Today I have for you all… a healthy, refreshing, yummy and super quick yoghurt based accompaniment made from Beetroot …That’s ” Beetroot Pachadi Recipe “. This beetroot pachadi is one of the famous dish in Kerala style Onam Sadya. Try this any day and you are going to like it, it’s very simple and hardly takes any time…tastes really good with plain rice .
Pachadi is usually curd based dish and one can say something like raita. And like any other raita, this beetroot pachadi is very simple to make and can be made in jiffy no time but tastes great. If you want while grinding masala , can add a small piece of ginger or onion ( shallots ) . Many do that way, But I like it plain. Use Coconut oil only for authentic taste .
Do give a try and let me know your feedback.. here you go…This is one comfort food as it balances out the heat and spice from the rest of the food.
Few more raita recipes that you can try are bitter gourd pachadi , brinjal raita , raw banana stem pachadi etc
- 2 medium sized beetroot
- 1/2 cup thick curd, ( little sour )
- Salt, as needed
For the grinding
- 1/2 cup grated coconut
- 2 - 3 Green Chilli
- 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds / jeera seeds
For the seasoning
- 2-3 tsps Coconut Oil / Any oil
- 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
- a sprig Curry Leaves
- Grate beetroot and keep it aside.Use the big holes while grating .
- Transfer the grated beetroot to a vessel. Add little water and salt and keep it to cook till soft . Alternatively you can cook in microwave .
- Grind coconut, green chilli and jeera seeds to a smooth paste adding little water .
- Add the ground paste to the cooked beetroot . Add salt , mix well and cook on sim till the raw smell of the ground masala goes may be 5 minutes .
- Switch off and allow to cool . Once warm / cool , add whisked curd and mix well .
- Prepare a tempering . Heat a tsp of coconut oil preferable.Add mustard seeds, when it splutters, add curry leaves and pour it over the pachadi .
- Enjoy delicious beetroot pachadi as a side dish for rice.