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Beetroot Raita - Beetroot pachadi - Beetroot in yogurt sauce - Simple side dish for fried rice, parathas, roti

As I promised in my previous post here comes yet another simple, healthy yet very tasty raita. This is perfect side dish for fried rice, biriyani, Roti, Parathas. I find this combo of beet and yogurt really works. My son claims this is even better than beetroot chutney. So try it out.
Ingredients:

Beetroot - 1 (medium size. When grated about 1.5 cups)
Green chillies - 3 to 5 (adjust to your spice level)
Cashewnuts - 10 (Soak it in hot water for 15 mins)
Fresh grated coconut - 2 tablespoon
Yogurt -3 cups

To Temper

Oil - 1/2 teaspoon
Mustard seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
Urad dhal - 1 teaspoon
Curry leaves - 10

Method:

Grind green chillies, cashew and grated coconut. Add yogurt and whip it. Add 1/2 teaspoon of oil in a pan and when it is hot add mustard seeds. Let it pop. Add Urad dhal, curry leaves. Fry till dhal is brown in colour. Add Grated Beet and fry for 2-3 mins till raw smell goes off. Add whipped yogurt and mix well
Serve with your favourite main dish.

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17 comments:

  1. loved the 3 plates colour combination u used here.Beetroot oh give me in any form...Raita oh so much needed in heat

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  2. This creamy pachadi looks very lovely and can even tempt beet-phobics :)

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  3. Would love to try out. I discovered a new version of raita with cashews and coconut. Shall replicate for this Sat's meal.

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  4. I had made this long back.we love it.lovely color no :)

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  5. Vibrant and very catchy raita,love it to the core.

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  6. love this beets raita any time with rotis...looks tempting!

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  7. Addition of cashewnuts is new to me.. the bright colour is so much inviting.

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  8. Looks so good ...lovely color !!

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  9. beetroot and me don't go together...but this pachadi looks so creamy and rich that it definitely left me tempting

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  10. Cashew in a raita? Interesting idea Veena :)

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  11. Delicious beetroot pachadi love the idea of adding cashews to it.

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  12. Never added cashews in raita...the pachadi looks very delicious..love the color

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  13. Looks delicious pachadi . love it

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