Sweet and Spicy Beetroot Curry


This is a lovely beet-root curry recipe and easy to cook. A mildly Sweet and spicy curry, it can be served with either rice or breads.


Beetroot Curry



Beet-Root (Thinly sliced) 250g
Onion (Sliced) 1 Large
Fresh Green chili (Sliced) 2
Garlic (Sliced) 3 cloves
Chili powder 1 TSP
Turmeric Powder (Optional) ½ TSP
Coriander Powder ¾ TSP
Mustard seeds ½ TSP
Fenugreek Seeds ½ TSP
Coconut Milk/Cream (Thick) 1 TBS
Curry Leaves 1 Sprig
Pandan Leaves 1
Salt 1 TSP or to taste
Water 1 Cup
Oil 1 TBS


How I made it:-

  • Heat the oil in a pan and add the mustard seeds when they start to splutter add fenugreek seeds.
  • Add onions, garlic, curry leaves, pandan leaves and green chili. Fry for 30 seconds.
  • Add the sliced beet-root and cook for five to six minutes.


  • Add turmeric powder, chili powder, coriander powder along with salt. Stir fry for 1 minute.
  • Add the water to the pan and cook in a medium flame for 10 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
  • When the beets become tender and soft add the coconut milk and stir, then cook for 3 minutes.
  • When the gravy starts to get dry, remove from fire.
  • Serve with plain rice as a side.

Beet Curry


  1. Great idea of using beets for such a curry. Never thought of and never anything near to this fabulous curry. In fact I seldom cook beets but certainly am tempted after looking at the outcome.

  2. Very lovely and healthy beetroot curry…

  3. Ohh, no pandan leaves in India!! :(
    Beetroot curry looks yum, fresh and quite new to me!!
    I have never thought of a combination where beetroot can be added with coconut milk!
    I’m definitely trying this!!

    • Thanks dear for stopping by. Yes it’s so sad that NO pandan leaves in India. :( Do give a try to this recipe Dear, You will really love this simple curry.

  4. looks very delicious….I like beetroot curry when it is bit sweet

  5. Beetroot is such a versatile and wondeful vegetable. And the way you have cooked it sounds delicious. The addition of pandan leaves and coconut milk is unique. I am very intrigued by the recipe!

  6. Beetroot curry looks good, yummy and delicious Dhanish :-)

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