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Palak-Beetroot Fry

Palak-Beetroot fried with spices

Recipe by christy gerald of Dubai, AE

This Palak-Beetroot Fry is an easy side-dish only needs 11-12 mins microwave cooking-time. This side-dish is a good combination for rice with Sambar,Kara Kuzhambu or chapathis.

Ingredients vegetarian 4 servings

    • 3 cups chopped Palak(spinach) leaves-clean well before chopping
    • 1 1/2 cup grated Beetroot
    • 1/2 cup chopped onions
    • 2 green chilli-chopped fine
    • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
    • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
    • 1/2 tsp split urad dhal-uzhunthu
    • 2 tsp gram dhal-kadalai paruppu
    • 1 tbsp grated coconut-optional
    • 2 tsp or salt to taste
    • 1 cup water
    • few curry leaves
    • few coriander leaves
    • 1 tbsp refined oil


    1. Take a microwave bowl .Add refined oil,chopped onions,cumin seeds,mustard seeds,split urad dhal gramdhal and curry leaves.
    2. Microwave this on high for a min.Take the bowl out.
    3. Add all the other ingredients except grated coconut including 1 cup water and Microwave(high) this for 7 mins.
    4. Take the bowl out after 7 mins and mix the mixture well.
    5. Again microwave this on high for 5 more mins or till water runs dry.
    6. Take the bowl out and mix grated coconut with the Palak-Beetroot fry
    7. Serve this Palak-Beetroot Fry hot with rice and Sambar or Kara Kuzhambu or chapathis.


    christy gerald

    christy gerald

    Salma, gram dhal should be mentioned as split gramdhal and this split channa dhal is used for seasoning or tadka, preparing Masala Vada and Thattai(see in Thattai pic, where its used very little).



    what is gram dhal-kadalai paruppu must tell me coz i want 2 make this recipe.