Beetroot Thoran Recipe - Beetroot Upperi Recipe | Beetroot Stir Fry Recipe

I had this post languishing in my drafts for a long time now and so I thought i will post it before I loose track of it. Thoran or Upperi refers to stir-fry, seasoned with coconut, curry leaves and mustard seeds which  is a usual preparation in the lunch menu of Kerala households which they relish with rice and curries...

Thoran can be made with different vegetable, with small variations in spices.The one I am showing here is a simple thoran with beetroot which is mixed together with grated coconut, mustard seeds, curry leaves and turmeric powder and briefly stirred on a pan over a very fire. If you have all the ingredients ready, then it takes no time to whip this up. Hope you all will enjoy this classic Kerala Stir Fry /Thoran as much as we did :-)

Beetroot Thoran Recipe - Beetroot Upperi Recipe | Beetroot Stir Fry Recipe

Preparation Time : 10 minutes
Cooking Time : 15 minutes
Serves : 3-4

Ingredients :

Beetroot : 1 large (shredded or finely chopped)
Shallots : 1-2 (thinly sliced)
Garlic : 2 pods (crushed)
Green chillies : 3-4 (slit lengthwise)
Cumin Seeds : 1/4 tsp
Grated Coconut : 1/4 cup
Turmeric powder : 1/4 tsp
Mustard seeds : 1 tsp
Curry leaves : 1 sprig
Oil : 1 tbsp
Salt to taste

How to make Beetroot Thoran - Upperi Recipe | Beetroot Stir Fry Recipe:

1. Using your hands mix thoroughly the chopped beets, grated coconut,  with turmeric powder, shallots, cumin seeds, garlic, salt and curry leaves  or you can just pulse 1 time everything together coarsely in blender.
2. Heat oil in a pan. Add the mustard seeds and when it's starts to splutter.
3. Add the beet mixture and sprinkle very little water on the top and cover the pan and cook on low heat, stirring occasionally; After 5 minutes remove the lid and stir fry for another 5 minutes. 
4. Serve hot as a side dish with rice and Enjoy!

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Happy Cooking!


  1. love this.. best combo with rice and moru :)

  2. this is one of my fave side dish for rice..

  3. Oh yum. look amazing and delicious.

  4. Love this...looks yummy. Best with rice and sambar.

  5. I love beetroot thoran too

  6. Awww.. Looks delicious

  7. healthy thoran....perfect with sambar rice....nice click!

  8. I love beetroot thoran with rice and curd/ moru. My mouth is watering already!

  9. I always make beetroot with carrot,thats how my amma used to make,never tried betroot on its own..
    What I love the most and hate the most about betroot is its colour,I love the colour after its cooked but hate the colour on my fingers after chopping or grating it :)

  10. Looks delicious, love this with curd rice!

  11. Colorful, healthy and tasty.

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  12. hi dear....very common in my house and i love the colour when mixed with rice...

  13. Beet root thoran adipoli.

  14. Love this thoran anytume,catchy definitely and healthy..

  15. Anonymous1:20 PM

    Greetings! Quite useful suggestions on this short article! It's the small modifications that make the most important alterations. Many thanks a whole lot for sharing!

  16. adipoli thoran....perfect with some hot rice...lovely clicks too.

  17. Anonymous9:31 AM

    I couldn’t resist commenting

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  19. Thanks everyone :D Really appreciate your time !

  20. Anonymous4:12 AM

    I really like this recipe, will be trying it very soon as I love beetroot and I love thorans. I made a version of this myself:

    Best wishes,
    Cheeku Bhasin

  21. @ Cheeku Bhasin, Thank u, do try this version and let me know your valuable feedback..hope you will like it.
    I didn't check ur version, that sounds yum :)

  22. Anonymous4:51 AM

    l tried this recipes. it was yummy
    thank u

    1. Hi, Thanks for trying this dish and sharing your feedback here.I'm really happy that you liked it too :)


  23. Yum, mouth watering recipe. My favorite curry dish. Thanks for sharing.



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