Beet Root and Beet Greens Stir fry. Vegan Glutenfree Indian recipe

Beet Root and Beet Greens Stir fry.

The labor day weekend flew by, with drives to gorgeous blue lakes, visits, house search and more. And then Tuesday hit with my machine conking off! My resident dell’s windows explorer started crashing and it just became impossible to work on. So all of Tuesday went in trying to back up everything and getting some minial things to work on it. We did pick up a Macbook Pro(a long delayed gift by hubbs), but as luck would have it, the newer wider rgb gamut on the retina display, leaves the pictures looking hyper saturated/distorted/unnatural and with a fluorescent hue. I encountered the same problem with the Samsung 9 with intel 4000 chip. If someone knows about the problem with these newer displays and chip sets, please point me in the right direction to fix it or find another machine. Help!

We just bought a colorimeter to calibrate the colors. Lets see how that goes.
Gone are the days when the machine would work seamlessly right out of the box. Well it still does, but the color calibration is way off. Ah well. the search continues.
Till then I am currently editing pictures on my network dead Dell, sharing the pictures with the mac, writing the post on mac, and text chatting with(cribbing is more like it) on the phone with hubbs..
Too many pictures alert!
Cant seem to choose :)
We spent a day at our urban garden, harvesting some produce on the weekend. A bunch of lettuce, dino kale and beet. Also, Planted some dill and flowers on the edges. We got 4 beets from our beet plant! How cute are those pretty things:) Urban garden to table( in 12 blocks) 😉
Wash them
Washed, peeled. Stems and leaves cut. I kept some leaves for a side salad.
Pretty in pink
Add oil, heat, add mustard and cumin seeds, then dry red chilies
Add chopped beet root, stems and greens. Salt and water. Mix and cook covered.
Serve hot or cold. The beets taste just like roasted beet with a hint of spice.
Beet root and Beet greens stir fry

Recipe by Richa Hingle

Vegan, Glutenfree, soy, nut, corn free recipe

Prep time: 10 minutes , Cook time: 30 minutes


  • 4 medium beet roots, chopped
  • 1/2 cup beet greens and stems, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon organic canola or virgin coconut oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 dried red chilies
  • 1/3 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/4 cup water
  • variations: add 1 clove of garlic with the red chilies


    1. In a medium pan, add oil and heat on medium.
    2. When hot, add the mustard and cumin seeds. Let them start to crackle.
    3. Break open the red chillies and add and mix for a few seconds.
    4. Add in the beet, beet greens, stems, salt and mix for a few seconds.
    5. Add the water, mix, cover and cook on low heat until beet is tender. 25-30 minutes.
    6. Stir every 7-8 minutes.
    7. Top with coconut flakes or cilantro. Serve hot or cold with salad or hot as a side with Roti, daal, rice.


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  1. says

    Kudos on growing your own produce, Richa! The recipe is awesome as always and the pictures are stunning. Those beets look priceless. What else is growing in your garden?

    • says

      Thank you Snehal. We have some bell peppers, onions, green beans, spinach, Kale, lettuce, rainbow chard, cabbage, some herbs and flowers. :)
      We keep eating the greens. Waiting for the cabbage and onions to show up.

  2. says

    Too bad about your comp, R. experience with the display problem, but I tell u, each of these beasts has its idiosyncrasies. My HP laptop gets so hot, I had to get a cooling mat, and it still gives me trouble :( The beets are looking good, though, liked the way u put the greens into the sabzi. I usually bung the greens into my dal.

    • says

      my dell gets super hot too! i use a thick block of wood when letting it sit on my lap. some days i think it might just blow up on me:)
      i add some of the greens to daal too. we have so many other greens though to use up:) so they get added in all dishes:)

  3. says

    Sorry about your technology woes! I hate it when the things that are supposed to be the easy part take time away from the task at hand. Hopefully it will get sorted out soon, and you’ll be back to a seamless operation.

    Your beets are so pretty! Their bright colors are so dramatic and inviting!

  4. says

    i love your urban garden! it is so lovely! and the beet stirfry looks great. lately, i just haven’t known WHAT to do with beets. this looks like the ticket!

  5. says

    It’s incredible how something as simple as beets could look so appetizing, and conceal such bright, intense, and spicy flavor! Great things come in humble packages, I suppose?

    Sorry to hear about the color calibration troubles- That’s always the biggest pain when editing photos. Those tiny tweaks that make the color just *barely* off can drive me absolutely nutty. These photos look spot-on and beautiful to me, though!

    • says

      thank you hannah. The color is much more than barely off. its ridiculously saturated and flourescent. i mean imagine lettuce looking like the bright green that the road construction peeps wear. ugh!

  6. says

    Gotta love that technology. I was laughing at your work around for editing photos on one computer, then sharing with another… I’ve had to do similar things so many times. :) Your beets look amazing!

  7. says

    I’m sorry you’re having computer problems. I asked my in-house geek squad (Chris) and he said he would have to look at it to be able to help you. :-/

    If it’s any consolation, these photos look great and very inviting. Those beets totally pop off the screen (and make me want to devour them)! :-)

  8. says

    don’t know about the computer issues but I do know that Macs are King! I’ve just got mine and a whole new world opened up! Yahoo! (as in an exclamation of joy and not the search engine!).

    The beets look amazing. Jealous of your kitchen garden. x

    • says

      Thanks India-leigh. they usually are. but apparently not much fun with the newer settings:) esp for photography:) imagine a red tomato that looks so red that you cannot see the depth. its just a blotch of red.


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