Pink/ Breast cancer awareness – Family favorite/Beetroot kurma

There are quite many to say in this post, but will try keep it crisp. Since October being “breast cancer awareness” month, thought will give you primitive detail about abnormal cells, from which tumors are formed. Every living being is composed of  cells and continuous controlled cell division takes place. Due to DNA mutation in the cells, abnormal rate of division of cells happens, resulting in collection of cells called tumor. There two type of tumor  benign and malignant tumor. Malignant tumor is the evil guy. The same thing happens in breast, during initial stage and secondary stages they are either treated or removed. At third stage tumor spread to greater extent and results can be fatal. I found two educative slideshow and video, check when time permits. We are precious ladies and we have to treat ourself best in order to serve others good. To keep away from carcinogenic diseases, stay healthy, stress free, no to smoking and most important of all  microwave bowls are something which has to be changed now and then, it is not for long term use, they turn into carcinogenic materials after certain time period. Microwave irradiation break the bonds in the polymer changing their original property. Am not a bio student, if you find any of the details wrong, pardon me, correct me, trash me or just chuck it out :)
Now to beetroot kurma, am not a big fan of beetroot but I adore this kurma, this is our family favorite, most important of all my dad’s. Usually in this kurma, beetroot to potato ratio is about 3:1, every one in the family will look for those little potato, my dad insists mum to add more of it, but mum says that potato’s are added to obtain the right consistency if added more it becomes potato kurma. Oh well..anyways we love..hope you will like it too :)
Thanks guys for the pouring response you all had given for my mango delight, I was overwhelmed and for some comments felt dramatic in positive sense :) For all my dear friends who had been waiting for veg recipe again here it is, Divya this is exclusively for you!
Finally, to stay fit and fine, we got to be happy, keep smiling, worries and pressure will come and go take it easy, after all we have to live the best life out of better possibilities. For all the suffering patience prayers for hope courage, strength and will power. Amen!  Stay Pink!

I was amazed by the gorgeous texture

On lighter note if you are wondering about the leaves popping out of my beetroot’s? didn’t care them for bit long time that it started to grow, leaving no option left for me to use them right away…Ahem 😛

3 medium size beetroot, diced
1 medium size potato diced
2 to 3tbsp of oil
3 medium size onions (finely chopped)
3 green chilly – slit (according to taste)
3 x 1.5 inch cinnamon
6-8 cloves
3/4 tsp chilly powder
Pinch of  turmeric
1/2 tsp of ginger garlic paste
100 ml coconut milk ( i used tinned coconut milk)
Salt to taste
Finely chopped fresh mint and coriander (2 -3 tbsp of each)
1tbsp of fresh lemon juice
Pressure cook diced beetroot and potato. In heavy bottom pan, warm oil, throw in cinnamon clove let them splutter, add green chillies, stay away, they will super react. After 30 to 40 sec quickly add finely chopped onions. Sauté till they are transparent and start to turn pale brown, add ginger garlic paste, fry for 40 to 50 sec till raw flavor vanishes. Then add cooked beetroot, fry for two mins, add chilly powder, turmeric, coconut milk,cooked potato and salt to taste. Bring it boil to required consistence. Garnish with chopped coriander , mint and one tbsp of lemon juice. Goes exclusively well with rice fine even with roties.


  1. Prathima Rao says:

    OMG…just love the color..we all love beetroots at home but i never find any recipes for curry…Mom will be damn happy when i give her the recipe..Thx a ton for sharing!!

  2. GeCe says:

    I want to emphasize that if someone suffers from the breast cancer, she must be sure it is not the end. There are lots of healing solutions and she have to keep her sensual stuation higher and be positive.

    Concerning the recipe..

    It seems amazing, I like beetroots but never tried via your recipe.

  3. MaryMoh says:

    Beautiful post and beautiful recipe…love it. This dish looks so vibrant, healthy and delicious. I need to go and get some beet root to cook this. Thanks very much for sharing. Yes, keep smiling! 😀

  4. Biny Anoop says:

    I admire ur method of creating awareness.Food is everyones need and sam is health..the pics are awesome…i loved to watch it..beetroot korma is new to me…but looks a winner

  5. Sarah-Jane - says:

    wow – looks awesome. I love the rich, deep reds of beetroot and am always amazed when I plant the seed that they grow into beets of such vibrant colours.

    I’ve been using loads of beetroot recently as still have some of this years crop growing.

    I think I might go get some nice fresh chillies and coconut milk and have a go x

  6. Shalini says:

    First time to your blog n it’s awesome. nice innovative recipes with beautiful photographs. do stop by my blog when u get time. cheers:)

  7. Jamie says:

    I will be posting a Pink Post shortly but nothing as gorgeous as your photos! Stunning! And although I’m not a huge beet fan this recipe is certainly intriguing and very pretty.

  8. Ushnish Ghosh says:

    Dear Ananda
    Greetings to you on Dushera and Durga Puja. I was bit tied up so cd not see your postings.
    My wife ( a Gyno-Obs) sends a special thanks to you for this article on cancer…it is a great awareness program you are doing !!.
    I like this recipe. I am not very fond of beet roots , but will try when the vege comes to the market. I must say , you have awesome photography skills , very nice …
    I feel good reading your comments on my blog. Please try the recipe!!
    Have a nice week ahead

  9. Choclette says:

    I love beetroot, but CT hates it. Think I might try him on this one though, it sounds delicious. I did make beetroot and sweet potato subzi once, but it was part of a feast with friends around, so never got to the bottom of what he thought of the dish or even if he tried it.

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  11. Anonymous says:

    I hadn’t noticed before in my searches!
    Why didnt I think about this? I hear exactly what youre saying and Im so happy that I came across your blog. You really know what youre talking about, and you made me feel like I should learn more about this. Thanks for this; Im officially a huge fan of your blog.

  12. Dhivya says:

    I tried ur beetroot kuruma…It goes well with Chappathi and Dosa…Yummy.Thanks for the receipe..Now,i’m going to try Radish subji…

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