Hello Beautiful People!
How are you all doing today? Do you like beetroot? I absolutely love Beetroot. Infact every week I make sure my family has at least two meals with this wonderful vegetable. Like I had mentioned earlier, I like to buy organic as much as I can but if there is no other way, I run to the nearest store. But what I have come to understand is that organic food might not have the best shape and size but they sure are delicious! Beetroots, carrots and many leafy vegetables are best eaten organic because usually they are sprayed with so much chemical pesticides and insecticides that it can cause lots of harm to your body.
Beetroots are like the super food of vegetables. They are very nutrient dense. Beetroots are high in fiber, minerals and vitamins. They are a good source of Vitamin B9 and folate. So if you are anaemic, beetroots are the best. This preparation of beetroot just requires the beetroot to be cooked a little bit.. That way the nutrition remains intact and the taste is really good. Pachadi as you might have already gathered from my previous posts, is basically a mixture of cold yogurt, a particular vegetable or fruits and then the tempering. “Pachadi” is the tropical way of adding curd to your diet without really cooking the vegetables for long. That was this beetroot pachadi is not just an accompaniment for your daily lunches / Onam sadhya but it is a recipe for better and healthier living.
When you read the recipe you will realise that there is really no long cooking time per say. This makes this dish easy to make and with a side of rice or millets, this pachadi tastes really great!
I have always said that Curry leaves are the best herb in the world!! For me the earthiness of this leaf is just everything the word nostalgia means. Curry leaves elevate any dish to the next level. All you need is some good coconut oil, curry leaves and black mustard seeds.
Beetroot Pachadi, as you can see the photos, has this wonderful pink colour that comes from the beetroot and the white from the yogurt mix to form this lovely, dark yet soft and natural pink. I think its so true that we eat with our eyes first and then with our mouth.
If you like beetroot pachadi you should also try out the other recipes such as