Beetroot Thoran - Kerala

Prep Time : 15 minutes
Cooking Time : 25 minutes
Yield: 4 loaf
Cuisine: kerala
Type : VEG

About Recipe

This is a traditional dish and served during Sadya. The word ‘thoran’ applies to a dry curry. Beetroot is nutritious and this dish is a palatable one.


  • 4 beetroot grated,
  • 1 teaspoon of mustard seeds,
  • ½ teaspoon of turmeric powder,
  • 1 teaspoon salt,
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds,
  • 5-6 shallots,
  • 1 teaspoon of coriander powder,
  • 1 teaspoon of garam masala powder,
  • ¾ cup of coconut grated,
  • 12 curry leaves,
  • 5-6 chopped green chilies,
  • Coconut oil for frying.


  1. Add coconut oil in a frying pan, add mustard seeds and curry leaves to it.
  2. Add the grated beetroot and then the turmeric powder and salt to it.
  3. Add garam masala and stir the content; care should be taken that it does not burn.
  4. Add water in minute quantities and allow the beetroot to be cooked.
  5. Prepare a blend with grated coconut, cumin and coriander seeds.
  6. Now add the coconut with the beetroot and then cook in low flame.
Now this beetroot dish is ready to be served with rice/chapatti or parotta.