Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Beetroot Upkari (Beetroot Stir Fry)

Beetroot Upkari is a simple and healthy stir fry. I got this recipe from my SIL. I got hooked to this simple stir fry after staying with her for a month. 

Beetroot is not my favorite veggie but I always appreciated its beauty, color and bought it once in a while to make cutlet and saaru. I even tried making stir fry but never liked it much. But this version of stir fry really tasted awesome and hence thought of sharing with all of you. Do try making this simple, healthy stir fry and get the goodness of beetroot :-)

  • Beetroot, big sized- 1
  • Onion, small sized- 1
  • Oil- 1 tsp
  • Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
  • Green chilli- 2-3
  • Curry leaves- Few
  • Urad dal/ Split Black gram- 1 tsp
  • Salt- To taste


Wash and peel the beetroot. Then chop it into small cubes. In the same way, chop the onions. 

Now heat oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds. Once it starts popping, add the chopped onions, green chilli, curry leaves and urad dal. Fry for 1-2 minutes. 

By this time, the onions slowly starts to turn brown. Now add in the chopped beetroot and mix well. Then finally add salt and water. 

Close it with a lid and allow it to cook for 12-15 minutes on a medium flame.
Beetroot Upkari is ready!!

Serve it hot as a side dish to rice. Above measurement serves two people.