Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Ajethna/thal[Mangalore cuisine]-------Beetroot palya

This very simple,easy and nutritious side dish.In my house everybody likes Beetroot so i try all type of dishes with it.

Servings: 2-3 persons

  • 1 beetroot cut into small pieces
  • 1/4 cup fresh grated coconut
  • 1 tsp rasam powder/sambhar powder
  • 1 green chili cut lengthwise
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt
  • 1" jaggary(optional)
  • seasoning:
  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1/2 tsp urad dal
  • pinch of asafoetida(hing)
  • 1-2 red chili broken into pieces
  • curry leaves

Wash,peel and cut Beetroot into small pieces.
Also we can add cut potatoes along with beetroot.
Cook this cut Beetroot adding little salt  in pressure cooker or microwave.
Take a pan put oil and all seasoning.when mustard seeds start spluttering add cut beetroot ,cut green chili,jaggary ,salt and turmeric powder.
Stir them properly for 1 minute.
Finely add rasam powder and grated coconut and mix them properly.
Let this simmer for 2-4 minutes stirring in between.
Goes very well with plain rice and also with chapati's.

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