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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Beet-Aloo'r Torkari | Beetroot Stir Fry Recipe

As autumn is approaching, the variety and freshness of the veggies are gradually increasing in the markets. Now a days it’s more convenient to spend time in vegetable markets and fill my bags as quite a few good fresh vegetable shops have opened up near my place. What caught my attention is one of a recent article where it said that health benefits of beetroot includes lowering blood pressure, slowing progression of dementia, preventing constipation and increase blood flow. Excellent source of potassium and Vitamin A as well as Vitamin C. I remember first I had this at my friend Anindita's place along with paratha. The simplicity was having fresh , naturally colored side dish. So taking a cue from it and applying my foodie instincts, I prepared this fast to cook yet a little spicy stir fry so that it takes a tasty turn. The results were pretty decent, if I may say so. Thank you Anindita dear for sharing such simple yet tasty dish.

2 medium Beetroots
2 small Potatoes
1 Carrot
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds 
1 tsp finely chopped Ginger
2 Green Chilies
1/2 tsp Jeera powder (dry roast jeera on tawa and then grind to make a fine powder)
2 tsp Poppy seeds
Salt to taste
Oil to cook

Wash, peel the beetroot, potatoes, carrot into thin lengthy pieces. Heat oil in a thick bottomed pan or kadai and crackle mustard seeds. Immediately add finely chopped ginger and stir it for 1 minute. Add green chilies and add potatoes. Season with salt and fry for 2 minutes. Now add beetroot and stir it nicely. Cover the pan to cook and cook it for 5-6 minutes or until the beetroot is soft. The slightest bruise by stirring allows beetroot to bleed during cooking and leaves a nice color. Now add roasted jeera powder, poppy seeds and mix well. Remove it from flame and serve immediately with chapati or parota. 


  1. Ho wow! I love this simple veggie. Thanks.

  2. wow sooper quick stir fry.. good one

  3. Simple but elegant spicing. Will surely try this out.

  4. I rarely cook with beetroot other than make salad. This looks like a lovely and simple dish to try. thanks for sharing

  5. Very delicious stir fry, will try to add potatoes next time.

  6. Ami beet diye vegetable chop ar stew chara ar kichui korte pari na, tai beshi beet kini na. besh sohoj and chotpote ekta recipe share korle, banabo eta :-)

  7. wow this looks so tempting:) Will surely try this out


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