Jun 13, 2011

Beetroot Pachadi (Easy method & without coconut)

Beetroot Pachadi (Easy method & without coconut)

A tasty side dish with Rice

Serves: 2

You will need

1 tablespoon oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon jeera (cumin seeds)
1 spring curry leaves
1 green chilli, slit lengthwise
1 onion or 5 shallots (chuvannulli / small onion), finely sliced
1 beetroot, grated
1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
200 ml yogurt / curd, blend well


Heat oil in a pan. Add mustard seeds. When they crackle, add jeera and fry for 1 minute. Add curry leaves, slit green chilli and stir well for 1 minute.

Add finely sliced onion and fry till golden color and fragrant.

Add grated beetroot and salt to taste. Stir all the ingredients well. Cover with a lid and cook on a low to medium heat for 10 minutes (do not add water) or until done / beetroot mixture thickens and water dries up. Switch off the heat. Do not add the curd immediately. Keep aside to cool for half an hour.

Finally add curd / yogurt and stir continuously for 2 minutes. Serve as a side dish with Rice.

Health Benefits of Beetroot

It is high in folate , soluble and insoluble dietary fibre an antioxidants.

Beetroot can be used to treat skin problem.

It cures chronic infections and inflammatory bowel disease.

It is known as natural blood building food.

It aids the natural process of elimination and supports the detoxification process.

Beetroot is rich in minerals like sodium, potassium, phosphorous , calcium , iodine , iron , copper as well as B 1 , B2 , B 3, B 6 and C.

Studies suggested that beetroots have anti – cancerous properties also.

A half – cup of beet greens cooked , supplies 92 % of your body need of Vitamin A.

Beetroot contains silica for healthy skin , fingernails , ligaments , tendons and bones. It stirs up the cleansing of the vital organs of the body like kidney , liver , spleen and gall bladder.

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