Tuesday, February 19, 2008



Beets has always been my favourite but, we don't find beetroot here in Tokyo. I got canned beetroot from a Srilankan grocery shop.

This is a very simple recipe, which I learnt from my mother. All you need is


500gms beetroot - diced

1large siced onion -finely chopped

1tspn fennel seeds

3-4 green chillies/green chillies- corsely chopped

1tbspn. chickpea flour/besan

4-5 curry leaves

1tbspn oil

salt as per taste

1/2 tspn cinnamon powder(Optional)

2tbspn. fresh chopped corriander


1. In a pan heat oil on a medium flame. Add fennel seeds, chopped onion, green chillies/red chillies and saute for 4 min.

2. Add diced beetroot, salt and cook till it becomes soft.

3. Add chickpea flour/ besan and saute for 3-4min (You can also add cinnamon powder).

4.Garnish with fresh chopped corriander.

Can be served as side dish with rice. Can also be served with pulkas/chapathis.

1 comment:

half apron said...

its like corned beef but anyways, thanks for the instruction and recipe.