Beet Foogath (Beet Coconut Stir-fry)

[Photograph: Prasanna Sankhe]

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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Beet Foogath (Beet Coconut Stir-fry)

About This Recipe

Yield:Serves 2
Active time:Prep-5 minutes. Cooking- 10 minutes
Total time:15 minutes
Special equipment:Heavy bottomed saucepan
This recipe appears in: Beyond Curry: Beet Foogath (Beet Coconut Stir-fry)


  • 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


  1. 1

    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.


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