Beetroot Kurma

Happy Deepavali!
After the traditional festive fervour with KaunarisiVada, and other Chettinad delicacies, I had to try something different. This one I had bookmarked. A sweet and spicy dish - simply Kerala! Easy and Tasty. Another variation with the all-time favoutrite vegetable - Beetroot.

Beetroot - 1

Coconut - 1/2 (about 1 cup)
Small Onions - 4
Dry Red Chilli - 5
Cumin Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Turmerric Powder - 1 pinch

Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Fenugreek Seeds - 1 pinch
Small Onions - 4, sliced
Curry Leaves - 1 sprig

Peel and cube the Beetroot.
Grind coconut with onions, chilli, cumin seeds and turmerric powder.
Heat 1 tsp oil in a pressure cooker and saute the vegetable. Pressure cook with a little water for 2 whistles.
Release pressure and open cooker. Add masala, tamarind puree, and a little water.
Simmer until raw flavour disappears, and the gravy has thickened.
Heat 1 tsp oil in a seasoning pan and splutter mustard, fenugreek and curry leaves. Add sliced onions and saute until it changes colour. Pour into curry and simmer for 2 minutes.
Serve with Idli/Idiappam/Uthappam/Dosa/Chapathi


Sangeetha Nambi said…
Love the color and dish much...
Jagadish said…
Hi Minu,

I have done many of your recipes and all of them were awesome. I have done your vellai paniyaram, vengaya kosu, milagai chutney, kizhangu, jam n cheese sandwich, chettinad chutney sandwich, vazhakai kola urundai, ennai vazhakai, pudalanga thuvandal and all of them were awesome and superb. Thank you very much for the recipes.

I have a doubt though, in beetroot kurma, u have not used any flavoring agent like fennel seeds or poppy seeds...or cinnamon...becoz I would love to try this. Just wanted to make sure.

Jagadish said…
Dear Minu,

I have tried lots of recipes from your site. Jam n cheese sandwich, Chettinad chutney sandwich, Vengaya Kosu, Pudalanga thuvandal, Potato puli kuzhambu, Vazhakkai kola urundai, Kizhangu, Enna Vazhakai, Vellai paniyaram, Milagai Chutney, Kara Vazhakkai. All of them were awesome, awesome, and awesome. Thanks a lot for the recipes.

I have a doubt though in beetroot kurma, you have not used any flavoring agent like fennel seeds or poppy seeds or cinnamon etc..just wanted to make sure....I want to try this. Once again thanks a lot for the recipes.

Minu said…
Great to know that the recipes have turned out well. This one is slightly different. Kerala style. I'm sure you'll enjoy this.

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