Monday, December 28, 2009

Beetroot Huli ( Beetroot curry)

Huli is a speciality from Karnataka. You might find preparations little similar to Sambar. Huli has its unique, awesome taste. Beetroot adds high nutrition value to this curry. Another wonderful thing about this recipe is; it does not require ghee or oil. So this is surely one tasty and healthy recipe. I normally make dry cabbage sabji along with this curry. Hot beetroot huli, rice and cabbage sabji forms a fantastic combination.

1/2 cup toor dal
2 beetroots peeled and cut into cubes
1 tomato finely chopped
8-9 red chillies
1/2 cup grated coconut
1 tbsp coriander seeds
1 tsp tamarind extract
8-10 curry leaves
2 cloves
1 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
1/4 tsp hing/asafoetida
1/4 tsp methi seeds/fenugreek seeds
1/2 tsp turmeric

  1. Pressure cook toor dal with chopped tomato and beetroot.
  2. Mash cooked toor dal.
  3. Dry roast coriander seeds,cloves,cumin seeds, methi seeds.
  4. Grind these roasted ingredients along with red chillies, tamarind pulp, hing, turmeric and grated coconut. Make a smooth paste.
  5. Boil cooked mixture of toor dal, beatroot and tomato adding curry leaves.
  6. When it starts boiling add masala paste formed earlier and salt.
  7. Let it simmer for few minutes.
Serve hot with rice.

Preparation time : 40 minutes


prasu said...

Beetroot curry sounds yumm and healthy are to a good strat.........keep rocking.

Malar Gandhi said...

Dear Renuka,

Thanks for stopping by at my space...its good that you left your trail...I am so happy to discover your lovely site:)

Beets is my favourite veggie' always wanted an variation...thanks for sharing this yummy recipe with us:)

Enjoy the last few days of 2009, soon we are going to step into 2010...Happy New Year:)

meeso said...

My mom always loved beets, I should try something like this for her, it looks tasty :)

meeso said...

Oh my goodness, I just noticed you were in Grand Rapids... I live in Kalamazoo :)

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

Thanks alot Prasu, Malar and Meeso for stopping by! I m so happy to c ur lovely comments!! Keep visiting!! Happy new year :)

Ramya Manja said...

Wow Beet Root Huli lucks mouth watering!!!Healthy & a Colorful Choice.......Keep up the good works.

Sushma Mallya said...

wow thats a lovely colour dish,i usually do a simple poriyal or use it in sambar,but this really is a nice one to prepare with beetroots...looks delicious and thanks for the recipe renuka..

AshKuku said...


Back with a bang.... hope u had lovely holidays..... yummy & healthy recipe...that is.... I have saved it for my future beet encounters.... When I prepare I would let u know........

Happy Celebrations!!!!


Arundhuti S. Rama said...

Hi Renuka,

First time here. You have a nice space here with lovely recipes. Will keep visiting.

Have a Wonderful New Year!


Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

Thanks a bunch Sushma,Ash and Arundhuti!! Glad you liked this recipe!! Happy new year to u too!! Have a gr8 time!!

Arundhuti S. Rama said...

Thanks a lot for those lovely words Renuka. I'm inviting you to participate in th ongoing event in my blog Served With Love

Looking forward to your wonderful recipes.

Simply Life said...

oh I love the color - this sounds great!

Swarna said...

Thanks a lot for visiting my blog and your comments , you too sure have a lovely blog and gonna follow you.
Happy New Year to You!!!

Parita said...

Love the vibrant color :-)

Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

Thanks alot Simply life, Swarna and Parita for lovely comments!! Happy new year to you!! Have a gr8 time!!

Magia da Inês said...

Olá, amiga...
Conheci seu cantinho e amei!
Você é muito talentosa... parabéns!...

Que a fé e a esperança num mundo melhor sejam revividas a cada dia em seu coração!
Feliz 2010!!!

Itabira - Brasil

Sushma Mallya said...

Hi renuka,wish you and your family a very happy & a prosperous new year...

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