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Beetroot Palya

Simple dry curry recipe
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Beetroot dry curry, Palya
Author: Eateries Delightful


  • 1 cup crated beetroot
  • 3 tbsp shredded coconut
  • pinch of hing
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp urad dal
  • 1/2 tsp mustard leaves
  • 3-4 curry leaves optional
  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves
  • salt per taste
  • 1/2 inch ginger optional
  • 1/4 tsp or lesser tamarind pulp
  • 2 dried red chillis
  • 11/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil


  • wash the beetroot, peal and grate it.
  • In a large pan, heat coconut oil, add mustard seeds, urad dal, let it splutter.
  • Add hing, cumin seeds, curry leaves, chillis ginger, and saute for a min
  • Add beetroot, tamarind pulp and give a quick mix.
  • Add 1/2 cup water, salt(jaggery can be added now, if needed).
  • Close the lid and cook under low flame until soft(takes around 10 mins). Stir occasionally
  • Add shredded coconut, coriander leaves and mix well.
  • Serve with rice or chapati.