Monday, October 17, 2011

Beetroot Raita

Nature has provided us with so many colourful vegetables and fruits. I love the colour of the beets and when mixed with yoghurt it gives a lovely and pleasing colour. This recipe is different from the usual Beetroot pachadi prepared in south India, where coconut is used. This raita is a simple one where beetroot is cooked and added to yoghurt. I am fond of raitas, so the colour and taste of this one is very comforting to me. Beetroot is very nutritious too, they also help to cleanse our system and purifies blood as well. So its always best to include this wonderful veggie in our diet.


What you need?

1 Beetroot
1 cup Yoghurt
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
2-3 Green chillies slit
5-6 Curry Leaves
1 tsp Oil
Salt

How to prepare?

Peel and grate the beetroot. Heat oil in a pan. Splutter mustard seeds. Saute curry leaves and green chillies for a minute. Add beetroot to this. Sprinkle some water and a little salt, mix well. Cover and cook until beetroot is soft. Once done, keep aside this to cool.

Combine beetroot and yoghurt now. Adjust salt if required. Serve with rice or roti.





32 Tasty Comments:

MyKitchen Flavors-BonAppetit!. said...

Healthy and delicious beetroot raita,dear.Yummy!.

sangee vijay said...

raitha looks so vibrant...i make carrot raitha but never tried with beets...lovely idea..will try next time..

ANU said...

very nice and colorful...


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Swathi said...

Delicious raita, my little one likes beet root. I can try this without green chilies.

alpana said...

Woooow Sobha.......This looks so pretty & ofcourse it is very healthy. One of my favourites too. Thanks for sharing.

Sumee said...

Looks great... I don't cook the beets though.. this is a change from what I have prep before

Square Meals said...

Love the colour!

julie said...

Lovely appealing colour of raitha..healthy too!!

Uma said...

Very colourful raita. I always love them with all kind of rice.

Cheers,
Uma
My Kitchen Experiments

Kalyani's Platter said...

looks delicious and thanks for visiting my blog .........

Suja said...

Colorful and refreshing..yum

cookingvarieties said...

hi sobha, seems raita is such a popular dish in india and there are so many varieties... first time i read on beetroot.thats very innovative of you, i guess i can try it also

Gayathri NG said...

Sounds interesting...colourful raita..

Amina Khaleel said...

looks delicious...

Priya (elaichii) said...

Loved that fabulous color!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Excellent looking raitha dear. Wonderfully colorful.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Delicious looking one Dear, I also add grated ginger to this.

Now Serving said...

This looks delicious - the color is highly appealing :)

Deeksha said...

healthy raita. sounds delicious.

layaa said...

Wow,awesome colour raita,being a great fan of raitas,i love this soo much.Beetroot raita is new to me,try soon.First time here,glad to b this wonderful blog's follower.Hav some time in my space too.

Mélange said...

Nice and colourful.I love the yummy flavour of exotic beets..

Amy said...

looks coulourful & tasty!!

Sharmilee! :) said...

Healthy and yummy raita

Aruna Manikandan said...

Healthy delicious raita :)

Santosh Bangar said...

healthy raita

Priya said...

Love this raita and colourful..

Kaveri said...

A colorful and healthy raita....lovely color

Shobha Kamath said...

Love the colour of beetroot. The raita looks very attractive !

jeyashrisuresh said...

i always make curry or chutney with beetroot,never tried raitha.Sounds interesting

Treat and Trick said...

Beautiful color and healthy dish!

kankana said...

As much as I love the taste of beet root, I just do't like how it spreads the color. But in raita it can work perfectly :)

Babli said...

Wonderful, healthy, yummy and tempting raita.

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