Sending this beetroot poriayl to sangeeth Eat healthy during Pregnancy



Sambar onion - 1 cup
Garlic cloves - 1 cup
Masala Appalam/Plain Appalam (Pappad) - 6
Tamarind - a big lemon size
Mustard,Jeera and Methi seeds - 1 tsp
Curry and coriander leaves
Sambar Powder - 2 tsps
Asafoetida as required
Salt to tase


1) Heat oil in a kadai.Add mustard,jeera and methi seeds.When it splutters,add onion and curry leaves.
2) After 2 minutes,add garlic .Fry till onion and garlic becomes tender.
3) Then pappad/appalam (cut in to 4 pieces).Saute for 4-5 minutes,till it becomes soft.
4) Add sambar powder and salt and saute for 2 minutes.
5) Add thick tamarind extract and allow to boil in medium flame tii the oil separates out.Add asafoetida while boiling.Garnish with coriander leaves before removing from the flame.

Serve hot with rice or puliyotharai.



Beetroot- 2
Onion - 7-8 nos(small)
Mustard,Urat dal - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves
Jeera powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Grinded coconut -3 tbsp
Pepper powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Red Chillies - 2 nos
Salt to taste


1) Peal the skin of beetroot and cut them into small pieces.
2) Heat oil in a kadai.Once hot add mustard and urat dal.When it splutter out,add curry leaves,red chillies(splited) and chopped onion.Fry till onion is golden brown.
3)Add chopped beetroot and fry for 2 min.Then add little water and cover with a lid till beetroot is well cooked.Leave in slow flame for 3-4 minutes.
4) Add jeera and pepper powder.Mix well with the beetroot.
5)Add grated coconut and fry for 3 minutes.Turn off the flame.Serve hot with rice.


Adlak's tiny world said...

hey nice combo dear. I like beet root poriyal. U have something waiting for u in my blog. chek and pick.

n33ma said...

The papad curry is very unique.

anudivya said...

Shama, you wont believe it!!! I have been looking for appala kozhambu for so long! I just love it.
So do u fry the appalams or just saute it in oil?
I am so bookmarking this! THANK YOU!

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

mmm Beets poriyal with coconut, applam puli kulambhu is new to me... should try it...

Gita's Kitchen said...

Appala pulikozumbu and beetroot poriyal, what a delicious combo. This kozumbu is very new to me, looks very tasty...

Illatharasi said...

We do appalam kootu, puli kozhambhu is new to me.... will try it soon.

sunshinemom said...

Lovely poriyal! I too make this with some chana dal added. Thanks for sending them to FIC:)

Sunshinemom said...

Shama, Could you like this to my event announcement?