Thoran is a side dish from the Kerala Cuisine made with vegetables like beetroot, cabbage, beans, carrot etc. It is a coconut based side dish. Beetroot thoran is a popular dish which is an integral part of Onam sadhya and also had as a side dish in daily meals in keralite homes. It is quick and easy recipe prepared with basic ingredients and beetroot and coconut as the main ingredients.
Yield / Serves
Beetroot 250 gms finely chopped
Coconut Â½ cup
Cumin seeds 1 tsp
Dry Red Chilly 3
Garlic 3 cloves
Coconut oil 2 tbsp
Mustard seeds Â½ tsp
Urad dal Â½ tsp
Curry leaves 1 sprig
Salt to taste
Take the chopped beetroot in a grinder cup and run the grinder for few seconds. Remove and set aside
Take the coconut, cumin seeds, dry red chillies, shallots and garlic and grind it finely.
Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves. Let it crackle.
Add the beetroot, salt, mix well and saute for around 10 mins stirring continuously
If your beetroot is very dry sprinkle some water and cook. Let the water evaporate completely.
Add the remaining 1 tbsp oil and fry for about 5 mins stirring continuously and take off the heat.
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