Saturday, 14 July 2007

Beetroot Koottu

Do you believe that Beetroot is good for blood ?

If your answer is Yes. You are wrong. Beetroot has got nothing to do with blood.
Many of us relate it with blood due to its colour.

Beetroot have the highest sugar content of any vegetable but is fat free and low in calories. All the more, Cooked beetroot can protect you against high blood pressure.

Here is a simple recipe with Beetroot named Beetroot Mor (pronounce it as More...meaning Buttermilk in Tamil) Koottu.

Ingredients:
Beetroot - 2
Shredded Coconut - 1/2 cup (equivalent to half beetroot)
Green Chilli - 3
Curd - 2 Tsp

For Garnishing:
Mustard Seeds - 1 Tsp
GramDhal - 1/2 Tsp
Urad Dhal - 1/2 Tsp
Curry Leaves - Few
Coriander Leaves - Few
Method:
  1. Cut beetroot into small cubes.
  2. Boil the cubes. If by Stove :- Add 1 Cup of water and boil for 10 minutes.
    If by Microwave :- Keep the cubes on High for 3 minutes without water then transfer the contents to a pan and add 1 Cup of water.
  3. Allow the beetroot cubes to boil for some more time.
  4. Grind Green Chilli and Coconut with salt.
  5. Add the above paste to the beetroot cubes and simmer for 5 minutes.
  6. Switch off the stove and add Curd.
  7. Heat oil in a pan, allow mustard seeds to splutter. Add Urad dhal and Gram dhal and fry until golden brown. Add Curry leaves and Coriander leaves.
  8. Garnish the beetroot with the above.

Nutritional Fact:

  • Beetroot - Source of Fibre, Vitamin C

11 comments:

Seema said...

SeeC, What a coincidence. I made Beetroot gojju today!!! Your Kootu recipe sounds easy. I love the color of the dish.

SeeC said...

Thanks for Stopping by Seema.
Good to know about your Beetroot gojju.I will check it out.

USHA said...

Hi Seec,

Thanks for visiting myblog and dropping your valuable commentover there....Hey you got wonderful and healthy collection of recipes...Never thought we can make rasam with onion....and again this kootu only...we use to make porriyal only....Great....

archana said...

I always thought it had lot of iron, which is good for blood :)
This is a nice recipe, lovely colour :)

SeeC said...

Hi Asha,
Thanks for your time and your comments.
Try out this Beetroot koottu, you will like it.

Hi Archana,
Thanks for your comment.
Even I had this thought about iron content in beet for long time, which is proven to be wrong.
But still, it is a healthy food to have :)

Asha said...

Hi Seec.I love Beets,I do cook them often.I agree,they are sweet.Any veg which has bright color has Beta carotene and folate which is great for us,so eat up!:D
Mor Beets are yum,thanks for posting.

SeeC said...

Thanks asha. You are right, beet are healthy. I love the colour too.

Vcuisine said...

I just love them in any form. Very nice. Viji

SeeC said...

Thanks viji. Beets are healthy and tasty. The colour attracts more.

TBC said...

That looks very good!I make something very similar to this, a beetroot pachadi.
You have some great recipes here.

SeeC said...

Thanks for Stopping by TBC. Thanks for your comments too.