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.



Ingredients:

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

Procedure:
  • 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.
















18 comments:

  1. very healthy and interesting raitha dear

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

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  3. very colourful one..love beetroot

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

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  5. Healthy and yummy beetroot raita.Love it.

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

    do visit mine if time permits...
    www.premascook.com

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

    US Masala

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

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

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  10. Sounds like a very healthy raita!

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

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

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  12. Wow what a color .Looks so lovely

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

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

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