Saturday, 10 August 2013

Beetroot Stir Fry - Just 2 ingredients and 2 spices

Who says kids won't eat vegetables. They will as long as it is prepared in a way that they will love. We do not eat meat at home and so most of our sides have veggies in it. And I love those sides. But even I find it difficult to eat steamed veggies without spices. This is my attempt to make a simple stir fry without using all elaborate ingredients associated with Indian Dishes.

Believe me you will have kids asking for seconds.

With this post I am planning to start a series of posts with the Theme - Indian Food with Minimal Ingredients. The aim is to use minimal ingredients without compromising the taste. When some one wants to try making Indian food, they should not have to go shopping for 20 different spices (which many Indian dishes have). Trick is to know which are the key ingredients that bring out the flavour of the dish!

Another recommendation I have for someone trying to make Indian food is to go buy Spices in an Indian Store. Most cities now have one. You will find that the spices sold in Western Supermarkets/Shops are often over priced (3-4 times the value in Indian stores). So be adventurous and pop into an Indian store, ask for help and pick your spices and lets cook!


Beetroot 3
Onion 1
Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp
Chilli Powder or Smoked Papprika 1/2 tsp (use 1 tsp for spicy)

Oil and Salt to taste

Method of Preparation

1. Finely chop the onions.

2. Peal and chop the beet roots.

3. In a pan, heat a little oil. Add the cumin seeds and let it sizzle.

4. Add the onions and saute till it starts to brown.

5. Add the chopped beets and give it a stir. Cook covered till the beets are almost cooked.

6. Add some salt and chilli powder as required. Mix and cook for a few more minutes.

Serve as a side dish with rice or any dinner!


  1. simple fry and neat presentation sis

  2. Rosh that s a terrific thing you are doing- cooking with minimal ingredients the indian way! i m going to look forward to it. And i love beets. Any way. Even raw works well for me

  3. Wonderful initiative Roshni. My kids have no problem with eating any vegetable.