Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Beetroot Pachadi/Beetroot in yogurt and coconut gravy

     Hope everyone in the Mid-Atlantic States is coping well with the blizzard. Watching all the snow in the news and outside my window I can’t help but say “stay warm.” In Colorado, snow is common during this time of the year and we have accepted it as part of life. But for people not used to it, you must have read all the warnings and heard about it on TV, I just wanted to say beware of the black ice. Formed from melted ice they form a thin sheet on the roads. They are deceptive to the eyes reminding me of the saying ‘devil in disguise.’ They look like water but they are way too slippery than you think. Well, I'm sure you are aware of these things, but just couldn’t help but say a word of caution. I am especially sensitive to the subject today because I heard of a very bad accident that happened to a dear friend.  I am writing this a little emotionally distort at the way things went haywire at her place in a fraction of a second.  Hope you will forgive my ranting.  One can never be cautious enough and I believe can't have get enough reminders.

    Guess I've bored you enough lets get to the business at hand, today's recipe. I love all kinds of pachadi. Among all of them, I love to see beetroot pachadi, of course, for its eye-catching color. The majority at home doesn't like pachadi, I make it once in a while to quench my craving. It's very simple, healthy and can be kept for days.

Beets pachadi

Ingredients:

Beetroot grated - 1/2 cup
Green chillies(finely chopped)-2
Salt
Grated coconut-1/4 cup
Cumin seeds- 1/4 tsp
Yogurt/curd- 1/3 cup
Mustard seeds (crushed)- 2-3 Tsp

For seasoning:

Coconut oil- 2 tsp
Mustard seeds- 1/2 tsp
Red chillies-2
Curry leaves- 1 sprig

Method:

1.Grate the beetroot.
2.Chop the green chillies into round and fine pieces.
3.Keep these together with a cup of water to cook. Add salt too.Cover and cook on low heat.
4.Meanwhile grind together the jeera(cumin) and coconut.(add minimum water)
5.When the beetroot is done(takes about 10-15 minutes) mash it with a spoon.
6.Heat oil in a pan and do the seasoning with mustard, red chillies and curry leaves.
7.To this add the coconut mixture and crushed mustard and saute till all the water is dried out. The time depends on the amount of water you add for grinding coconut. (Takes from 3-6 minutes approx)
8.Add this to the cooked beetroot and mix well. Cook this for 2-3 minutes with the lid on.
9.Switch off the heat and remove the pot from stove.
10.Beat the yogurt with a spoon and add this to the cooked mixture and mix well .Check the salt.Pour into the serving bowl.
11.Serve with rice along with dishes like Spinach thoran and moru kachiyathu.

Beets pachadi


Contributor: Namitha

53 comments:

  1. That's a really beautiful color!

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  2. Hope your friend is doing fine!

    Pachadi looks great, simple to make and yummy to taste!

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  3. I know it's tasty. I make it often and what a great color as all the Beet dishes are. Great post.

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  4. love it to bits..and I never fail to make this for a special tarditional lunch

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  5. I love beet soup! I always wanted to try it myself. Yours looks beautiful. I love the color!

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  6. j'aime beaucoup les betteraves et ta réalisation me plait beaucoup.
    A bientôt.

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  7. The colour is amazing and it looks so very delicious.

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  8. Lovely color..I love beetroot in any form and this is really interesting..will drfinitely give a try..

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  9. oooo..tempting. Lovely color and texture!

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  10. What a gorgeous colour! I have so many of your recipes to try out, this being another one of them!

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  11. Yum Yum and healthy and lovely beet pachadi.

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  12. The colour is festive and summer-like...and sure it tastes wonderful too.

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  13. What an inviting colour!!!! It's so delightful!
    Cheers!

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  14. very colorful..and thanks for all the caution..guess what there's a second round of storm looming around !! can't wait for the spring to come !!

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  15. I too lov all kinds of pachadi... yumm and looks gr8 in white background

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  16. Never bad to be cautious, yes the black ice is a treacherous thing for sure. Hope the friend is doing fine.

    I love this beetroot pachadi but I don't add the ground coconut and cumin.

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  17. Hope nothing serious happened to ur friend.
    Very colorful and different pachadi!

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  18. Thanks so much Namitha for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment...you and Sunitha have a super-nice blog here..will be trying out some recipes from here..will let you know how it goes:)

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  19. Sunita and Namita , i have passed you an award please accept it. I just love the clicks on your blog.

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  20. Looks lovely, i hope your friend is ok now.

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  21. thts one gorheous pachadi , m def. gonna try this soon

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  22. Color is tooooooooooooooo tempting and nice dish...

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  23. Beautiful click... Lovely color.. n truely tempting

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  24. Wow, this looks so beautiful! I love the bright color...its so eye catching!
    Sounds delicious!

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  25. Hope your friend is doing fine now...regarding the weather, I remember my friends over there saying that we go gaga over that much snow and its a daily routine for them :) Love the color of this pachadi...very healthy and refreshing.

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  26. healthy pachadi...so tempting n inviting n lovely click!

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  27. the coulr of the pachadi is so nice.Adding coconut to it new to me.Even pachadi with beetroot is new to me

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  28. I make a very similar beet raita... love the pinkish red hues that the beet gives it!

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  29. Nice pinkish color!!Shud try it soon.Thankz

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  30. Nice pinkish color!!Shud try it soon.Thankz

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  31. Wow...lovely color and healthy pachadi, thanks for sharing.

    http://treatntrick.blogspot.com

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  32. Gorgeous color! Healthy one! Lovely.

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  33. That looks so amazing! I've never cooked beetroot before but your recipe sounds so good and I really want to give it a try one day:)

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  34. Nice clicks dear....Pachadi looks yummy yummy and tempting....Colour kandal thanne kazhichu povumallo...

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  35. As usual excellent click...pachadi looks yummy and colorful. Our snow spells are over for the time being...hope thr won't b any more this yr...

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  36. What a beautiful dish! Such colour will certainly brighten up any meal!

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  37. I guess ur friend is fine now..I always slip in ice,So I hate to go out when sleet is formed...Will beextra cautitious next time...
    What a lovely colour for the pachadii ...:)

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  38. Beautiful and lovely color... looks tempting and yummy.

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  39. Such a pretty color- I make something similar but add onions cucumber and toasted peanuts too, I'll try it your way next time around!

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  40. I hope your friend is doing fine..
    lovely color of this dish..so refreshing..thanks for posting this gr8 recipe dear!

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  41. very nice colour, dear...looks yummy !

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  42. wow.. what a great pic!!.. I happened to post the same dish 2 days ago on my blog as well...

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  43. beetroot pachadi luks perfect...superb!!!!!!!

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  44. Such a lovely color... Tempting me so much!
    Hope your friend is doing well now!

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  45. such a beautiful color... delicious...

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