My kids eat their Beets!
I know some folks out there might be going,”This is not the typical Sri lankan way of cooking beet”, actually,it’s not. It’s my way of cooking and getting the kids to eat it without harassing them or threatening to keep them glued to the chair until they eat their veges.
My three year old loves them and calls them blood, Obviously and I’m thinking why couldn’t anyone name it Blood roots what does beet mean anyway?
Ideas anyone ?
I’m guessing with a name like blood roots, the boys would just swallow them up whole without the cooking. you know one of those, rites of passage to boyhood thingy.
I’m sorry, I just got distracted with one of my mental dialogues that run in my head sometimes,
So getting back to cooking, here you go, this is how I get my kids to eat their blood roots , unless your kid has an intense dislike to the color and texture of it, you might get lucky with this version of the beetroot curry.
And another thing, this will only take you a max of 15 minutes.
What you will need
250g of Beetroot cleaned
1/2 a Cup of Water
1/2 a teaspoon of Turmeric
3 Tablespoons of Oil
No endless chopping, no cutting boards stained with blood, just grate them into the pan,
Add Turmeric powder and Curry leaves.
Add 1/2 a cup of water and cook until the water evaporates, the reason I do these is reduce the amount of oil needed to cook it.
Add the oil and cook until the Beets are done, and thats it.