Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Beet Leaves Poriyal / Fry

The leafy portion of the beetroot plants are edible too. This year we had some beets from our small kitchen garden :) These plants are very easy to grow. I made poriyal with the beetroot leaves. 
beet root leaves stir fry
Beetroot leaves poriyal


  • 2 bunch        beetroot leaves
  • 1                  med- onion  
  • 1                  green chili
  • 1 tbs             shredded coconut
  • 1/2 tsp          chilli powder
  • salt               to taste
  • 2 tsp             oil 
  • 1/4 tsp          mustard seed
  • 1/2 tsp          urud dal

beetroot leaves fry
healthy poriyal!
1. Wash and finely chop the beet leaves and its tender stalks, chop onion and green chillies. 
2. Heat oil in the pan. Add mustard seed and urud dal, after  mustard seed splutters, add green chillies and onion.
3. When the onion turns soft and brown, add the chopped greens, chilli powder and salt. Stir it well.
4. Reduce the heat, cover the pan and cook till the greens are soft and dry, now add the shredded coconut and stir for few minutes.
5. Transfer it to a serving dish.