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Beet Leaves Poriyal (Beet Leaves Stir-Fry)

- Submitted by Dahlia on 23rd Feb 2009

(Beetroot Illa Thoran, Beetroot Leaves Vepudu)

Beet Leaves Poriyal


  • Beet Leaves - 1 bunch
  • Onion - 1/4 (chopped)
  • Garlic - 1 clove (chopped)
  • Grated Coconut - 2 tbsp
  • Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
  • Urad dal - 1 tsp
  • Nutmeg Powder - a pinch
  • Salt - to taste
  • Dry red chillies - 2
  • Oil - 1 tsp


  1. Wash the leaves and chop the leaves finely.

    Beet Leaves Poriyal Step 01

    Beet Leaves Poriyal Step 01

  2. Heat oil in a pan and splutter the mustard seeds, urad dal and dry red chillies.
  3. Add the chopped onions and garlic and saute for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the leaves, nutmeg powder and salt and let it cook till the leaves are nicely cooked.Do not add any water.
  5. Add fresh grated coconut, toss everything together and switch off. You could also make radish greens poriyal, turnip greens poriyal, collard greens poriyal and other greens poriyal in the same way.

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Comments (8)

Person   ()
The Beet Leaves Poriyal recipe calls for 1 tsp urad dal. Do I cook the lentils first? Or soak them?
Person   ()
No you dont have to cook or soak it. It is just fried along with the mustard seeds.
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Some. Recipies of how to cook and use carrots, please email me. Thanks
Person   ()
Here are some recipes with carrots.......
Person   ()
recently i made this. lovely it was. posted photo on fb. thanks
Person   ()
hmm.. thats nice..
Person   ()
paathale vayile vellam varuthu. thinnu paatha eppadi irukum. lovely
Person   ()
i just love beet leaves.. i had planted it in my balcony garden for few months..

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Old Comments

Comment by SOUMITA ,,,,.....
        which vitamins we can get from beet leaves?
Reply :-
           Beet Leaves are a good source of Vitamin A and Vitamin C. It also contains Vitamin E, Vitamin K & Vitamin B6.

Comment by SUNITHA MENON on 10 November 2009 13:19PM
        what is nutmeg powder in malayalam?
Reply :-
           Nutmeg is Jathikka in Malayalam

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