.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 ..
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
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.