Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hubbys Beetroot Poriyal

My hubby made this delicious vegetable side dish last week, and after he had made it asked if it could go  on the blog well of course and out came the camera!, our little one enjoyed daddy's hands turning red in the process of grating the beet root but was not amused as he tried to touch her!


  • 2 medium sized beet roots grated
  • 2 cloves of garlic chopped
  • about one tablespoon of grated coconut
  • a handful of curry leaves
  • a pinch of cumin seeds
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon coriander powder
  • a pinch of mustard seeds
  • 1/2 an onion chopped
  • 2 chilli's 
  • a pinch of asafoedida ( my mum in law adds to nearly everything saying it prevents gas :-))

  1. heat a little canola oil and pop the mustard seeds, add the cumin seeds, chillies, curry leaves and onion saute for 4-5 minutes, 
  2. then add the grated beet root, cumin and coriander powders and stir fry on low for 20-25 minutes until cooked, if pre boiled would be quicker
  3. add salt to taste and grated coconut near the end
  4. serve with rice and Dal :-)

We are headed to VA tomorrow for a couple of days to visit good friends and see their new baby, we got a certificate for a book store as in my humble opinion the gift of reading to little ones is priceless. The family is from hubby's hometown in Chennai South India and their parents are visiting so I know he will enjoy chatting in Tamil and eating good food :-)

hugs to you all and what's your hubby's signature dish?

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