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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Beans Beetrot stir fry!

Hello everybody!!! I am finally back after a long break...well actually, I'm still on vacation, woohoo!! The long disappearance was just coz I reached Dubai on Thursday and then in the excitment of seeing A, I temporarily forgot about u guys..sorry!! But nevertheless, I'm here finally with yet anther tasty treat. So, did u miss me? I hope u did..:P. This particular dish is one of A's favorites and something I sort of came up with on my own. The reason I say "sort of" is because I saw the original recipe on another website and then adapted it to the ingredients I had at home. The result is a simple, tasty and healthy dish that you can have with rice or chapathys. So, on to the recipe...

  • 1/2 kilo beans, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 medium sized beetroot, chopped finely
  • 2 green chillies, finely chopped
  • 1 medium sized onion, finely sliced
  • 1/4" piece ginger, ground coarsely
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoons red chilly powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 tablespoons coconut, grated
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry leaves, garnish
  • Boil beans in water for about 15 minutes with turmeric powder and salt. After this, let them cool under running water.
  • While the beans cool, let the beetroot boil for 10 minutes till soft and the red colour almost goes.
  • In a saucepan, heat a tablespoon and a half of oil and splutter mustard seeds.
  • Add the ginger, curry leaves, green chillies and onions and saute till the raw smell goes. Add a little salt to cook the onions faster.
  • Add the turmeric, coriander and chilly powder and sautee for a minute. Reduce the flame at this stage.
  • Add beans at this stage, mix once and then close on a low flame for 5 minutes.
  • Now add the beetroot, mix and close for another 5 minutes.
  • Check salt levels at this stage.
  • Add the coconut at this stage and close for another 5-7 minutes on a very low flame.
  • Garnish with curry leaves.
Tada, beans beetroot stir fry is ready! Now, wasn't that simple? Even those who don't like veggies will surely love this one. Time for some pics....

So, what do u think? Not bad, right..try it out and let me know how it turns out. Till next time, God bless!


  1. Hi Neetu,how r u? hope you have settled down by now,this is a tasty and healthy recipe,will surely try this combo

  2. I usually can't cook worth anything, but this was really simple and it turned out great! Thanks! GL & GB -RP

  3. @ Suja- Hi dearie..lovely to hear from u!! i sure have settled down, but another week and I'm back to Canada..a lil sad about that :(. So trying to enjoy as much as I can! Do try this out, u'll love it!

    @ RP- Hi Gl and GB-RP, this is the first time someone wrote to me after trying out a recipe...much appreciated! Glad it turned out good!


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