Indian cuisine is probably one of our favourites as it's packed with spicy dishes, curries, and unique flavours combinations. We already experimented with many delicious curry recipes, and we wanted to try something different.
So today, we'll show you how to make beetroot poriyal, a stir-fried side dish that belongs to the South Indian Tamil traditions.
This quick and easy recipe is prepared with grated beets sautéed with red onions, green chillies, and mustard seeds. Black beans and dry coconut complete this dish with extra texture and flavour.
While the classic recipe uses freshly grated coconut, we opted for the desiccated one which is easy to find all year long. And it's also fun to sprinkle it on this dish before serving it.
This fast stir-fry is also incredibly healthy. Each serving has only 150 calories and yet packs 9g of fibres, covering almost 40% of your recommended daily intake for this nutrient.
Beans and beets are a great source of fibres, but they also provide vitamins and minerals. In particular, beets contain nitrates, special compounds that help regulate blood pressure, thus protecting you from heart diseases.
Now, enough with the talking, it's time to cook some delicious poriyal!