Saturday, February 22, 2014

BEETROOT RAITA / PACHADI



.The humble beetroot has been known to have multiple health benefits. It is very important to include it into your diet.It is good for pregnant mothers. It helps in reducing the high blood pressure and bad cholesterol, beats osteoporosis, treats anaemia, keeps diabetes under check and the list is endless....
There are a variety of sweet and savoury dishes that you can prepare with beetroot or can just eat it as a salad. I have made a raita out of it ..


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Ingredients:
Beetroots ... 2-3 (small )
Yogurt / curd ... 1 cup (or more)
Ginger ....... 1 tsp (grated)
Fresh coconut ... 1 tbsp (grated)
Salt ........ to taste
Mustard seeds .. 1 tsp
Asafoetida .... a pinch
Urad dal .... 1 tsp
Curry leaves ... few
Oil .. 1 tbsp


Method:
1. Boil the beetroots until 3/4 th done. Peel and grate them.
2. In a pan heat the oil and add the urad dal, mustard seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida.
3. When they crackle, add the grated beetroots and ginger. Add salt to taste and stir. Switch off the gas and let it cool.
4. When it cools add the beaten yogurt and stir.
Serve at room temperature or refrigerate and serve it cold. 

12 comments:

  1. Simple chutney it tastes great I loved the color

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  2. Looks yum.. Agree very tasty too.. I also clicked this 2 days ago :-)

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  3. I too love beetroot.
    What does raita pachadi mean?

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    1. It is a name given to a dish made with yogurt .. something like a salad

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  4. wow very delicious and inviting Pachadi :) looks very attractive !!

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  5. Gorgeous Shobhaji! Pachadinis raita or chutney?
    Sonal

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    1. In South India we call the vagar wala raita as pachadi.

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  6. Very colourful and catchy pachadi..I can have with some pulao.

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