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


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


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.


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

  2. love the deep ready color...

  3. color makes it very tempting.

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

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

  6. super yummy and creamy pachadi

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

  8. Very colourful and delicious pachadi..fantastic.

  9. Perfect for summer,very refreshing

  10. sooperb click.. n yummy raitha

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

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

  13. Beetroot pachadi looks delicious.

  14. delicious colour in this pachadi

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


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