Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Beetroot n' Carrot Stir fry/Mezhukkupuratti

I had no clue about betanin, the dye that gives beetroot the deep red color, when I saw my friend's lunchbox with red rice during my kinder garden days. I went back home and asked my mom to make me red rice.  You should have seen the surprise on her face! From that time on I like this brilliant red color and the vegetable.

  The other major ingredient in todays dish is carrot which is rich in beta carotene.  Beta carotene gets converted to vitamin A and is good for your eyes. I used to tell my daughter when she was smaller, that if she eats carrots her eyes will sparkle like that of a bunny.

  I am not sure if they believe what I said or are fascinated with color like me, it is a hit with the kids.  Hope you will also like this simple and colorful fry with 2 smart veggies :-)

mezhukkupuratti

Ingredients

Carrot (long thin slices)- 1 1/2 cup
Beetroot(long thin slices)-1 cup
Green chillies (slit into 2)-2-3
Salt-to taste
Cooking Oil-2 Tbsp

stir fry

Method

1.Heat oil in a pan.
2.Throw in the vegetable slices along with chillies and salt.
3.Cover and cook till the vegetables get tender.
4.Let it get fried keeping the lid open
5.Serve with rice and Sambar .

Mezhukkupuratti
Contributor: Namitha

42 comments:

  1. Fantastic..da! Love the photos..especially the last one. I love beetroot and V does not but I buy and cook them just for myself.

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  2. Oh! How wonderful! I've never tried cooking beetroot before, you've now inspired me to give it a try. Thank you for such a great quick and easy recipe with smart choice of veggies.

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  3. What a wonderful side dish, thank you!!

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  4. Lovely pics....looks colorful and yumm.

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  5. Nutritious dish...lovely picture to compliment the recipe.
    ...and keep smiling...

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  6. My fav but i usually grate them..nice click as usual..

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  7. a treat to the eye recipe :) and good for health.

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  8. Lovely colour. beets and carrot makes a wonderful combo.

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  9. lovely pics dear..........healthy and delicious recipe.

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  10. super, colourful and delicious photos.
    The recipe appears nice.

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  11. The bright colours of the carrot and beetroot r a treat for the eyes.A very healthy curry also.

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  12. How could you turn something so simple into such a delicacy! Beautiful pictures as always!

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  13. oh wow great side dish and nice way to brighten up a plate of food

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  14. hey very simple and tasty recipe.I love the combination of beetroot and carrot very much

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  15. Very colorful indeed, lovely clicks.

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  16. Such a colourful stir fry...fantastic!

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  17. colourful, hearty, healthy...lovely dish.

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  18. Ammude fav veggies annu..Very delicious and so healthy!!the photography is stunning Nami.:)

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  19. What a tasty and colorful dish...looks so good :)

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  20. Looks delicious and so very healthy too. Thanks for stopping by my blog, this is a wonderful space and I'll be sure to check this often :)

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  21. Wonderful color combo. Loved the pic. Sure healthy and tasty recipe.

    Chitchat

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  22. Easy,colourful And a healthy stir fry

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  23. Nice n colorful! Love the first picture!

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  24. Wow! what awelcome colour!!! Simply loved the stirfry.

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  25. Simple and colorful .Beautiful pictures!

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  26. Colourful and healthy mezhukkupuratty...

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  27. Absolutely lovely colors there!And I love how you cut the veggies..

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  28. wow, who would resist to that combination? I should try the " sparkling bunny eyes" tip with my daughter too :):)

    so simple ingredients for that elegant stir-fry!! lovely!!!

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  29. Thanks for your encouragement !!
    @Akal: Sure. Hope it will work for you too :D

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  30. I too make the same thing with carrot and beetroot,but I grate it ...Dont have the patience to slice it..I m sure that sliced one will be much much tastier than grated one.

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  31. Awesome color! I like beets a lot although my better half doesn't... will try this style for him now (he might get attracted by the very look of the dish)

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  32. Lovely dish. I love beetrot, but I have never made it with carrot. Will try this out.

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  33. A wonderful tasty dish!! I so love beetroots!

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