coconut and beetroot salad made with thinly sliced fresh beetroot and scraped coconut.
This beetroot recipe is a healthy vegetarian Sri Lankan beet salad known as a mallum.
If you are introducing vegetarian dishes to kids or just want to make a colourful and appetizing plate of food for picky eaters, give this beetroot salad a try.
You can reduce the number of chilli flakes, mix the grated beetroot salad into the rice and serve.
With less cooking involved, the beetroot mallum in which the beetroot and scraped coconut are lightly cooked, makes a quick and healthy vegetarian dish.
What to serve with Sri Lankan beetroot salad(mallum).
- Rice dishes to serve with beetroot mallum.
- More vegetarian curries to serve with beetroot salad.
- Meat, seafood and chicken dishes to serve with coconut and beetroot salad.
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Utensils and appliances needed
- Chopping board and knife
- Medium-sized frying pan
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RECIPE DIFFICULTY- EASY
Simple beetroot salad with coconut
The ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.
The ingredients to make the beetroot salad(mallum)
250g beetroot cleaned, cut and sliced into thin strips
1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
1 medium-sized onion sliced
2 green chillies split
3 cloves of garlic sliced
1/2 a cup of water
1 teaspoon red chilli flecks
2 tablespoons of oil
1/2 to 1 cup of freshly scraped coconut(substitute with dessicated coconut)
Salt to season
Have all the ingredients prepared and ready.
Peel and cut the beetroot into thin round slices, stack them into 4 and cut the beetroot into thin strips.
Place a frying pan over a low medium fire.
Add the beetroot slices(250g), turmeric(1/2 tsp), onion(1), green chillies(2), garlic(3 cloves sliced).
Add more green chillies to make this mallum a spicy vegetarian dish if that is your preference.
Add water(1/2 cup)and cook over a low-medium fire.
Cook the beetroot until soft.
Once the water is reduced, pour oil(2 tbs)and semi-fry the beets, season with salt.
Add scraped coconut(1/2 to 1 cup), reduce heat to low, mix and cook with the scraped coconut.
Taste and season with salt with if needed and serve warm with any of the meal ideas given above.
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coconut and beetroot mallung(stir-fry).
A quick and easy stir-fry with two main ingredients. try this vegan, vegetarian Sri Lankan dish that is made with beetroot and scraped coconut.
- Ingredients mentioned below use standard measuring cups and spoons.
- 250g beetroot cleaned, cut and sliced into thin strips
- 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric
- 1 medium-sized onion sliced
- 2 green chillies split
- 3 cloves of garlic sliced
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1 teaspoon red chilli flecks
- 2 tablespoons of oil
- 1/2 to 1 cup of freshly scraped coconut
- Salt to season
- Have all the ingredients prepared and ready.
- Peel and cut the beetroot into thin round slices, stack them into 4 and cut the beetroot into thin strips.
- Place a frying pan over a low medium fire.
- Add the beetroot slices(250g), turmeric(1/2 tsp), onion(1), green chillies(2), garlic(3 cloves sliced).
- Add more green chillies to make this stir-fry a spicy vegetarian dish if that is your preference.
- Add water(1/2 cup)and cook over a low-medium fire, cook the beetroot until soft.
- Once the water is reduced pour oil(2 tbs)and semi-fry the beets, season with salt.
- Add scraped coconut(1/2 to 1 cup), reduce heat to low, mix and cook with the scraped coconut.
- Taste and season with salt with if needed and serve warm with any of the meal ideas given above.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 205Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 266mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 4gSugar: 14gProtein: 2g
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Saturday 28th of March 2020
What a nice blog you have there, I will try the beetroot mallung next time when I cook and thank you so much for the meal ideas, ( I usually can't think of what to cook, I am always out of ideas)
Saturday 28th of March 2020
Hi Sayuri, you are most welcome and thank you for your compliment on the blog.please do try the beetroot mallung and let me know.