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Beetroot Thoran Recipe

Beetroot Thoran Recipe
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Kerala cuisine, South Indian
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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to grind

  • 1/4 cup coconut
  • 2 no shallots
  • 1 no garlic - optional
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 no green chilli
  • 1 dry red chilli

for making thoran

  • 1.5 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 spring curry leaves
  • 2 medium sized beetroot - chopped finely
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste


  • grind together coconut, cumin, shallots, garlic, red chilli and green chilli together to a coarse paste without adding water
  • heat coconut oil in a pan and crackle mustard seeds, curry leaves and add chopped beetroot, turmeric powder, salt, water to get it cooked. mix well.
  • close and cook until beetroot is cooked. 
  • open and add the coconut mixture. mix well and fry until all the moisture leaves and it gets dried. 
  • switch off and serve with rice and curry.