Kerala Beetroot Thoran Recipe – Kerala Style Beetroot Stir Fry

post modified on July 22

Written by Puja

Beetroot Thoran Recipe is a Kerala side dish made with finely chopped beetroot and lots of grated coconuts. The addition of coconut oil in this recipe gives this dish an amazing taste.

beetroot thoran

About Kerala Beetroot Thoran Recipe:

Beetroot Thoran is a combination of beetroot, coconut, and some India Spices. In Kerala, any vegetable that is stir-fried along with grated coconut is called “Thoran”. Thoran is an authentic traditional side dish normally served along with Steamed rice and some curry.

Personally, I like Beetroot Thoran more when it is served with Boiled Rice, Kerala Moong Dal Parippu, Papadam, and Ghee. I just love this combination.

The addition of this recipe to your normal diet gives you lots of health benefits. This recipe has the goodness of beetroot and coconut both. So let’s jump on to the recipe now. And of course, do try this recipe and let us know, how it turned out for you.

beetroot thoran

beetroot thoran

beetroot thoran recipe

beetroot thoran

beetroot thoran


beetroot thoran recipe

beetroot thoran

Kerala Beetroot Thoran Recipe

Beetroot Thoran is a Kerala side dish made with finely chopped beetroot and with lots of grated coconut. The addition of coconut oil in this recipe gives this dish an amazing taste.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: beetroot thoran
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 140kcal
Author: Puja


  • 2 cups Beetroot Medium Size, finely chopped
  • 5 cloves Garlic roughly crushed
  • 1 cup Coconut grated
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • Curry Leaves few
  • 1-2 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tsp Mustard Seeds
  • Salt to taste


  • Heat coconut oil in the kadhai.
  • Add mustard seeds to it. Let it splutter.
  • Once the mustard seeds start spluttering add curry leaves to it and fry for few seconds.
  • Add chopped beetroot and give it a nice stir. Keep the flame low, cover and let it cook.
  • In the meanwhile, in a plate add grated coconut, crushed garlic, turmeric powder, salt, and red chilli powder. Mix everything well with your hand.
  • Once the beetroot gets cooked, add the coconut mixture to it and mix well.
  • Cook for few more minutes stirring in between.
  • Once done switch off the gas.
  • Serve hot along with hot rice and any curry of your choice.
  • But this side dish goes really well along with Kerala parippu, boiled rice and papadam.


Nutrition Facts
Kerala Beetroot Thoran Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 140 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Sodium 69mg3%
Potassium 320mg9%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 225IU5%
Vitamin C 5.2mg6%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1.3mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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