Friday, 18 December 2015

Beetroot Chutney / Thogayal and it's benefits

Beetroot importance

Benefits of Beetroot :


Beetroots are rich in nitrates. We can take beetroot regularly to have a healthy heart. This not only reduces heart diseases, also  lowers blood pressure &  reduces stroke. Beetroot consist “beta cyanine” , which is a good antioxidant. It also contains soluble fibre which can control bad cholesterol .The other benefits of beetroot are,


Helps to lose weight,
Good source of energy,
Controls sugar levels,
Prevents constipation and More…


How to prepare Beetroot chutney?


Here i’m going to explain two types of preparation.


BeetRoot chutney - I

Beetroot Thogayal



Ingredients :


Beetroot – 2
Red Chillies – 4 (Depends upon your taste)
Coconut (grated) – 1/2 cup
Oil – 3 tsp
Bengal gram dhal - 2 tsp
Tamarind – Lemon size
Salt – Depends on your taste
Curry Leaves


Method :
Step : 1
Peel the beetroot and cut into small pieces.
Step : 2
Heat kadai fry Bengal gram dhal for a minute ( Without oil ).
Step :3
Empty the kadai and add 3 tsp of oil and add red chillies , beetroot in it. Stir it for 5 to 7 minutes.
Step : 4
Cool down the contents. Now take the mixie jar and all the items in it ( Beetroot, red chillies, Bengal gram, Tamarind, Coconut, curry leaves, salt )
Step: 5
Grind it without adding water.


Delicious Beetroot Thogayal is ready. You can use this as side dish for rice, dosa, idli, chapathi .
BeetRoot chutney - II




Ingredients :


Beetroot – 2
Red Chillies – 4 (Depends upon your taste)
Coconut (grated) – 1/2 cup
Oil – 3 tsp
Bengal gram dhal - 2 tsp
Tamarind – Small Lemon size
Salt – Depends on your taste
Curry Leaves
Small Onion - 10
Tomato - 2
Ginger
Garlic - 5 cloves


Method :
Step : 1
Peel the beetroot and cut into small pieces.
Step : 2
Heat kadai fry Bengal gram dhal for a minute ( Without oil ).
Step :3
Empty the kadai and add 3 tsp of oil and add red chillies , onion, tomato, ginger, garlic. stir it for 3 minutes. Then add chopped beetroot and stir it well for 5 minutes.
Step : 4
Cool down the contents. Now take the mixie jar and all the items in it ( Beetroot, onion, tomato, ginger, garlic, red chillies, Bengal gram, Tamarind, Coconut, curry leaves, salt )
Step: 5
Grind it without adding water. This method gives you more quantity of chutney.

I usually prepare beetroot chutney once in a week and my family enjoy eating it. You just have a try and let me know your suggestions.