Beetroot Thoran Mezukkuveratty is one of the many Thoran dishes that are prepared during Onam in Kerala. This popular and common dish is usually prepared to be eaten along with steamed rice or with a traditional full course meal. This dish is first offered to the Gods on Onam before being eaten. The Beetroon Thoran Mezukkuveratty is also a healthy dish that can be eaten separately as a salad if needed.
250 Gram, diced
50 Gram, coarsely ground
25 Gram, sliced lengthwise
1. Heat a saucepan. Pour in water, and add diced beetroot and salt.
2. Cook for about 10 minutes till the water dries up. Stir at regular intervals. Remove saucepan from heat.
3. In a small frying pan, add oil and heat till hazing point. Put in mustard seeds, curry leaves. Temper for 1 minutes. Add in sliced onions and coarsely ground red chilli peppers. Sauté for 2 minutes
4. Now add the tempered ingredients to the cooked beetroot in the saucepan. Return to heat and saute for 2 more minutes.
The Beetroot Thoran Mezukkuveratty gets its unique flavors from the coarsely ground red chillis, beetroot and the tempered mustard seeds. It is an Onam staple dish in most of the households in Kerala. Try this out this Onam.
No Onam or Onasadya menu is complete without this thoran. Though there are various kinds of thoran prepared and eaten in Kerala, Beetroot thoran is the most popular. Watch this video in Malayalam to learn how to prepare this delicious salad or side dish for the auspicious meal. It is a simple dish using basic ingredients.