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Beetroot Poriyal Stir-fry with Badam/Almond Powder

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Quick and easy recipe for Beetroot Poriyal / thoran without coconut . South Indian Tamilnadu style steamed vegetable stir-fry made with almond meal . Its healthy and vegan too.

  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 3 1x


  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 2 dry red chillies
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon asafoetida
  • 20 Almonds
  • 2 cups Beetroot, chopped fine


  1. Take almonds and pulse it for 5-6 times in the mixie. You are done. Set aside.
  2. Heat oil in a saute pan and add in the Urad dal, mustard seeds, cumin, curry leaves and dry red chillies. and let it splutter. Fry for a minute until the urad dal is lightly brown. Then add in the onions, asafoetida and salt and fry till soft and tender. About 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add in the steamed beets and saute for a minute more. Add the almond meal and toss until combined. Switch off the flame and remove it from heat. Serve with rice.
  • Author: Kannamma - Suguna Vinodh
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Poriyal / Stir-fry
  • Cuisine: South Indian
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