The red pigment abundant in beets are also said to have anti-cancer properties.
Beetroot - 3 medium sized
Garlic - 3 cloves
Green chillies - 5 Nos
For the seasoning
Broken black gram (urad/uzhunnu) - 1 teaspoon (5 gms)
Yellow lentils (toor dhal/sambhar paruppu) - 2 teaspoons ( 10 gms)
Dry red chillies - 3 Nos
Curry leaves - 4 sprigsOlive oil - 1 teaspoon
Pressure/ Steam cook the whole beets with the jackets on. Cool, peel and cut into strips. Chop the garlic and slit the green chillies. Heat the olive oil in a skillet and add the black gram and yellow lentils. Stir fry till they change colour. Add the dry red chillies and curry leaves. Add the garlic and saute. Add the beets and saute till the flavours mix. Add the green chillies and saute till the green chillies start to wilt. Add salt to taste.
Serve with plain steamed rice.