Saturday, May 11, 2013

Beetroot Raita - Beetroot Thayir Pachadi Recipe

Beetroot Raita Recipe
Beetroot has always been my fav veggie since childhood days. I was/am always fascinated to see the baby pink color when beets is mixed with curd rice. I love any recipe with beetroot either a simple poriyal or pakoda or this raita. How is it with you?
Beetroot Raita

Beetroot Raita Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 10 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Side Dish | Recipe Cuisine: South Indian

Beetroot - 1 (comes to 1/2 cup tightly packed)
Thick Curd(Yogurt/Dahi) - 1 and 1/2 cups
Salt - to taste
Water - as required to cook beets

To temper:

Oil - 2 tsp
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 1 sprig
Ginger - 1/2 tsp chopped finely
Green Chillies - 1 chopped


  1. Grate the beetroot using a grater,set aside.Saute it in a kadai till it shrinks and raw smell leaves.Then add little water till immersing level.
    How to make beetroot raita - Step1
  2. Cook covered till it turns soft.Whisk the curd, add cooked beetroot. Give quick mix.
    How to make beetroot raita - Step2
  3. Heat oil - temper the items listed under 'to temper' let it splutter, transfer it to the raita,add required salt and mix well.
    How to make beetroot raita - Step3
Serve with any parathas or variety rice.
Beetroot Raita Recipe

My Notes:

  • The ratio of curd : beetroot is purely your choice. You can change it according to your taste and preference.
  • Use thick yogurt for any raita variety. If your curd is little watery then hang it in a muslin cloth for 15-30 mins to drain off the excess water.
  • While tempering you can replace green chillies with red chillies.
Beetroot Raita

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. Love the cute pink hue, sounds delicious

  2. love the pics. so tasty and yummy too

  3. looks delicious. Love the pink colour.

  4. I just boil beetroot and add boiled , cut cubes in curd. Next time I will try your recipe.

  5. Oh I can tell u this is one of my favorite ever raita and seeing this here makes me drool for some right now!

  6. I love mixing beetroot and yogurt, the pink color is just so attractive.

  7. Try to add in some grated coconut to the same raita next time and it does taste really good.Our house favorite :)


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