Beetroot kichadi ( Grated beets with yogurt )

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This colorful and yummy dish made with beets and yogurt is yet another  part of the delicious sadya .This dish is also very healthy and a smart way to get picky  kids to eat beets, which is a rich and nutritious vegetable. It needs very few ingredients and is very easy to make.

Beetroot kichadi or Grated beets in yogurt gravy

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 30 mins
  • Difficulty: easy
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A traditional and delicious dish made with grated beets and yogurt usually made on festivals and goes well with rice and traditional sadya.

Make sure to cool the cooked beetroot before adding the yogurt to avoid curdling.

Ingredients

  • 2 beets grated
  • 3 green chillies finely cut
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 5 cups  beaten yogurt
  • salt to taste

Directions

  1. Take a deep bottomed pan and heat about 3-4 tsp oil.
  2. Splutter mustard seeds and add the grated beets and green chillies.
  3. Sautée for a while.
  4. Let it cook for a few minutes in the steam by closing the lid and reducing the flame .
  5. When it is half-cooked , add salt and curry leaves.
  6. Fry for 2 more minutes and switch off flame and wait for the beets to cool.
  7. Meanwhile beat the yogurt to a smooth fluid form.
  8. Add a little water to adjust consistency.
  9. Add the cooked and cooled beets to the yogurt and mix it well.
  10. Enjoy this dish with rice or rotis (wheat bread).

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. Megala says:

    Interesting recipe! Looks beautiful !!

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you Megala, the color makes it look pretty:)

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  2. Looks delicious! Beautiful color!

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Thank you so much Latha!

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  3. Such a beautiful colour! You’re sure kids will like it? OK I will totally try this on mine, mwahaha (and if they don’t like it, I’ll eat it all, it looks like it would make very good sandwiches)

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    1. InspiresN says:

      My kids love it but they are not little any more 🙂 and they like beets anyway so maybe I assumed all kids will like ..yes it would go well with a sandwich !Thank you Liz!

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  4. Lavs Raj says:

    My kids don’t like beetroot though I’m a big fan.. i will give this a try… may be they’ll like this.. thanks for sharing!! 😀

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Hope they’ll like it 🙂 Thank you !

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  5. Beetroot is amazing for health. i am gonna make this some day 🙂

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Yes it is very healthy and sure do give it a try and see how you like it !

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      1. Yes. Will have to get beetroot in the weekly grocery

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  6. Sumith says:

    Loves it’s colour. Very vibrant and sounds delicious!

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    1. InspiresN says:

      Yes that’s right the color is quite vibrant.It also tastes yum! Thank you!

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