Beetroot is a vegetable which people either love or don’t like. I like it and this is one of my favourite recipe.
This is one of my mother’s recipe. I am not sure where she got this one but she made it quite a lot when I was growing up. This is something I make for a quick dinner and can be eaten with chappati, bread or rice. The other day, I made it for a dinner party and was well liked.
1 cup tur daal (you could use red lentils too)
1 big beetroot, (chopped into 1 cm pieces)
1 tomato chopped
2 cups water
1 tsp coriander powder
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp chilli powder
coconut (1/4 cup)
1 dried red chilli
1 tsp mustard
1 tsp oil
1 tsp curry leaves (optional)
6-7 cloves of garlic (more if you like garlic)
salt to taste
Wash daal. Cook daal, beetroot, tomatoes and 2 cloves garlic with water in a sauce pan or a pressure cooker till the daal is well cooked and mushy.
Grind coconut to a paste with some water. (You can use fresh coconut or frozen grated coconut)
Add paste to the daal.Also add salt, cumin powder, coriander powder, chilli powder and cook for a few minutes.
In a pan, heat oil. Add mustard, red chilli and curry leaves. When the mustard splutters, add the garlic and fry(don’t burn). Pour over the daal and serve.