JALEELA from Cook Book Jaleela organised an event of Bachelor's Feast. Recieved Best Side Dish Recipe award from Jaleela. Thanks a lot Jaleela for giving me this wonderful award. You did an excellent judgement, indeed a great job.
So friends, let's celebrate with a very easy to make, but tasty colourful and healthy side dish, which has a unique flavor. 'Thoran' is a traditional dry vegetable recipe from 'Kerala Cuisine', made with grated or finely chopped vegetables by using ingredients mustard seeds, shallots, coconut, curry leaves and ofcourse made with coconut oil. It is served in the Onam Sadya along with other dishes.
INGREDIENTS:1 Beet Root
2 Medium Carrot
1 Medium Potato
3-4 Shallots (finely chopped)
2/3 Cup Freshly Grated Coconut
1/2 tsp Grated Ginger
2 Green Chillies (finely chopped)
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
1 Whole Dry Red Chilli
10-12 Curry Leaves
1/2 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Coriander powder
3 tbsps Coconut Oil
2 tbsps Fresh Lemon Juice
Salt to taste
Wash and cut off the edges of beetroot and carrot. Peel beetroot, potato and carrot. Chop beet, potato and carrot finely into small cubes.
Dry roast cardamom, cinnamon, clove and peppercorn for 2 minutes. Pound coarsely and set aside.
Heat coconut oil in a wok. Add mustard seeds in it. When they pop-up, add cumin seeds, dry red chilli and curry leaves in it.Saute for few more seconds, now add shallot in it. Fry for 2-3 minutes, till it gets translucent. Add ginger and green chillies now. Saute for another a minute. Add turmeric powder, coriander powder and coarsely pounded spices in it. Stir for a minute. Now add beetroot, carrot, potato and salt in it. Fold well.
Cover and cook it for 5 minutes. Stir occasionally. Add grated coconut in it. Fold nicely.
Cover and cook it for another 2-3 minutes. At this time, add lemon juice and mix well. Remove from heat now. Tasty beet carrot potato thoran is ready to serve now.
Serve hot with steamed rice and sambar. May serve with rotis or parathas too.
TIPS: You may add grated beet and carrot, that will cook faster than chopped one.
If you like more spicy, add 2 pods of minced garlic.
Those who don't have fresh coconut, could substitute with dry or desiccated