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Beetroot thoran

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Servings: 4


  • 2 small beetroot
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 tsp black mustard seeds
  • 2 tbsp grated fresh coconut
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes
  • pinch turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger


  • Wrap washed beetroot in foil and bake in gas Mark 4 / 180C for about 30 minutes until just cooked through.
  • Leave to cool.
  • Heat the oil in a pan with the mustard seeds until they start popping.
  • Mix the grated coconut, shallots, chilli flakes, ginger and turmeric and add to the pan.
  • Cook until starting to brown.
  • Peel the beetroot and grate coarsely. Add to the pan.
  • Cook gently for about 5 minutes until starting to dry, making sure you move it around the pan.