1. Wash and peel the skin of beetroot, cut into small cubes. Add just enough water and cook till soft.
2. Another method would be to boil the beetroot in a pressure cooker. cool and peel the skin and cut into cubes.
3. Heat oil, add seasonings , fry to a brown colour.
4. Add sambar powder, a pinch sugar, salt and saute for a while.
5. Remove from fire and mix thoroughly.