Healthy Heart Recipes

Beetroot Upkari


  • Beetroot: 3 big
  • Mustard seeds: 1/2 tsp
  • Green chilli: 2-3
  • Curry leaves: A few
  • Urad dal / Split Black gram:1 tsp
  • Coconut oil: l tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Sambar powder(optional): 1-2 tsp
  • Grated coconut: 2-3 tbsp for garnish


  1. Wash and peel the beetroot. Then chop it into small cubes.
  2. Heat oil in a kadai and add mustard seeds. Once it starts popping, green chilli, curry leaves, and urad dal. Fry for a minute.
  3. Add in the chopped beetroot and mix well. Add the salt and water, sambhar powder (for a variation, though not added to regular upkari), close and cook for 15 - 20 minutes on a medium flame.
  4. Once cooked, add grated coconut as garnish and serve with rice and dal or curd rice or even chapathis.