Beetroot Poriyal

We all know the importance of beetroot in our diet. However, i dont like beetroot mainly because of its colour and secondly, it reminds me of something. So, I thought, instead of making a salad, why not try something new that may awaken my tastebuds. This is the easiest and healthiest recipe so far. Below is the image of Beetroot poriyal prepared by me. If you find it interesting then scroll down for the recipe.

Beetroot Poriyal

Time to prepare: 20 mins

Ingredients: 

  1. Beetroot – 3 medium size
  2. Grated Coconut – 1 cup
  3. Curry leaves – 10
  4. Black mustard seeds – 1/2 tbsp
  5. Urad Dal (Black Gram) – 1/4 tbsp
  6. Chana Dal – 1/4 tbsp
  7. Dry red chili – 2
  8. Oil – 2 tbsp
  9. Salt – as per the taste

How to prepare:

  1. Take a pan, put some oil and allow it to heat.
  2. Put black mustard seeds, curry leaves, black gram and chana dal in it.
  3. Cover the pan with a lid when it starts sputtering.
  4. Once the sputtering stops, add chopped beetroot to it. Saute well.
  5. Add Salt as per the taste.
  6. Add grated coconut and saute it well. Cook it for another 5-10 mins.
  7. Turn off the gas and serve it hot with Chapati.

Do let me know in the comment how did you like the recipe and if you tried.

Next Monday i’ll be back with a new recipe. ðŸ™‚

Fortnum & Mason Clock

Clicked by kashyapnimisha

This pic was taken in the summer of 2016 in London. The pistachio green colour clock which is on the wall is known as “Fortnum & Mason Clock”. The colour of the wall ( i would say brick red colour), white windows and pistachio green clock all compliment each other. But do you know this building and clock has a little story behind it. I dont know how much true is the story behind the clock, but its quite an interesting story.

Fortnum & Mason happens to be a luxury department store in Piccadilly, London. It was established in the year 1707, by William Fortnum and Hugh Mason. It was founded as a grocery store. The store’s reputation was built on supplying quality food and it saw huge growth in Victorian era. Later, the store developed as a department store, but it continued to focus on stocking a variety of exotic, speciality and basic provision.

William Fortnum was a domestic worker in the household of Queen Anne. The royal family would use new candles everynight, resulting in the surplus amount of half used wax candles. Fortnum used to sell these half used royal candles and make huge profit out of it. Fortnum also had his side business of grocery store. Hugh Mason was Fortnum’s landlord and Fortnum somehow convinced him to be his associate. With this they founded the Fortnum and Mason store.

The famous landmark “Fortnum & Mason Clock” was established in the loving memory of their founders. Every hour, the founders come out of the pavilions to bow the public of Piccadilly and then they greet each other and go back to the pavilion, until next hour. It is said that the founders come out of the pavilion to check if everything is going good or not.

This Fortnum & Mason clock is in itself an attraction. People stand on the opposite side of the road to see the clock and the founders.

Source: Wikipedia and other platforms.