In addition, you can add potatoes, Indian beans, broad beans and bitt…

Green Peas Masala

Green Peas masala - Side dish for roti, nann, phulka and pulav. Easy and tasty gravy.
Cook easily in 30 minutes or less with this superfast, easy masala. Delicious and tasty green peas masala made lighter than other gravies with few ingredients.This is one of my all time favourite masala. My favourite Green peas masala requires some onion paste, tomato paste and simple ingredients you likely have in your kitchen. 



This masala is thick with full of tomato flavour and garamasala powder. In the final stage, a teaspoon of sugar enhances the  taste that pairs perfectly with the gravy. I always like to prepare this gravy with dried green peas because I have tried with other varieties of green peas, this one is my favourite. You can enjoy the taste of green peas in every single pea. This masala goes well with roti, poori, bread and any pulav or rice cooked in coconut milk. Let's see how to prepare this Green peas masala with step by step photos. 
Checkout my other masala recipes here
Mushr…

Kumbakonam Kadappa

Kumbakonam Kadappa - easy and simple gravy that makes a perfect side to any dish for breakfast or dinner. This gravy is rich and creamy with a perfect balance of flavours. This homemade Kumbakonam Kadappa is pretty easy to make with easily available ingredients in your kitchen by simple cooking methods.



This Kumbakonam Kadappa is loaded with healthy ingredients such as moong dal, coconut paste and potato. The base of the dish is moong dal and potato. The coconut paste is ground with few classic spices, add flavour to this dish. A dash of lemon juice in the last step helps to  balance the flavours. The moong dals not only add taste to this dish, but also extremely light and easy to digest. Compared to other gravies or kurmas, kadappa is one of the low carb gravy. Let's see some important tips for this Kadapa.
Whenever I cook moong dal based dish, I always dry roast the dal for a minute. Roasting the dals can turn your dish more flavourful. Try to use fresh coconuts as it produces …

Mixed Vegetable Soup

Mixed vegetable soup prepared with carrots, tomatoes, cauliflower and potatoes. There are endless varieties in preparing a soup. In this soup you can include additional vegetables like radish, beetroots, cabbage, broccoli, green peas and chayote. There is no need for any additional flour like corn flour or any other thickening agents.


This soup is great for kids, elderly people and also a perfect appetizer for a dinner party. There are so many ways you can do this mixed vegetable soup, but this recipe is easy and healthy. I like the lemon juice flavour in my soup so I have squeezed it while serving. If you want to add some protein to your soup, you can add a tbsp of moong dal along with the vegetables. Now we will easy how to prepare this easy and healthy soup.