Saturday, October 31, 2009

Beetroot Kurma - Treat to your taste buds

The whole of last week turned out to be a bad one with me down with a flu and being restricted at home and off work. Initially it was relaxing but soon i had had enough of it. Now just waiting to go back to work.

I made this Beetroot Kurma to satisfy my cravings and to get that lost taste back to my mouth. It was a welcome change from the regular Beetroot sambar, chutney etc. So here goes the recipe. Enjoy!


1 big Beetroot skin removed and chopped into small cubes
1 onion finely chopped
1 inch piece of cinnamon
1/2 tbsp oil
Coriander leaves for garnishing
Salt to taste

Grind to a paste adding little water:

3 tbsp grated fresh/dry coconut
4-5 red dry red chillies (adjust according to taste)
1 handful peanuts
1 tsp cumin seeds
4-5 garlic pods
1 small piece of ginger
1 tbsp coriander/dhania seeds


Pressure cook beetroot or microwave with little water till soft.

Heat oil in a pan, add cumin seeds and curry leaves. When cumin seeds begin to sizzle, add the chopped onion and cinnanon and saute till onion turns golden brown in color.

Now add in the ground paste and saute till the raw smell goes away. Add enough water to get the consistency of your choice and mix in the boiled beetroot. Add salt, mix well and bring to a boil. Simmer for 3-4 mins.

Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves. This goes well with rice or any Indian bread.

Serves: 3
Cooking time for beetroot: 20 mins
Preparation time: 10 mins

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  1. lovely colour and beetroot in kurma sounds interesting...wonderful pic and well presented it too

  2. Yummy and delicious beetroot kurma and also very can visit my blog and give ur comments.

  3. Mmmm.. Bright colour and delicious kuruma da.. Best click!

  4. yummy and delicious beetroot kurma and very healthy can visit my blog and give ur comments.

  5. Eyecatching and healthy kurma Keerthana, just drooling here..

  6. yummy and delicious beetroot kurma and also healthy nice picture

  7. Very nice and healthy recipe. awesome color!

  8. Hope u r doing good now :) Beetroot kurma looks very nice and new to me.Will surely try this.

  9. Hi K,
    Hope u are feeling better now :) take care and wish u a speeeeeeeeedy recovery dear.
    Kurma with beets is new to me, the colour looks so rich, easy recipe too. Would like to make this sometime.nice click

  10. Colorful kurma and also nice tempting picture... and regarding the flu same here with me ... as 2 or 3 in every household is down with flu including me and can know how much you also would have gone thru :)

  11. so colorful.....nice recipe.

  12. What a lovely color dear...
    never thought of making kurma wid beetroot... I love this vegetable..

  13. Wonderful curry I see here, girl!!,..hope you are fine now!..
    I am not a fan of beet root, but craving for some curry, I see here...Coz I am sick ..from yesterday...:(

  14. Thank you friends!

    I am feeling a lot better now.

    @Bharathy, Hope you get well soon:)

  15. Beets itself is a treat for me...and in korma base, oh I cud eat them all..

  16. lovely pic..great colour


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