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  • Seasonal local food recipe No.338 – South Indian beetroot thoran

    Posted on October 9th, 2016 Janet No comments

    We had this dish for our tea last night, served with chapatis – delicious.  The recipe is from The Telegraph Food and Drink pages. Asparagus, peas, white cabbage or carrot also work well instead of beetroot.

    Serves 4p1070696

    Preparation time: 30 minutes
    Cooking time: 5-10 minutes

    Ingredients
    250 g fresh beetroot, with the leaves if possible, washed
    2 Tbsp vegetable oil
    1 tsp black mustard seeds
    2 sprigs fresh curry leaves
    1 fresh green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
    1 small red onion, thinly sliced
    1 coconut, smashed flesh peeled and grated
    1 lemon

    Method
    Peel and coarsely grate the beetroot and finely slice the leaves, then mix them together.  Heat a large frying pan over a high heat.  Add the oil and then the mustard leaves.  When the mustard seeds begin to crackle, add the curry leaves and the green chilli, then the red onion, grated beetroot and leaves.

    Season with salt and continue to stir-fry for about five minutes.  Finish with the grated coconut and a squeeze of lemon juice.