Thursday, January 13, 2011

Beetroot Raita/ Pachdi

I love beetroot just because of its vibrant colour...taste wise I am not very fond of it because of its sweetness. I like spicy food but this raita has made me like beetroot. First I tasted one spoon..then second..then third and soon enough my bowl was empty :) I would love to make this now more often.


Beetroot - 1 medium sized grated
Onion - 1 small (chopped)
Green Chillies - 2 ( cut in big pieces)
Ginger - 1 inch piece sliced thinly
Grated fresh Coconut - 2 tbsp
Mustard Seeds - 1 tsp
Coriander Seeds - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Salt - to taste
Curry Leaves - 10 nos
Oil - 1 tbsp
Thick Curd - 1 cup

  • Heat oil and add mustard seeds, once it splutters add curry leaves, ginger and green chillies..saute it for a minute.
  • Add the chopped onions and saute it till soft.
  • Add grated coconut and again stir and saute for another minute.
  • Add in grated beetroot and mix everything nicely. Put around 2 tbsp of water and close the vessel lid allowing beetroot to cook.

  • In the meanwhile dry roast coriander and cumin seeds and grind them dry.
  • Once beetroot has cooked add salt and coriander,cumin mixture.
  • Stir to incorporate everything together. Keep cooking for another minute then off the gas and allow to cool.
  • Beat the curd and add around 1/4 cup of water. The curd should not be very runny.
  • Mix in the beetroot mixture with curd and garnish with chopped coriander leaves and grated coconut.


  1. very healthy and interesting raitha dear

  2. Simple and Different... bookmarked...

  3. very colourful beetroot

  4. This is something new to me..
    will try sometime..

  5. Healthy and yummy beetroot raita.Love it.

  6. colourful pachadi...luks delicious...

    do visit mine if time permits...

  7. Looks bright and colorful.. a keeper recipe :)

    US Masala

  8. Such a colourful and yummy raita..awesome..

  9. Very yum.Happy Sankranti to you.Thanks for 'first' response on my post!

  10. Sounds like a very healthy raita!

  11. i love beetroot for its sweetness and reddish color.
    your raita looks good.

    thanks for sharing, hope you'll have a wonderful weekend

  12. Wow what a color .Looks so lovely

  13. Oh my! This luks sooo good n yumm! :)

  14. That looks delicious and the color is just stunning!


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