Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Beetroot Raita | Raita Recipe

Beetroot raita, a delicious and quick to make raita from the beetroot and curd.  Other than onion raita I haven't tried or tasted much raita recipe until i started to pack lunchboxes for ST. He doesn't like to take onion raita for his lunch box because of its pungent smell, so whenever i made biryani or pulao for his lunch box, i was scratching my head for some raita recipe. Then one day, i made this beetroot raita as side dish for vegetable birynai,the combo was instant hit at our home, the mildly sweet beetroot raita goes really well with the spicy biryani. 

Later ST told me that even his colleague liked it so much and few asked him whether he knew how i had prepared it. And also in my instagram account(where i share daily lunch box pictures of ST,if you're interested to know what i cook on day to day basics, follow here.), whenever i had shared the picture of his lunch box with beetroot raita, few of my friends asked for the recipe, actually it's a easier version of beetroot pachadi recipe that i had learnt from my friend,so here goes the recipe.

Beetroot Raita

Preparation Time : 5 mins | Cooking Time : 10 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Accompaniment | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Ingredients
Beetroot(grated) - 1/2 cup
Curd - 1/2 cup
Green Chili - 1
Oil - 1/2 tsp
Mustard & urad dal - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - few
Salt - to taste

Procedure
First grate the beetroot and chop the green chili finely. Heat a pan with oil, add mustard, urad dal and curry leaves, let the mustard crackle.Then add the grated beetroot, green chili and salt. Saute them till beetroot becomes soft and the raw smell leaves. Switch off the flame and let it cool.Take the curd in a bowl and add salt, beat it well (remember we already added salt in the beetroot, so add just enough for curd also here), then add the cooked beetroot and mix it well.Tada, Tasty and healthy Beetroot raita is ready. Serve it with your favorite biryani or pulao. We had it with Mushroom Biryani.
Notes:
  • Give it a 10- 15 mins standing time before serving the raita.
  • The color of the raita intensify as time goes by.

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