Beetroot Thoran (South Indian Style Sabzi/Veg)

Good morning from sunny Thailand…I came across this lovely recipe as I was doing my early morning catch up…I love beetroot, coconut and as you know Chilli…This recipe has it all so a definite one for me to try…I hope you enjoy it also 🙂 Have a lovely day 🙂

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Beetroot Thoran – A South Indian Style Beetroot Sabzi / Vegetable

I try & include beetroots in our diet by adding them in our weekly meals. Usually it’s a raita (yoghurt based) or boiled, sliced & stuffed as a sandwich for breakfast or the humble Thoran from Kerala that is most loved at home so much so that there are second helpings demanded. People who hate beetroots – Are you listening??

I find a lot of people dislike this vegetable for many number of reasons but the most important being the earthy flavor & aroma. I feel the problem can be solved by steaming them in the right way (excessive steaming leads to nutrition loss & under steaming makes it tough & difficult to digest). Now there is a growing trend amongst bakers to include beetroots in chocolate based cakes, brownies etc. I haven’t tried it yet but will get there…

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6 thoughts on “Beetroot Thoran (South Indian Style Sabzi/Veg)

  1. Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

    I disliked beets as a kid, but my parents instilled the belief that we continue to try foods we think we don’t care for: their 3-bite rule. Beets never took.

    I was in my early 30’s, on a date with a new man, taken to a ritzy Manhattan restaurant where I would have been too embarrassed NOT to eat the beets that were served with the entree. To my surprise, I absolutely loved them – and have ever since. I adore Borscht, both hot and cold.

    I believe our taste buds change as we age — but I still don’t like brussels sprouts and only tolerate lima beans – so I guess those dislikes will die when I do – lol.
    xx,
    mgh

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    1. blondieaka Post author

      I have always loved beets and am pleased you now do..you are also correct that some dislikes stay with us for a lifetime. Mine is jellied eels, ugh just thinking of them makes me shiver…lol

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      1. Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

        I don’t think I’ve ever been faced with jellied eels – but when I was in Hawaii a native who sort of “adopted” my two friends and I caught an eel (with his bare hands, btw), cooked it over an open fire right there on the beach, and served it to us proudly. It was delicious.
        xx,
        mgh

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