Beetroot Poriyal

Chopped beetroot served tempered with South Indian spices.

Beetroot Poriyal

Chopped beetroot served tempered with South Indian spices.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Cuisine: Tamil
Difficulty: Easy
Special Diet: Kosher, Vegan, Vegetarian
Allergen: Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Treenut Free
Main Ingredient: Vegetables
Servings: 4 Servings


Recipe Kit

  • 1 pack Beetroot Poriyal Recipe Kit (No. 40)

Produce & Natural Foods

  • 2 cup Beet [2 medium-sized Beet = 0.75 lb]
  • 1 piece Fresh Ginger Root [2 inch long & roughly ½ inch diameter OR Equivalent]
  • 0.5 piece Jalapeno
  • 0.5 oz Fresh Cilantro [optional, for garnish]

Basic Cooking Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon Cooking Oil [Sunflower, Safflower, Canola or Olive Oil based on preference]
  • 0.75 teaspoon Salt



  • Cutting, Chopping & Whipping

    1. Peel and finely chop beets.
  • 2. Peel & finely dice fresh ginger root or grate using ginger grater.
  • 3. Vertically slit open jalapeno and de-seed it.
  • 4. Chop cilantro leaves (optional).


  • Preparing Herb & Spice Mix (Layering Technique)

    Layer 1
    Heat 1 Tablespoon of oil in wok OR sauté pan.
  • Layer 2
    When oil is heated, turn heat to medium and add entire contents of Gold Pack to roast spices. Continue on medium heat, stirring often, till you smell slight aroma of roasted spices. It will be just 15-20 seconds if oil is hot enough.
  • Layer 3
    Add diced ginger and de-seeded jalapeno to the roasted spices. Continue on medium heat, stirring often, until ginger loses its pungent smell.
  • Layer 4
    Add chopped beets and mix them well with the roasted spices.
  • Layer 5
    Add entire contents of Black Pack, 1 teaspoon of salt & ground red chili (optional, according to taste) and mix it well. Cover the wok/ pan with lid and continue to cook on medium heat till beets are cooked, stirring occasionally.


  • 1. Garnish with finely chopped cilantro.


How to Tell When Oil is Hot
When a small piece of food (a bit of ginger OR garlic OR onion) sizzles immediately when added to the pan.
Start Cooking only after all the Preparation steps are completed
In Indian Cooking each step move fast so every ingredient should be in ready-to-cook state and should be close to the cooking station before starting cooking.
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