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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Beet Leaves Stir fry / Thoran

Green leafy vegetables are a rich source of iron and have many other minerals in them.They make  a healthy nutrition in our diet and many a time widely used in dals,salads,stir fry,koftas n so on.We to love these green leafy vegetables a lot.Today's recipe is a simple preparation with beet leaves.A quick stir fry,hope you all will enjoy :-)


Ingredients
beet leaves  with the stem a bunch(exclude the last 2'' of the stem if its hard)
beet 1 peeled & chopped small
coconut grated 1/4 cup
onion 1 small chopped
green chillies 3-4 / red chilly powder 1/2 tsp
turmeric powder 1/3tsp
mustard seeds 1/2tsp
salt
oil 2-3 tsp
curry leaves 3-4



Method
-Wash and chop the beet leaves small with the stems as round slices excluding the last 2"of the stem.Peel the skin of  a beet and chop it small.Keep aside.
-Heat oil in  a pan and splutter mustard seeds,fry the curry leaves.Saute onion till lightly translucent.
-Add the green chillies and turmeric powder.Add the chopped beets,cover and cook on medium flame.
-In between stir it and cover it again,uncover lid after 10 minutes.Add the beet leaves and mix well.Cover again and cook for another 10 minutes.The leaves cooked ,add salt in,mix well and cook again for 5 minutes.
-Add the grated coconut now and toss again, dry the stir fry to remove any excess water.
-Serve hot with rice !!



Servings~ 1 plate serves 3 adults

NOTES
* You can use beet leaves alone .
* You can use the same procedure for other green leafy vegetables too.







45 comments:

Kitchen Flavours said... Best Blogger Tips

Very new to me....looks healthy....

Mélange said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome julie..gimme some rice with that.Yum.

Srimathi said... Best Blogger Tips

We find the leaves all the time at farmers market. Never tried them. Maybe I must.

Spice up the Curry said... Best Blogger Tips

such a healthy side dish. love the bright color
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Rita said... Best Blogger Tips

This was great; I remember years ago when we had our vegetable garden, I would cook beet leaves just like we spinach; looks like a very tasty recipe here.
Rita

Loveforfood said... Best Blogger Tips

That must be spicy yummy

Roshu said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy recipe.......

What's Baking?? said... Best Blogger Tips

Hmm..never seen beet leaf before. An interesting recipe, Julie. Love the color and I'm sure it tasted good too. Have a good day!

faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy n healthy stir fry dear....

Shanthi said... Best Blogger Tips

lOOKS AWESOME AND HEALTHY TOO

Ramya said... Best Blogger Tips

i never used beet leaves in cooking..should try this

Sriya said... Best Blogger Tips

very yummy and interesting .... healthy too...never tried with the leaves ... www.sriyafood.blogspot.com

simran said... Best Blogger Tips

wow!......nice thoran.always a winner.

Preeti Garg said... Best Blogger Tips

Awesome....

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radha said... Best Blogger Tips

I love beet. But do not get beet leaves.

Sensible Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie love this thoran, I make it without adding onion. Next time going to try your version. Healthy and superb.

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priya said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely color and delicious recipe

maha said... Best Blogger Tips

this fry looks just awesome.mouthwatering dish...thanx dear 4 sharing this.........
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Lizy said... Best Blogger Tips

lovely colors...such nutritious dish..

Rosh said... Best Blogger Tips

This is such a fantastic recipe!! I have never used nor seen beet leaves...something I am gonna look for now ;) Excellent stuff Julie. Thanks a lot for linking this to my event.

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Very healthy, like the way you have used both the greens and the vegetable..

PrathibhaSreejith said... Best Blogger Tips

healthy yummy stir fry :-)

Shri said... Best Blogger Tips

Julie do you use the stems too?

sangee vijay said... Best Blogger Tips

very tasty n healthy stir fry...looks colorful n inviting!!
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San said... Best Blogger Tips

Amazing stir fry and healthy at the same time. Love to have it with roti.

Rasi said... Best Blogger Tips

This is new to me.. super healthy & nice!

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Follow foodie said... Best Blogger Tips

Good and healthy stir fry!
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Uma said... Best Blogger Tips

looks absolutely delicious.

Treatntrick treatntrick said... Best Blogger Tips

So healthy and new to me!

Rekha shoban said... Best Blogger Tips

healthy thoran!!my favourite poriyal!

Cindyrina (The Princess) said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow! new dish for me :)

Roshni said... Best Blogger Tips

have not made this in ages. have to make it soon :-)

jeyashrisuresh said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy idea of using the beat leaves. Looking nice

Rashida shaikh said... Best Blogger Tips

This is healthy dish and new to me...

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

healthy and colorfull thoran dear..

Nitha said... Best Blogger Tips

I love this one.. we dont get the fresh leaves here..

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Never seen the leaves of beet root. May be the fellow is chopping them all up. Love the thoran.

Chitra said... Best Blogger Tips

Its my fav.love the color :)

Krithi's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Super healthy... thanks for sending over to our event!

Teena Mary said... Best Blogger Tips

This is my all time favourite thoran with rice!! Looks so tasty & loved the bright colour. You've perfectly made too !!

Reshmi said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and colourful... & new to me..

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Pari said... Best Blogger Tips

Beet and that too with leaves, makes it even more healthy. Thanks for linking it to my event, pls update the post with the logo.



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JishasKitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

wow..delicious and very healthy!!!!

Sravs said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy one !! looks delicious !! Thanks for linking to the event !!

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Pavithra R said... Best Blogger Tips

I would love to have this with either curd rice or rasam!!
Yummy!!