Saturday, November 01, 2008

Beetroot Pachadi ( Asianet Cookery Show)

I saw this on Asianet TV, a Cookery Show on a Malayalam TV channel. I have always made Pachadi or Kichadi with tomatoes, white pumpkin and cucumbers, but never with beetroots. Pachadi is a good side dish with different Dal based curries or even as a Raita with a Pulao or Biryani.

1 small beetroot peeled
salt to taste
1/2 cup yogurt whisked

To Grind:
1/2 cup coconut
3 green chillies
1/2 tsp cumin seeds
1/2 tsp mustard seeds
1/4 cup water

To Season:
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp mustard seeds
1/2 tsp udad dal
1 red chilli
a few curry leaves

Steam beetroot and grate.
Simmer with salt and 1/4 cup water.
Meanwhile grind to a fine paste the masala and add to simmering beetroot.
Simmer for a few minutes.
Heat oil for seasoning add mustrad seeds, udad dal, and red chilli, once the mustard splutters add curry leaves and pour over the beetroot.
After it cools down add the whisked yogurt and serve.

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