This recipe appears in:Beyond Curry: Beet Foogath (Beet Coconut Stir-fry)
About the author: Denise Dsilva Sankhe is a writer & creative director by profession. But that's only when she isn't eating her way across India. She recreates this delicious cuisine in her Mumbai home, which she shares with her newly-married husband, who has long since given up his determination to have salads for dinner.
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- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 3 small hot green chilis, slit lengthwise
- 1 teaspoon whole black mustard seeds
- 10 curry leaves
- 4 medium beets, boiled and cubed (about 3 cups)
- Kosher salt
- 1/2 cup coconut flakes
Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large saucepan until shimmering. Add chilis, mustard seed, and curry leaves. Stir vigorously until fragrant and the mustard starts to pop, about 3 minutes. Add the beetroot and stir until the beets are coated in spices. Add the coconut and stir until mixed through. Serve warm or cold with any Indian meal as a side or salad.