Healthy Beetroot Stir fry
Written by Jayashree
Published on January 30, 2015

Beetroot is a wonderful vegetable .The vibrant  purple colour is very pleasing. I really love that colour. Dark coloured vegetables are all rich in nutrients and so is this one. It is rich in calcium, iron, Viamin A and C and packed with anti oxidants.

It is good for the heart and lowers the blood pressure. It is said to prevent some types of cancer. It helps in the functioning of the brain and thus helps in preventing dementia. It is rich in fibre and thus helps in keeping the body clean.

One can find many ways to include this vegetable.Many people drink juice of it. It can be used in vegetables, soups and varied snacks as cutlets and burgers. Today, I am presenting to you a simple vegetable which is healthy and can be quickly prepared.

This  vegetable is liked by my children sans fresh coconut, but do feel free to include it for a better taste.


  • beetroot 1
  • bengal gram 1 tsp
  • urad dal  1 tsp
  • green chilly 2
  • asafoetida  1/4 tsp
  • turmeric powder 1/4 tsp
  • mustard seeds  1/2 tsp
  • oil 2 tsp
  • fresh grated coconut 1 bowl (optional)

beetroot stirfry



  • Cut the beetroot in half and pressure cook it along with rice or dal.
  • Peel the skin and cut into small cubes.
  • Make a seasoning  by adding the mustard seeds, urad dal, bengal gram , asafoetida  and turmeric powder. Add the green chilli and after a second , put the beetroot pieces and stir. Add salt and coconut and heat on a low flame for sometime.
  • Serve with chapati or phulka or as an accompaniment with rice.


A handy hint for you

  • The purple crimson colour tends to cover our hands while cooking. Use lime juice to get rid of it.
  • Keep the beetroot in a seperator or on a steel lid over the seperator.

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  1. Sundari

    healthy stir fry!! lovely color!!

    • jayashree

      Thankyou so much. Glad to have you here.

  2. Shubha

    Deliciously healthy!! We prepare this palya often.. Loved it:)

    • jayashree

      Thankyou dear Shubha


    Beetroot is the new superfood and this is a very delicious way to add it to our diet more frequently. Loved the recipe.

    • jayashree

      Thankyou dear Piyali

  4. Anu Nagaraja

    I feel very much connected Jayashree again 🙂 love this dish!

    • jayashree

      Thankyou dear Anu

  5. Padma

    Very healthy stir fry…we too prepare this..I can imagine how tasty it would be:)

    • jayashree

      Thankyou dear Padma

  6. kimberly

    That’s simple but lovely recipe for beetroot. I hope I can try it out sometime. 🙂

    • jayashree

      Thankyou so much dear Kimberly, do try it and let me know



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