Beetroot Potato Masala


2 medium potatoes
1 small beetroot
1 small onion, sliced
2 green chillies, slit
1 tsp ginger, chopped
1/2 tsp turmeric powder
a pinch of asafoetida
1 sprig curry leaves
1 tsp urad dal
1 tsp mustard seeds
salt to taste
2 tbsp coconut oil
2 tbsp coriander leaves, chopped


  1. Peel and roughly chop the potatoes and beetroot and then pressure cook for 1 whistle. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker and lightly mash them and keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and splutter mustard seeds. Add urad dal and toss till the colour starts to change.
  3. Add slit green chillies, chopped ginger, few curry leaves and a pinch of asafoetida and saute for a minute.
  4. Add sliced onion and saute well till onion turns transparent.
  5. Add turmeric powder and mix well.
  6. Add cooked potato and beetroot and mix well. Then add 1/2 cup of hot water and salt , mix well and cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Add chopped coriander leaves and mix well. Remove from the flame and serve with puri, chapati etc…

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