Instant Pot Beetroot Stir Fry | Instant Pot Beetroot Thoran

    • 2 Beets
    • 2 tsp oil
    • 1/2 cup chopped onion
    • 2 green chilies
    • 2 tsp dry coconut powder
    • chopped cilantro
    • salt as per taste.
    • Tadka / Tempering:
      • 1/4 tsp mustard seeds
      • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
      • 1/2 tsp urad dal
      • 1/2 tsp chana dal
      • little asafotida
      • Curry leaves
    • Powders:
      • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
      • 1/2 tsp red chili powder


    • Peel and chop beetroot.
    • Turn on instant pot saute mode, when it is hot, add oil.
    • Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, urad dal, chana dal, asafotida and curry leaves. Wait until it splutters.
    • Add chopped onion and green chili - Saute until turns into light brown.
    • Add chopped beetroot - Saute for a minute.
    • Add turmeric powder, red chili powder and salt - quick stir.
    • Close the lid with sealing position.  Cancel saute mode
    • Set low pressure 2 minutes.  Cancel after it is done.
    • Open the instant pot lid after natural pressure release. 
    • Turn on saute mode, and stir for a minute or two to make it dry.
    • Garnish with dry coconut powder and chopped cilantro.  
    • Quick Beetroot Stir fry is ready!
    • Here I used 6QT DUO instant pot.
    • You can reduce the spice level by reducing the chili powder.
    • You can skip the spices if it is not available.
    • It goes well with Rice or Roti.