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.

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


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.