Sunday, August 28, 2011

Beetroot Palya

Gowri and Ganesha habba are a big deal at my parents' house. Gowri, especially. While we're not very deeply into rituals, this is one festival where the whole pooja is done according to our customs. Last year, Little M got to be a part of it and this year, she is looking forward to it again. SO, we'll be off to Mysore. Will try and post some pictures from there if I can.

Beetroot, like I mentioned earlier, features often in my house. And the below recipe for Beetroot Palya is the most often made recipe with it.

Beetroot Palya
A typical lunch - Anna, Saaru and Palya (rice, dal rasam and bhaji)


2-3 medium sized beets, chopped small or grated
1 tbsp coconut shreds
1 tsp saaru pudi (or any rasam powder)
1-2 dried red chilies, crushed (optional)
1/2 tsp sugar
salt to taste

For the tadka:
oil, mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves.


Pressure cook the chopped/shredded beetroots. Keep aside
In a pan, heat oil and do the tadka.
Add the boiled beets, saaru pudi, salt and sugar and mix well.
Cover and let cook on low for a few minutes.
Finish with coconut shreds and lots of it.


Sharmilee! :) said...

Looks very tempting and I luv beetroot anytime. Perfect comforting sidedish with rice

Priya said...

Love this delicious palya with some curd rice..yumm..

Nithya said...

Simply delicious :)

Sharmila said...

And I keep looking for recipes to add beet in my diet. Have fun Vani ... and yes, would love to see the snaps. Am sure M is much grown up than last year. :)

Reva said...

Beetroot looks awesome.. loved the preparation... very heart warming dish..:)

Jayashree said...

I remember your post from last year's celebration. Hope M has lots of fun this year too.

Bong Mom said...

Have heard of Basant Habba, related or is this to do with Ganesh Chaturthi ?

saw your comment in the earlier post. Very excited, when, where ?

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

love the color! yummy!

Kannada Cuisine said...

Beetroot looks beautiful.. Happy Gowri Ganesha haaba to all of you especially to puttu Gowri M...

Arch said...

Have fun Vani...I called some friends over for Gowri habba here - its all new to them, but fun to celebrate wherever we are !

Uma said...

Looks colourful. First time here. You have nice recipe collections.


Sanctified Spaces said...

Thank you for dropping by at my space and leaving your comments. Im from Mysore too, near our school a vendor used to sell churmuri.Your comments evoked those memories back for me too! Cool space, lovely south Indian recipes.Glad to follow your space.

Vani said...

Thanks, all!

San - "habba" is festival in Kannada. So this was Gowri and Ganesh festival :) Left you a comment on the other thing :)

Jay, Sharmila, Smitha - she did have fun this time too. Very enthu with the pooja. Wore a salwar kameez and bangles too :)

Arch - nice! Good to invite others home and spread the festival cheer, alva? Glad you had a nice one.

Uma and SS - welcome! and thanks for your comments :)

Kalpana Sareesh said...

Love this bhaji.. too good.. yummy platter..

Chandrani Banerjee said...

Very simple and easy healthy recipe.

Shri said...

Very nice and a tasty looking dish.

Vani said...

Thanks, Kalpana, Chandrani and Shri!