You are here

Beetroot Thoran For Onam And Onasadya

CookeryShow's picture
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.
  Beetroot 250 Gram, diced
  Red chilies 50 Gram, coarsely ground
  Onion 25 Gram, sliced lengthwise
  Salt To Taste
  Mustard seeds 15 Gram
  Coconut oil 80 Milliliter
  Water 200 Milliliter

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.

5. Serve hot with Onam sadhya.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
30 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.
Indian Mezukkuveratty
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.

Rate It

Your rating: None
Average: 2.9 (6 votes)


Kerala24's picture
I don't like beetroot at all. Can you suggest something to replace beetroot in this recipe?
chockyfoodie's picture
You can substitute carrot in place of beetroot.
Anonymous's picture
I love thoran, all kinds and the beetroot one is so yummy and sweet.
The.Hungry.Soul's picture
I dont like coconut, so I make the same with vegetable oil. Still tastes good!
emilyvyomahallaway's picture
Can we make it using olive oil..or will that effect the taste and texture of the dish
Anonymous's picture
i love beetroot and this way of preparing it is simply amazing ........will have to try it ...thanks for sharing
Anonymous's picture
this is a great and easy recipe