Friday, May 30, 2014

Beetroot Raita/ Beets in yogurt sauce

Yes! They are PINK! Really bright pink. Every time I make this my daughter gushes about the color. Beets are known to be good for eyes, lowering blood pressure and increasing stamina. I often steam them, add a little salt and snack on them. This particular cool raita is not only pleasing to eyes, they are very tasty and filling. Do try them from your regular cucumber raita.

Prep Time: 10 min | Serves : 4 (as side)

Beetroot/ Beet - 1 small size
Yogurt - 1 and 1/2 Cup
Salt - 1/4 tsp.
Sugar - 1 pinch

For tempering:
Oil - 2 tsp.
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp.
Urad Daal/ Split black gram daal - 1 tsp.
Hing/ Asafoetida - 1 pinch
Dry Red Chili - 1 (broken into two piece)

Method of Preparation:
~ Wash and peel the skin of beet. Grate them into a large bowl. Yes, your hand will look like you are bleeding! But don't worry, continue.
~ In another small bowl, beat yogurt with a spoon. Add in salt and sugar. Mix them thoroughly.
~ Heat oil in a small pan, add mustard seeds.
~ Once it starts to splutter, add in urad daal, hing and red chili. Remove from heat and immediately pour it on the grated beetroot.
~ Add the beaten yogurt and mix them.
~ Serve it with Rice Pulav.

You might also be interested in:
Cucumber Raita
Grated Cucumber Raita
Red Spinach Pomegranate Pulav
Coriander Pulav
Tomato Rice
Afghani Chicken Pulav
Lemon Rice
Beetroot Upkari 
Beetroot Chutney

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  1. yummy and delicious raita.

  2. just made this wednesday for my dinner, lovely flavors,

  3. Delicious healthy beet root sauce.

  4. thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop.

  5. Thanks so much for linking up with "Try a New Recipe Tuesday." This looks so bright and tasty. Hope you can join us again this week.


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