Beetroot dry curry(beetroot thoran)

‘Thoran’ is basically a dry dish which can be prepared using vegetables and spices. This is a classic Kerala Stir Fry /Thoran using Beetroot. Beetroot supports our body by boosting immunity, lowering blood pressure, improving blood pressure etc.


Beetroot: 1 large (finely chopped)
Shallots: 1-2 (thinly sliced)
Garlic: 2 pods (crushed)
Green chilies: 3-4
Cumin Seeds: 1/4 tsp
Grated Coconut: 1/4 cup
Turmeric powder: 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds: 1 tsp
Curry leaves: 1 spring
Oil: 1 tbsp
Salt to taste


1 – Using your hands mix thoroughly the chopped beetroots, grated coconut, with turmeric powder, shallots, cumin seeds, garlic, salt, and curry leaves.
2 – Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds and when it’s starting to splutter.
3 – Add the beetroot 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 as a side dish with rice!