Jun 5, 2017

Beetroot And Peanut Stirfry

My next recipe for this lunch menu is again a side dish. But it's not like broadbeen, brinjal and cauliflower curry, today's recipe is a sir fry. Beetroot  a healthy root vegetable, but most of the people don't like this vegetable because of it's color. Even we add any other vegetable along  with this,beetroot will change that vegetable color too. Usually we top with grated coconut for stir fries, this beetroot will change the white coconut color. Because of that i don't like to add any other vegetable with beetroot. But I cook this vegetable twice in a week because of it's nutritional values.   

Beetroot  --- 3 medium size
Onion  --- one big chopped
Oil  ---  one tab sp
Mustard seeds  --- 1/4 tea sp
Cumun seeds --- 1/2 tea sp
Channa dal ---  1/2 tea sp
Urad dal  ---  1/2 tea sp
Peanuts  --- 1/4 cup
Curry leaves  --- one spring
Turmeric powder  -- 1/4 tea sp
Salt to taste
Coriander seeds  ---1/2 tea sp
Red chillies  ---  4
Sesame seeds  -- 1/2 tea sp
Peanuts  --- 1 tea sp
Garlic cloves  --- 5                                                                       
1. Peel and cut beetroot in to small cubes, add half cup water and salt cook till beetroot pieces are 3/4 cooked, remove and set a side.
2. Heat a pan and dry roast coriander seeds, peanuts, red chillies, cumin seeds, sesame seeds one by one and grind all the spices along with garlic cloves in to a fine powder.
3. Heat oil in a pan add 1/4 cup peanuts fry till golden remove and set a side.
4. Now add mustard seeds to the same oil let them splutter then add channa dal, urad dal, cumin seeds, let them fry for a while then add curry leaves and chopped onion. Fry till onion turns in to transparent.
5. Then add boiled beetroot pieces along with the water if any add turmeric powder give a good stir and cook in a medium heat, stirring occasionally till all the moisture evaporates, 
6. Sprinkle the ground masala mix well, check the salt and adjust.
7. Add fried peanuts mix well to combine every thing, stir fry for few minutes in a medium heat.
Remove from pan and serve with rice and any dal,  or as a side dish for roti.


vaishali sabnani said...

Beer root and peanuts as a curry sounds new to me . I can imagine a salad with it , but this really is a healthy one .

Srividhya said...

oh wow... recently I started adding peanuts in all my curries. Got to try adding in beets. Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Srivalli said...

Even I have not tried with peanut podi Padma..my colleagues tease me on my peanut usage and everybody loves it..still its first time I reading on pairing these..:)

Pavani said...

What a delicious curry with beets and peanuts Padma. I'm going to try this dish some time.

Mayuri Patel said...

I use beetroot in salads, rice, cutlets, halwa but haven't tried to make it as a sabji. I think my hubby too would love this one as its got peanuts.

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

i love beets padma, i make a spicy curry with it, love the addition of peanuts here!

Priya Suresh said...

Incredible combination, i love adding peanuts in most of the stir fries.