Thursday, March 18, 2010

Beet, Mung and Coconut Milk Stew

Since beets have been the hot topic vegetable of discussion lately in the group, it was only natural that my first recipe post on the EtsyVeg blog featured beets! :)

It's a very simple recipe and I avoided using any extra spices because the slightly sweet flavors of the beets and coconut milk are delicious as they are.

Beet, Mung and Coconut Milk Stew

1/2 C Whole Mung Beans
2 Beets (cubed)
1 Package (200 ml) Coconut Milk (I like the Dabur Hommade brand)
1 t Oil
a pinch of Turmeric
Chilli Powder
1/4 t Tamarind Paste (optional)

Heat 2 C of water with the oil and turmeric added in. Bring it to a boil and add the mung beans, beets and a pinch of salt. Cook till the mung beans are soft (pressure cooking them together works best).

Mix in salt and chilli powder to taste and boil for a minute or so. Empty the whole pack of coconut milk in and stir, bring to boil and turn off flame. Stir in the tamarind paste if using and mix well.

This tastes delicious eaten by itself or with Chapathis or Tortillas.

Enjoy! :)

Oh, I almost forgot the most important part...

WARNING: This might turn your pee (and the other stuff) into any of a number of shades of red. Don't be alarmed. (hehe)


silentlotus creations said...

Susmi, thank you so much for sharing this! I don;t even like beets and it still sounds incredible! :D

Heather said...

Thanks Susmitha! This sounds wonderful! I will be trying this soon! I <3 beets!! XOXO :)

FireHorse3 said...

Sounds delish! Yum!