Beetroot greens masala

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                                                                   Ready to serve Beetroot greens masala with roti

Time taken: 45 minutes

Serves:4-5

Beetroot is a versatile colourfull vegetable which is available throughout the year and is loved by especially kids for its awesome taste.  It is also used in salads, cutlets, and also in certain dishes for its elegant colour.  The health benefits of the veggie is may like it is always said that consuming vegetables and fruits of all kinds has been long associated with reduced risk of many life style related health conditions.  Many studies have suggested that increasing consumption of plant foods like beetroot decreases the risk of obesity and overall mortality,diabetes,heart disease and promotes a healthy complexion and hair, increased energy, overall lower weight.  Because of high fiber content in this veggie it prevents constipation and helps healthy digestion.  I would like to use up the greens of this veggie as well in the diet and hence would like to share the recipe with  my viewers today.  Here it goes….

                                                                               Fresh Beetroot with greens

What you need to have:

1.Toor dal – 3/4 cup

2.  Fresh Beetroot greens chopped – 3 cups

3. Chopped Beetroot – 1 cup

4.  Chopped onions – 1 cup

6. Chopped tomatoes – 1/2 cup

7. Ginger-garlic paste – 1 and 1/2 teaspoons

8. Red chili powder – 1 and 1/2 teaspoons

9. Turmeric powder – 1/2 teaspoon

10. Dhania jeera powder – 1 teaspoon

11. Garam masala powder – 1/2 teaspoon(home made)

12. Cooking oil -2-3 teaspoon

13. Salt – as per tasteDSCN0722                                                                                              Toor dalDSCN0720                                                                                 Chopped greens and the beetroot

DSCN0724                                                                                Ingredients of seasoning

What you do with what you have:

  1. Wash and chop the veggie as well as the greens fine and keep it aside as shown in the image

2.  Wash and cook toordal along with  the chopped veggie in the cooker till soft.

3.  Peal onions and chop it fine.  Also wash and chop tomatoes fine and keep it aside.  Place a wide pan with 2-3 teaspoons of cooking oil in it on low/medium flame.  When heated, add chopped onions to it fry it till transparent adding saDSCN0727                                                             Chopped tomatoes being added to the seasoning

4.   When done, add chopped tomatoes as well to it and fry till mushy.  When done, add all the powders in a row and also ginger-garlic paste to it and give a stir till you get a pleasant aromaDSCN0729                                                              All powders and ginger-garlic paste being added

5. When done, add cooked dal and the veggie mix from step-2 to it and also add required quantity of water to bring to the required  consistency.DSCN0731                                                                                Cooked dal-veggie mix being added

6. Garnish with chopped cilantro transferring it to a bowl for a closer view of the dish and enjoy with roti/chapati.  As usual yummmmm!!!!!!DSCN0735                                                               Ready to serve Beetroot greens masala with roti

Time taken: 45 minutes

Serves: 4-5  

Good to remember: 1. Use fresh vegetable for the dish . The green should be preferably fresh and crunchy so that it is easy to chop fine.

2. Use quality dal for better taste.

9 thoughts on “Beetroot greens masala

    parisaskitchen said:
    August 27, 2015 at 7:27 am

    This looks so yummy and healthy! Love the colorful spices and veggies you have used!🙂

      prathibalrao responded:
      August 27, 2015 at 8:32 am

      Hi,

      Thanks a lot for your comments.

    Sad Sad said:
    February 5, 2016 at 12:04 am

    Dear Mrs. Rao,

    I have never seen vegetables chopped as finely and uniformly as you have got in these pictures. Wow!

    Your daughters-in-law are very fortunate to be able to learn from a master such as yourself.

    Best wishes.

      prathibalrao responded:
      February 6, 2016 at 10:38 am

      Hi Sad Sad,

      Thanks a lot for your encouraging words. I have a passion to chop veggies fine since my childhood!!!

    Matea said:
    April 21, 2016 at 12:36 am

    Dear Mrs. Rao,
    I would like to ask you a recipe of sweet besan bhujia,last time i saw your recipe with grern chillies, and can you tell me the amount of ingredients needed in grams. I will be very gratefull.
    Thank you.

      prathibalrao responded:
      April 21, 2016 at 8:08 pm

      Hi Matea,

      You may prepare plain bhujia without chili, asafoetida, salt and on done you can dip it in sugar syrup and thats it.

        Matea said:
        April 27, 2016 at 9:47 pm

        Thanks for your respond,but the ans you gave me is to be more like jelly bean. What i wanted is sweet crispy besan bhujia. Thank you.

    healthyindiankitchen said:
    April 23, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    very innovative and looks yum !!

      prathibalrao responded:
      May 5, 2016 at 3:37 pm

      Hi Healthyindiankitchen,

      This dish is different and to prepare in india Beet greens are not as fresh as it is available in the U.S

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