Red Juicy Beets…How Good is the Beetroot

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Do you like eating beetroot?
I don’t detest it but would prefer some other veggie if given a choice.
Last night,I was supposed to use up the 2 little beets sitting in my vegetable basket for the last 2 days. And I was still contemplating…

So my mom in law took charge and quickly tossed in a few ingredients and lo! We had a tasty raita/ pachadi ready to go with the chapattis for dinner.

What’s in a beet for you?
The best blood purifier, a well known fact.

But did you know beets also contain?
Potassium, magnesium, fiber, phosphorus, iron; vitamins A, B & C; beta-carotene, beta-cyanine; folic acid are a few of the many nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

What are the benefits?
Beetroots provide the vitamin B and iron required during pregnancy.
And yes Beets are a high source of energy that help beat your pregnancy blues.

So finally here is how you make the simple beetroot raita/pachadi…

Wash and grate one medium beetroot. Add to a cup of thick curd/yoghurt. Season with tempered mustard n curry leaves. Add hing/asafoetida,salt and sugar as per your taste levels.

Enjoy the wonders of Beets in abundance!!

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3 Responses to Red Juicy Beets…How Good is the Beetroot

  1. reks says:

    hey anjjali, let me know if you liked it too :)

    Jaish, the chutney sounds interesting , the lime flavour in it will definitely be a hit

  2. Jaishri says:

    Nice article Rekhs, I too am not a big fan of beet. Anjj you an try beetroot halwa the same way you make gajar halwa and beetroot chutney.

    Beetroot Chutney recipe:
    grate beet (1 big) and microwave 2-3 mins
    In mixer add 1 sp sugar, 2 green chilli, cocunut with beet and grind
    Add lime salt and coriander and beat again

  3. Anjjali says:

    I dont like beetroot much….though knew its importance too!!!Would bring it and add in tomato soup but this raita idea sounds good..will try it soon..thanks to ur MIL :)

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