South Indian Style Beetroot Thoran Recipe – made with nourish spices Leave a comment


  • 500 grams Beetroot diced (about 2 big beets)
  • 2 teaspoon peanut oil (sesame, sunflower or vegetable oil works fine)
  • 1/2 teaspoon urad dal
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 2 green chillies chopped (thai or serrano)
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 1 big red onion chopped.
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 5 tablespoon shredded coconut


  1. Steam the beetroot to your preference. ( al-dente or fully cooked)
  2. Heat oil in a sauté pan and add in the urad dal, mustard seeds, and the cumin seeds. Let it splutter.
  3. Add in the green chillies, ginger, and curry leaves all at once. Fry for a bare minute.
  4. Add in the onions and the salt. Sauté until soft and tender.
  5. Add in the steamed beetroot and sauté until combined. Add in the shredded coconut and toss to combine.
  6. Remove from heat and serve with hot rice.

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