I learnt this dish from my neighbour aunty. Upperi can be prepared with many vegetables with few variations in spices.
Here I am presenting a very simple quick stir fry which is mostly a regular item in malayali homes for lunch.
Beetroot ¼ kg (finely chopped or grated)
garlic 8 to 10 flakes
green chillies 4 to 4
cumin seeds (jeera) ½ tsp
grated coconut ¼ cup
turmeric powder ¼ tsp
mustard seeds 1 tsp
curry leaves few
salt to taste
oil ½ tbsp
Wash beetroot, peel the skin and cut into pieces. Then cut onions and green chilly, peel the skin of garlic and keep aside.
In a mixer or chopper add all vegetables, coconut, cumin, curry leaves and salt . Just pulse once everything together coarsely . (If you pulse in mixer you can save time)
If using grated beetroot then grind coconut, onion, green chilly, garlic, curry leaves, cumin and salt into coarse paste without adding water. Then mix this grated beet root.
Heat oil in kadai add mustard seeds then turmeric powder fry for a min. Then add beetroot mix. Mix well sprinkle little water cover and cook in low flame till done.
Tasty beetroot upperi (stir fry ) ready to serve.