02 March, 2010

Carrot-Beet Greens Fry/Sauté


When Susan announced that she is hosting weekend herb blogging, I couldn't think of a better plant than beets for a fresh recipe. It has been 2 years since I entered the culinary world (A kitchen of course!) and all  these years I have chopped the beet greens from the blood red beets quite nonchalantly.  This week I made better use of the greens than throwing them into the trash bin with a cavalier attitude. Hence, The carrot-green saute was born. Thanks to Avi for letting me know that beet greens are very nutritious. This is my contribution to weekend herb blogging, hosted by Susan and is the brain child of Kalyn. WHB is now entrusted to Haalo.

Beet Greens are very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol. They're also a good source of Protein, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Phosphorus and Zinc, and a great source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol), Vitamin K, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Copper and Manganese.

 
Pic Courtesy: www.thedailygreen.com

Ingredients:-
2-3 carrots chopped into small sized cubes
1/3 cup of chopped beet greens
1 green chilli finely chopped
1/2 a medium sized onion chopped
1 tsp of mustard seeds
1 tsp of red chilli flakes (according to taste)
2 tsp of oil
salt to taste

Method:-
Heat the oil in a pan and let the mustard seeds crackle.
Add the green chilli and onions. Fry till the onions get transparent.
Add the red chilli flakes and the veggies.
Mix well with salt and add 1/4 cup of water.
Close and cook for about 10 mins. Stir occasionally to avoid burning of the veggies.
Once the veggies are cooked, stir fry them until the water has evaporated.
Serve hot with rotis.

30 comments:

Swathi said...

Preeti,

Carrot-beet greens fry looks really delicious.

Sushma Mallya said...

Lovely combo and looks so colourful..

kitchen queen said...

a very healthy and nutritious fry.

Subhashini said...

It looks very colourful and yummy.

Priya said...

Love the way u used beet greens for this fry, very catchy and healthy side dish..

Ms.Chitchat said...

That sure was a good info abt beet greens and would begin to put it into use from the next time onwards. Btw, the sabji has a beautiful color and sure to taste good too :):)

Chitchat

Joanne said...

I love this colorful dish! I always have carrots sitting around and I never quite know what to use them for. I bet this would be great with kale or swiss chard as well (if I didn't have beet greens). Perfect submission to WHB!

Rachana Kothari said...

The fry looks so colourful and tempting and a very pretty click too:)

Deepa G Joshi said...

wow, such wonderful click..totally delicious combo..

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Sarah Naveen said...

Awesome click..Looks so yummy and delicious..loved it :)

Vrinda said...

This is my fav combo...looks nice with nice garnish...

Neetz said...

lovely pic and great como!!

Latha said...

Lovely combo...looks yumm.

Jyoti V said...

Looks so colorful..nice combo..

sowmya's creative saga said...

nice recipe..i dont think i get beet greens here..but they are so healthy..

PJ said...

oh I love the fact that you used beet greens in this recipe. I only recently realized that they are eatable and then realized that they are very tasty.. now I am continuously looking for a new way to use them. These look delicious.

Kanchana Shekhar said...

looks yum...i have never used the greens of beets before...we learn something new everyday...

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Like you I don't care much for the beet greens. But this curry looks so delicious that I might just think twice before discarding the greens!

Sugandhi Chikura said...

Lovely recipe...u are an inspiration for so many greenhorns! Well done :)

Siddhi S said...

wow preety nice healthy stir fry...hey thnx for the wishes in my blog...

angee said...

colorful and mouth watering stir fry..

Jagruti said...

Very colourful dish and tempting...
first time here..

cheers and do visit me if you can..

Duchess of Tea said...

Preeti darling, I popped in to personally thank you for the sweet birthday wishes you left for Christopher. We are both ever so grateful for you kindness.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

Shri said...

Yumm, Preeti!The color is lovely and delicious

Parita said...

Yummy and colorful!

Sayantani said...

what attracts most is its colour. looks awesome and thats a bowl full of health.

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

This is simply the best and a healthy combo... Nice Pic!!!

Preeti Kashyap said...

thanks everyone!

Cham said...

Love the carrot bean combo, sometimes we add cabbage too!
Good one :)

comfycook said...

I grew up on beet leaf soup and it was my favorite. Unfortunately, I don't have the recipe. Time to do a search and see if I can find it.

I must learn to use the greens from Beets. Thanks for this recipe.