Sunday, August 31, 2008

Beetroots in Coconut Milk


My life would have been so much easier if chocolate chip cookies had been beneficial to our health compared to say, slices of beetroot. Don't get me wrong here. I absolutely enjoy every bit of my fun filled life..........until it comes to making Pratik eat beetroot. Yep, his dislike for them matches only to my dislike for crows! I have come up with so many beetroot recipes to date that my brain has given up on ideas. None of them have worked so far!

And that is exactly when you folks came to help me. I want to thank each one of you who left me some gorgeous recipes and links for making use of the abundant beetroots in our home. I also searched online and some have even made beetroot ice-cream! In fact, Alexa has made a wonderful beetroot mousse filled in chocolate cups! Now that is certainly commendable and I am sure it tasted great! But I think it is reasonable to conclude that you folks also have to come up with something eye catching to make your family eat beetroots?

In whatever form, I am just happy when I see the recipe work. This side dish of beetroots in coconut milk is not only healthy but packed with abundant flavor from fennel seeds. And as I had expected it worked well on my husband! Hurray!

Ingredients:

4 medium cooked beetroots, cubed
1 yellow onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, grated
1 tbs olive oil
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp ground fennel
2 tsp curry powder
1/2 cup whey or vegetable stock
1/2 cups coconut milk
1-2 tbs lemon juice
Cilantro for garnish
Salt

Method:

Heat the olive oil in a saute pan. Add the onions and garlic, ground fennel, turmeric & curry powder. Saute for 2-3 minutes.

Add the cubed beetroots and mix well. Add whey or vegetable stock and simmer until reduced by half. Add the coconut milk and simmer again for 5-7 minutes.

Add salt and lemon juice and mix well.

Serving:

Serve warm as a side. Garnish with cilantro.

I am sending this recipe to Sunita for her wonderful "Think spice" event. I hope the fennel spices up your event anniversary menu.

16 comments:

Lori Lynn said...

I really like the contrast of the yellow lemon and red beet in your photo.

The recipe sounds great, nice combination of flavors and spices.

Adam said...

Coconut milk and beets sound like a perfect match with the creaminess and sweetness. I love beets, but I've never thought of this before. Awesome idea :)

Alexa said...

Poonam,
Thank you for mentioning my little mousse. I love the recipe you have posted and will be trying it next week. I am bookmarking it. Who knows maybe Mr. Picky will like it? I know I will. :-)

Swati said...

Beet and coconut milk sound delicious.. would love to give this a try..

Jeena said...

This looks amazing I love the colour and beetroots are so healthy, delicious.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Looks gr8 and sounds healthy

Maria said...

What a great combo! Love the colors! Your photo is gorgeous!

Poonam said...

Hi Lori, Adam, Alexa, Swati, Jeena, KF, Maria, thanks for your lovely commets!

Prudy said...

That photo is gorgeous and the colors are like jewels. I've got to try this.

Dee said...

That looks really pretty, Poonam. I'm pretty ambivalent about beetroot, but my husband loves the stuff. The coconut is a very nice combination.

Vera said...

Poonam, what an interesting recipe! And I love beets.

Tanya said...

I've never made much with beets. This looks really beautiful and healthy too!

A_and_N said...

Wow, thats a unique combination...beetroot and coconut juice. Looks delicious!

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Adele said...

My husband hates beetroot. He thinks it tastes like dirt! All these ideas sound gorgeous, I'll definitely give it a go.