Thursday, May 7, 2009

Beets Raita

A favorite in my family. All the health benefits are a bonus.
Fresh Beets - about 1 cup, peeled and grated
Plain curd (yoghurt) - 2 cups
Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Jeera (Cumin seeds) - 1/4 tsp
Green Chillies - 3 or 4, chopped
Curry leaves - 1 sprig, optional but highly recommended
Salt and turmeric powder - a pinch

In a pan, add 1 tbsp oil. When it is sufficiently hot, add the mustard and jeera. After they pop, add chopped green chillies and curry leaves. Stir fry briefly and add the grated beets. Sprinkle a pinch of salt and some turmeric powder. Sauté on medium to high heat for about 4 or 5 minutes until the beets are half cooked. (If you like the beets raw, you don't have to sauté them.)
Meanwhile, add the curd to a bowl. Remove the stirfried beets from fire and add to the yogurt. Mix everything well and check for salt.
Simple. This will happily accompany any rice dish or roti. I like to serve this with aloo paratha too. Yum Yum.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Vidya
    Know you through the comment you left on my site. Glad to land up on your site ! I will try this beet raita...It is so nutritious. Thanks for posting this.


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