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Beetroot Pachadi


Pachadi is a yogurt based side dish in South India. It can prepared with a variety of vegetables like vendakkai (okra), pineapple, cucumber, tomato, beetroot, pumpkin etc in a tempered yogurt base with coconut, chillies and mustard seeds. A typical Onam / Vishu sadya is incomplete without a pachadi. 

Today am sharing beetroot pachadi, which is very common in sadya menu. Beetroot pachadi is comparatively sweet when compared to other pachadis. The green chillies and ginger adds a mild kick to balance out the sweetness. It can be served as a side dish to rice or serve with a vegetable stir fry for a light and easy lunch. This pachadi goes well with chapathi and paratha too.

BEETROOT PACHADI RECIPE

{ Beetroot in a mildly spiced yogurt and coconut gravy }
Serves 2-3


Ingredients:

1 medium beetroot, grated
½ tsp coconut oil
1 cup thick curd
Salt to taste

To grind:
¼ cup grated coconut
½ tsp mustard seeds
3-4 green chillies
½ inch ginger

For the tempering:
2 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1-2 dry red chillies
1 sprig curry leaves

Method:

1. Heat ½ tsp oil in a pan and saute the grated beetroot with little salt for 4-5 minutes or until its soft. Set aside to cool.

2. Grind coconut, mustard seeds, green chillies and ginger to a smooth paste adding very little water.

3. Whisk the curd and add the coconut paste. Mix well. Then add the cooked beetroot, salt and combine well.

4. In a small pan, heat oil and add mustard seeds. When it splutters, add red chillies and curry leaves. Pour over the pachadi.

Notes and Tips
  • Cool the beetroot completely before adding to the curd-coconut mixture.
  • Adjust the amount of green chillies according to your spice level.
  • Use slightly sour and thick curd.

19 comments:

  1. Sona superb pachdi and Love ur photos they are just amazing.

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  2. love the deep ready color...

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  3. color makes it very tempting.

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  4. That looks delicious ! There are so many beetroot recipes in South Indian cuisine, which is great !

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  5. Love this pachadi and the color looks cool..

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  6. super yummy and creamy pachadi

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  7. Lovely vibrant color........looks inviting !!

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  8. Very colourful and delicious pachadi..fantastic.

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  9. Perfect for summer,very refreshing

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  10. sooperb click.. n yummy raitha

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  11. Mmm...looks yummy..never tried pachadi with beetroot

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  12. I used to make this long time back.must try again ..lovely color

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  13. Beetroot pachadi looks delicious.

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  14. delicious colour in this pachadi

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  15. looks delicious....ur post left me drooling

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