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.
Save the recipe to your favourite Pinterest board!
Utensils and appliances needed
- Chopping board and knife
- Medium-sized frying pan
More beetroot recipes.
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.
JOIN ME ON ISLANDSMILE YOUTUBE CHANNEL
LOVE SEAFOOD? COME JOIN ME ON MY NEW SEAFOOD BLOG.
- 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.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
WISELIFE Kitchen Mat and Rugs Cushioned Anti-Fatigue Kitchen mats ,17.3"x 28",Non Slip Waterproof Kitchen Mats and Rugs Ergonomic Comfort Mat for Kitchen, Floor Home, Office, Sink, Laundry , Grey
Bamboo Cutting Board Set with Juice Groove (3 Pieces) - Wood Cutting Boards for Kitchen, Wood Cutting Board Set, Kitchen Chopping Board for Meat (Butcher Block) Cheese and Vegetables
KIZEN Digital Meat Thermometer with Probe - Waterproof, Kitchen Instant Read Food Thermometer for Cooking, Baking, Liquids, Candy, Grilling BBQ & Air Fryer - Black/White
ESLITE LIFE Deep Frying Pan with Lid Nonstick Saute Pan with Granite Coating, 11 Inch (5 Quart)
Basting Brush Silicone Heat Resistant Pastry Brushes Spread Oil Butter Sauce Marinades for BBQ Grill Barbecue Baking Kitchen Cooking, Baste Pastries Cakes Meat Desserts, Dishwasher safe, Set of 4
Mueller HyperGrind Precision Electric Spice/Coffee Grinder Mill with Large Grinding Capacity and HD Motor also for Spices, Herbs, Nuts, Grains, White
OXO Good Grips Soft- Handled Garlic Press
OXO Good Grips Wooden Spoon Set, 3-Piece
Secura 60-Minute Visual Timer, Classroom Countdown Clock, Silent Timer for Kids and Adults, Time Management Tool for Teaching (Black)
Spice Container - Masala Dabba - 7 Compartments, masala box,steel masala dabba,Spice container box,stainless steel spice box indian masala dabba with 7 spice containers with size 8 X 8 inches (1)
OXO Good Grips Vegetable Brush
EZ Off Jar Opener - Under Cabinet Jar Lid & Bottle Opener - Opens Any Size Jar - Great for Arthritis - Perfect for Seniors & Weak Hands
OXO Good Grips Swivel Peeler
Chef Knife PAUDIN N1 8 inch Kitchen Knife, German High Carbon Stainless Steel Sharp Knife, Professional Meat Knife with Ergonomic Handle and Gift Box for Family & Restaurant
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
Nutritional information on islandsmile is provided as a courtesy. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on the site. these figures should only be considered as estimates.
Each recipe on this blog has been written with great care and love to the best of my ability with you in mind.
It’s free and on the blog, for you to try anytime.
All I ask is that you do not save it on any apps, recipe boxes or online groups which will affect me as a food blogger and the growth of this blog. I would appreciate if you only share the link rather than the full recipe.
All images and text on this website are protected by copyright.