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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Beetroot Pachadi (Beetroot Salad)

The word 'Pachadi' has different meanings and recipes depending on which State of India you are in or referring to. In Maharashtra, it generally means a salad made out of Cabbage or Carrots or Beetroots. The ingredient, doesn't matter whether it is beetroots or anything else, it is first grated, mixed with lemon, salt and sugar and then tempered with ghee, mustard seeds and curry leaves. The ghee boosts the flavor, but if you don't have ghee in your pantry, butter can be used instead. Apart from being healthy, this dish hardly takes 10 -15 minutes to prepare.

Beetroot Pachadi (Beetroot Salad)
Beetroot Pachadi (Beetroot Salad)

Beetroot Pachadi (Beetroot Salad) - Recipe
Beetroots - 2 medium sized
Lemon - 1/4 slice
Mustard seeds - 1/4 teaspoon
Curry leaves - 8-10 leaves
Coriander leaves - handful
Salt - As per your taste
Sugar - 1/2 teaspoon
Asafoetida powder - 1 pinch
Ghee (Clarified butter) - 1-2 teaspoons
Beetroot Pachadi (Beetroot Salad) Ingredients
Beetroot Pachadi (Beetroot Salad) Ingredients
1. Peel and grate the beetroots. Chop coriander leaves.
2. Mix grated beets, chopped coriander leaves, lemon juice of 1/4 slice of a lemon, salt and sugar in a bowl.
3. Heat ghee in a tadka /small  pan, temper with mustard seeds. When mustard seeds start crackling, add asafoetida powder and curry leaves.
4. Remove the pan from heat and pour this hot ghee tempering on the beetroot mixture and mix well.
 Serve this healthy pachadi / salad as a side with Parathas/ Curries / Spicy rice pilaf. It tastes amazing with this Masoor Pulao / Pilaf.

Some variations:
1. You can add crushed peanuts for crunch.
2. Add a tablespoon of grated coconut to the mixture for added flavor.
3. Add 1 chopped green chilly if you want some heat.


Beetroot Pachadi (Beetroot Salad)
Beetroot Pachadi (Beetroot Salad)

34 comments:

  1. Hi Meghana ,

    CONGRATULATIONSSSSSS for the Awards!!!

    Pachadi looks AAwesome:))

    Very rich in colour...

    Keep on Meghana...

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  2. Congrats on your awards dear..

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  3. Lovely color....very different method without any dry powders....

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  4. congrats for the awards dear!loved this simple ,healthy and colourful beet salad..

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  5. Congrats on ur awards, healthy and super catchy salad.

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  6. salad looks colorful and delicious..congrats on ur award dear... http://indiantastyfoodrecipes.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh,that's yummy colorful tempting salad..Love to grab few spoonfuls.

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  8. I love the color! This looks great!

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  9. Beetroot pachadi looks yummy :)

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  10. Thanks for the entry! And congratulations on the award :)

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  11. congrats on your awards...yummy and colourful salad...
    Shabbu's Tasty Kitchen

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  12. Loved your recipe. Many congrats on the award:)

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  13. Looks nice and yummm....U have a nice collection of recipes and nice blog. Glad to follow you. Visit my space when u get time.

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  14. congrats on ur awards!lovely Pachadi!

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  15. congrats on your awards. beetroot pachadi looks very delicious

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  16. Congratulations on your well deserved awards, dear Meg! You do a great job and I'm glad you've got the right recognition.
    I like the beetroot salad, it's very popular in my family :)

    Hugs

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  17. Congrats dear,keep rocking..
    delicious and colorful pachadi.

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  18. Congrats on your awards dear. Keep going :)
    Healthy and yummy pachadi too.

    - Sarika

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  19. Salad looks delicious... congratulations on your awards..

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  20. Simple n colorful,Congrats on ur awards...

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  21. Delicious n interesting pachadi...

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  22. Nice pachadi..will make it as I have never made with beet root.
    Congratulations for your awards..

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  23. In my lunch, don't forget to take pachadi because i like it. Definitely i will try to make your beetroot pachadi and taste it. Thanks you for your healthy recipe.

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  24. colorful and healthy!!!

    if u have time plz visit my blog

    VIRUNTHU UNNA VAANGA

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  25. Very healthy Pachadi.. congratulation on your awards

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  26. congratulation for awards....very healthy salad...

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  27. salad looks wonderful congrats on the awards

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