Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Beetroot Curry/Subji



Beetroot, just another vegetable! Neither is it my favorite nor something that I hate.The usual dish prepared using Beetroot in my household is the Beetroot Thoran and sometimes this Beetroot Pulao, nothing more than that. I know many other recipes like Beetroot parathas and raithas can be prepared with it but somehow never got around making it.

Once when I had been to my aunt's place, my cousin there told me about this recipe which, she said is a great side for rotis and also makes a filling soup by itself. My mom started preparing that curry very frequently and she kept saying that it tastes very good. 


So yesterday, when we decided to make rotis and on checking the refrigerator, I did not have anything other than the beets, this recipe came to my mind. I tried it out, making a few changes to the original recipe. It was hit at home both with elders and kids.
The curry has a burst of flavours, slightly sweet from the beets, tangy and spicy. All in all a recipe which has found place in my blog and is going to be regular in my kitchen too.



What you'll need
  1. Beetroot – 1 Medium
  2. Potato – 1 Medium
  3. Onion – 1 Medium
  4. Tomato – 3 Medium
  5. Chilly Powder – 1 tsp
  6. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  7. Turmeric Powder – ¼ tsp
  8. Garam Masala – ¼ tsp
  9. Amchur Powder – ¼ tsp (optional)
  10. Sugar – ½ tsp (optional, only if beets are very bland)
  11. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  12. Oil – 1 tbsp
  13. Salt to taste

Method
  1. Wash, peel and dice the beets and potatoes into medium sized cubes.
  2. Roughly chop the onions.
  3. Chop the tomatoes and grind.
  4. Heat a small pressure pan or cooker with oil, add the cumin seeds.
  5. Once the cumin crackles add the onions and sauté until light brown.
  6. Next add the tomato paste and sauté until all the moisture is absorbed.
  7. Next add the turmeric powder, chilly powder, coriander powder, garam masala and sauté for a minute.
  8. Now add the diced beets and potatoes, mix well.
  9. Add salt and about 2.5 cups of water. Mix well.
  10. Close the lid and cook till 3 whistles, lower heat and cook for another 5 minutes.
  11. Remove from heat, do a taste check and add amchur powder and sugar if required.
  12. Garnish with coriander leaves.



 Serve warm with roti or rice.



26 comments:

Akila said...

Yummy n delicious curry

DivyaGCP said...

Delicious Curry.. Love beetroot for its color.. :)

Follow Foodie said...

Love the colour !

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Ruchi Indu said...

very nice... I too remember my mom making a similar dish. Need to try this.

Sona S said...

beautiful presentation.. and curry looks delicious..

nayana said...

Very colourful and yummy looking curry....

Kalpana Sareesh said...

they work so well for roti..

Chitz said...

Colorful & yummy curry.. Looks very awesome :) Loved the clicks too, as usual :)

Sapana Behl said...

looks so perfect . i was wondering how it would taste ?

Poornima Arun said...

nice colorful curry

Priya Suresh said...

Terrific colour, beautifully done..Love beets very much.

Kaveri regarding ur q'n about brownies, you can skip the eggs and use yogurt..

Vimitha Anand said...

Curry looks so colorful dear
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JEYASHRI SURESH said...

Very flavorful and colorful masala

PT said...

wow the color is awesome.. perfect with roti..

divya said...

looks very tempting. Irresistible.

Priya Yallapantula said...

Absolutely love the idea and the color both. Please do send it to my "Healthy Me & Healthy Us" event (read the rules).

Hema said...

Colorful and looks perfect with the rotis..

Julie said...

lovely color dear,looks healthy!!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Delicious and perfect curry for chapathis...

Roshni said...

Yummy side for roti

Suja Manoj said...

This is a nice recipe,love the color.

Vineetha said...

beautifully captured kaveri..love the colour ,looks so yummy :)

Maha Gadde said...

luv d cliks n pretty luking rotis..onlky 4 dat can have d curry.
MAHA

Nalini said...

hi
i am a newcomer to ur blog. i make a similar dish with beet root for my hubby's dabba (for years now) everything about my method is same only i don't use Potato & amchur in my diah. and i use grated coconut which is ground with coriander leaves & ginger as garnish many a times. also i avoid the onion when my mom-in-law is with me.

Nalini said...

Hi
just read one of your older posts on navaratri pulingari. u ve mentioned there that you are from Puthucode. which village and how often do you visit?
o btw i am from south village

Anonymous said...

I tried this, but spoiled by adding a lot of water

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