Beet root Thoran ( Kerala style )




Thorans are  a delicious way of preparing simple vegetable curries embellished with some tasty coconut infused spices.

Beetroot thoran is a simple tasty way of serving vegetables  to your family.Try this with some steamed rice and rasam and you will experience a slice of Kerala cusine.
Thorans are a must in any Kerala festival menu especially the Sadya , an amazing spread on the plantain leaf.


 Thoran is different from poriyal very slightly.

Ingredients


.2 cups either use grated beetroot or chopped finely. 

2 small onions or shallots finely chopped 
2 pods garlic crushed
4 green chillis slit lengthwise.
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/4 cup grated fresh coconut
Pinch of turmeric powder.

For tempering


1 tsp mustard seeds.
1 tsp split udad dal 
curry leaves for garnish
salt to taste.
oil for tempering. ( coconut oil preferably )

Method.


Pulse in the mixie a little coarsely the coconut, turmeric powder, shallots, green chillis, garlic , salt, cumin seeds, keep aside. 

In a pan, add the oil, splutter the mustard seeds, add the split udad dal, add the beet root, sprinkle water to cook ,lastly add the coarsely ground mixture on top, give a good stir, remove and garnish.

Serve with steamed rice and rasam for a delicious simple meal.