About Food – Fried Beetroot with Tomatoes and Spices
Served hot or cold, fried beetroot with tomatoes and spices is a popular appetizer in Georgia.
Ingredients: 1 kilo of beetroot, 2 tomatoes, 2 onions, 20 grams of fresh green coriander, 3 cloves of garlic, 1 tsp of blue fenugreek, 1 tsp of dried coriander, 1 tsp of dried red pepper and salt (amount dependent upon personal preference).
Preparation: Thoroughly wash the beetroot and boil until soft (up to one hour, depending on size). Whilst the beetroot is being boiled, chop the onions and add to a pan of hot oil. Cover and fry for 7-8 minutes on a medium heat.
Chop the tomatoes and add to the pan and continue to fry for 4-5 minutes.
Once the beetroot has been boiled, remove the skin and grate the beetroot with a cheese grater. Add the grated, boiled beetroot and chopped fresh coriander to the pan. Stir thoroughly and continue to fry for 5-6 minutes.
Crush the garlic and add, together with the spices, to the pan. Stir thoroughly and continue to cook for 4-5 minutes.
Serving: Serve hot. We garnished ours with fresh parsley. It is also delicious cold!
Enjoy your fried beetroot with tomatoes and spices!
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