When I was a kid, my mom always says that beet juice converts to blood immediately after consumption' :). I was grown up hearing all these positive stories about the veggies. And I'm passing on these stories to my next generation too, but with little modifications :).
How to cook beetroot? its very easy, add water and chopped beetroot to 3/4 :1 ratio. Cook it in medium flame for 4-5 min, then in slow flame for another 3-4 min, until beet becomes soft and shiny. Coming to this recipe, it is one of the basic preparations in South Indian homes. I have added chili powder which makes a perfect combo for the sweetness of the beet root.
Beetroot - 2 medium size
Chili Powder - 1 tsp
Mustard - 1 tsp
Black Gram - 1 tsp
Cumin - 1 tsp
Oil - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Wash, clean and chop beet root into small cubes.
In a pan add oil, mustard seeds, black gram, cumin seeds, wait till it gets splutter. And add chopped beetroot, chili powder, salt and little water and cook it in a medium flame...for approx. 4 min.
When water gets evaporated, cook it for another 3 min, in simmer flame...until beetroots become slightly transparent, and slightly reduced in its size...Add grated coconut for little crunchiness and decoration, but this is optional.
Now our healthy healthy beetroot stir fry is ready. Serve it along with rice, roti.