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This is so healthy because it has both beets and greens, You can either use greens of the beets or any other greens like drumstick leaves, Amaranth or spinach whatever you have in the fridge. So delicious and goes with roti, rice, rasam, Steamed hot rice, anything. Here comes the recipe...

Ingredients :

Beets - 2 cups
Greens of beets or another greens - washed and chopped 2 cups
Onion - 1/2 cup
Mustard - 2 tsp
Urad dhal - 2 tsp
Tamarind pulp - 1 tbsp (optional)
Salt and oil

For grinding :

Coconut scrapped - 2 tbsp
Garlic big - 1 pod
Red chilli - 2 or as required

Method :

1. Cook beets in microwave or in the vessel by adding water so that beets has to immersed 3/4 th. Once all the water is absorbed it will be cooked. keep it aside.
2. Heat the oil in the frying pan add mustard and urad dhal.
3. Add the onion and saute till light brown meanwhile dry powder those grinding ingredients in the blender.
4. Now add the beets and greens in the pan and that coconut garlic powder with that tamarind pulp.
5. Add salt, saute and close with lid 3/4 th , stir once in a while until the greens are cooked well.
6. Serve with hot steamed rice and dhal or roti.


1. Beets can also be substituted by carrot and as well as potato.
2. Tamarind is optional , add it according to ur sourness level.

Unknown  – (June 1, 2009 at 1:00 PM)  

That is sureahealthy and colorfuldish!

Nandinis food  – (June 1, 2009 at 1:18 PM)  

Healthy and eye-catching dish! lovely decoration!:) Long back I used to cook beets green,you reminded me :)

Christo Gonzales  – (June 1, 2009 at 1:28 PM)  

another beautiful presentation - I need to start imitating you...

Nithya Praveen  – (June 1, 2009 at 1:28 PM)  

Wow...lovely click.Wonderful presentation.Healthy and good looking:)

Padma  – (June 1, 2009 at 2:02 PM)  

Have tried both seperately... never tried them together... good try Pavithra and again lovely presentation :)

sree  – (June 1, 2009 at 2:26 PM)  

That's one awesome presentation dear....never tried beets with greens ...i'll try it out sometime.

Priya Suresh  – (June 1, 2009 at 2:29 PM)  

Healthy and terrific colour always ur presentation!!!

Pooja  – (June 1, 2009 at 2:58 PM)  

Healthy and colourful poriyal! Love the presentation!

Chef Jeena  – (June 1, 2009 at 3:09 PM)  

Fabulous beetroot recipe, I love your presentation as always. :-)

Rush  – (June 1, 2009 at 3:14 PM)  

moms fav...she will love it when i show her this

Priya  – (June 1, 2009 at 4:03 PM)  

hi Pavithra...Your presentation is very beautiful! a visual feast. This dish reminds me of my mother....she makes it just the same way as you did, with coconut etc. Thanks.

kittymatti  – (June 1, 2009 at 4:22 PM)  

yummy! lovely presentation dear...looks so good..

Ramya Vijaykumar  – (June 1, 2009 at 4:27 PM)  

Amazing pic, such a healthy and a delicious poriyal!!!

Unknown  – (June 1, 2009 at 4:28 PM)  

Lovely dish, have never tried beet greens. After seeing this dish will surely try out.

Uma  – (June 1, 2009 at 4:49 PM)  

yum! beet curry looks so tempting and delicious Pavithra! Kudos to your presentation :)

Priyameena  – (June 1, 2009 at 5:41 PM)  

Looks colorful and marvelous presentation...

Lavanya  – (June 1, 2009 at 6:43 PM)  

wonderful presentation of beets curry..really awesome!!

Mangala Bhat  – (June 1, 2009 at 7:29 PM)  

Wow! wonderful presentation Pavitra ,:) Looks very colorful :)

Home Cooked Oriya Food  – (June 1, 2009 at 8:39 PM)  

Just great presentation as usual... I didnt know you could cook with beet leaves.. I am learning so much in this food blog world! Thanks fo sharing such a unqiue recipe...

Sujatha  – (June 1, 2009 at 8:53 PM)  

nice combo of beets and greens! looks very tempting!

Sweta (My Indian Dietitian)  – (June 1, 2009 at 10:38 PM)  

I love this poriyal- I tend to eat it with curd rice as I like to see the colour when mixed with curd!!
BTW,try adding a teaspoon of sambar powder the next time-it gives a very different taste to the poriyal :)

Nithya  – (June 1, 2009 at 11:41 PM)  

It looks lovely... and in India I really dont find beets with leaves... :(

Saritha  – (June 1, 2009 at 11:53 PM)  

Healthy and nice presentation

anudivya  – (June 1, 2009 at 11:55 PM)  

Oh how cute! The way you have arranged the beets on the greens in a dotted line looks so pretty!
Healthy and looks good too!

Parita  – (June 2, 2009 at 4:51 AM)  

Thats gorgeous presentation dear..looks super healthy and delicious!!!

Kalai  – (June 2, 2009 at 8:58 AM)  

Beautiful presentation and I never tried tamarind with beets.lovely dish.

Sakshi  – (June 2, 2009 at 9:17 AM)  

Wow what a get great ideas to click a it

Pam  – (June 2, 2009 at 10:23 AM)  

It looks so beautiful and healthy.

ARUNA  – (June 2, 2009 at 10:57 AM)  

this is awesome Pavithra.....healthy, colorful dish!

Anonymous –   – (June 2, 2009 at 11:01 AM)  

ya this dish is super tasty..I have had it quite a few times.wat a lovely presentation.

Unknown  – (June 2, 2009 at 2:21 PM)  

super! presentation dear....moreover it is good for health..

Anonymous –   – (June 14, 2009 at 11:38 PM)  

Hi .. this is KF from Malaysia .. we met at Moorpark's Underwood Farms. Well, I did not have some ingredients .. so I substituted the curry with Trader's Joe's Thai red curry sauce. I also cut the stems into short 1/5 inches. My greens were cut bigger so I could see the greens still. We are not vegetarians, so I used the same sauce for some chicken and had it side by side.

I have never cooked beets before, so I am glad you encouraged me .... mine had cubes of beets, short lengths of stalks and larger greens which is still visibly green.

Nice meeting you ... and great to see your blog. Will contact you for LA COUNTY FAIR field trip in early September.


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