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Beetroot Thoran / Beetroot Stir Fry recipe

Beetroot Thoran / Beetroot Stir Fry

Are you a lover of beetroot? Or would you love a good idea on how beetroot can become a part of your life? Try Kerala's beetroot thoran!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian, kerala cuisine
Keyword: Beetroot Thoran / Beetroot Stir Fry
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 102kcal
Author: Sumith Babu
Cost: £3


  • 1 large Beetroot (finely chopped or shredded)
  • 2 shallots (Indian small onion) sliced
  • 2 pods garlic (chopped)
  • 2 green chilli slit
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1/4 cup grated coconut
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 curry leaves sprig
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
  • salt (to taste)


  • Mix thoroughly the chopped beets, grated coconut, with turmeric powder, shallots, cumin seeds, garlic, salt and curry leaves

  • Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds and when it’s starts to splutter.

  • Add the beet mixture and sprinkle very little water on the top and cover the pan and cook on low heat, stirring occasionally

  • After 5 minutes remove the lid and stir fry for another 5 minutes.

  • Serve hot. Goes well with rice as a side dish


Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 292mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Vitamin E: 1mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg