My space here is filled in non-vegetarian recipes. Being from Kerala, where a meal is not complete without a thoran / stir fry, I thought I need to have some of those here too.
The main reason why I do not have any such varieties is that I always cook for just two of us and never prepare as much as to fill in a bowl and click a picture – You know AJ was not a big fan of veggies; yeah I meant - “WAS” .
But nowadays I cook for 1 – 2 days at once and hence my veggie dishes also gets a chance to pose J
Ingredients(Serves 2 - 3):
Beetroot -- 1 large
Green chillies -- 3 - 4
Shallots -- 1 - 2
Turmeric powder -- ¼ tsp
Shredded Coconut -- ¼ cup
Mustard seeds -- 1 tsp
Red chillies -- 1 - 2
Curry leaves -- 8 - 10 leaves
Oil -- 1 tbsp
Salt -- To taste
Preparation of thoran:
Cut the beetroot into small pieces. You can also use a grater but I feel grating makes it sweeter and so I do cut them usually. Cut the shallots into thin slices and slit the green chillies.
Mix the beetroot,shallots,green chillies,shredded coconut,turmeric powder,salt and curry leaves. Rub them thoroughly with your hands.
Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds and let it splutter. Add the red chillies and fry for few seconds. Now add the beet mixture and close the pan with the lid.
Let it cook on a very low flame. Stir in between to make sure that it does not burn.
Serve hot with rice.