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Beetroot Kootu

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Beetroot Kootu

  • Veg
  • 1 hr 5 mins
  • Easy



Beetroot kootu is a classic dish that is perfect for the summer heat. The crisp, crunchy taste of the beet combined with its natural juiciness makes the kootu refreshing and healthy. Beets pair well with a number of ingredients; anything like blue cheese, nuts, fish, or chicken. This recipe in particular pairs the beet’s flavor with red and green chillis, making for a spicy kootu guaranteed to help you cool off. Try making it and packing it for lunch. If you have a Vaya Tyffyn lunchbox, you can take it anywhere.

Health Benefits

There are many natural benefits to consuming a beet kootu. Beets provide a plethora of vitamins, minerals, and nutrients that make them a welcome addition to any diet. They provide carotenoids, lutein/zeaxanthin, glycine, betaine, dietary fiber, vitamin C, magnesium, iron, copper, and phosphorous; they are also a source of beneficial flavonoids called anthocyanins.

The nutrient heavy beet also provides a plethora of health benefits:

  • anemia treatment
  • indigestion treatment
  • constipation treatment
  • kidney disorders
  • dandruff
  • constipation treatment
  • piles
  • kidney disorders
  • gallbladder disorders
  • cancer treatment
  • heart disease prevention
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How to make Beetroot Kootu

  1. In pan over medium flame, add oil and roast moong dal.
  2. Add water and bring to boil. Let the contents continue to cook for 10 min. season with salt and set aside.
  3. In a separate pan, heat oil and splutter mustard seeds.
  4. Fry Bengal gram and urad dal followed by onion, dry red chilli, green chilli & curry leaves.
  5. When the onion becomes translucent, add chopped beetroot sauté and sauté for 3 min.
  6. Add water, turmeric, and salt and let cook.
  7. Add boiled moong dal and mix well.
  8. Serve hot with rice or chapatti.


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