Thursday, October 22, 2015

Beetroot Raita (Indian Yogurt Salad)

By far, the simplest and easiest to put together side dish. Raita!! Raita (Vegetable RaitaMango & Cucumber Yoghurt Salad and Cucumber Yoghurt Salad), fresh raw or cooked yogurt salad is a favorite in my house. I just love that raita can be made effortlessly and raita is indeed a healthy vegetarian dish (Apple Cucumber Salad). A no sweat game changer, all you gotto do is chopped or sliced the ingredients and add yogurt, give all of them a good toss, and there you have already prepared a dish (Bean Sprout Salted Fish, Aloo Gobi, French Beans Tofu & Kangkung Belacan) . This Beetroot Raita, doesn't it look so fabulous, alright, alright, self praise is a disgrace I know, yes I know, remember, I have been in this world for the last 51 years, my experience does speak, mind you, this version of raita requires slightly more work. 

Additionally, peeling and slicing beetroots means your fingers, hands and nails will be naturally shaded, you need to steam the sliced beet slices prior to arranging or laying on a serving plate and then tipping the yogurt sauce atop. Beetroot raita indeed packs the much needed powerful antioxidants, but do consider that beet can also increase your blood pressure if you over do with it. Otherwise, no worries love. Pair raita with rasam (Pineapple Rasam), sambar (Bitter Gourd Dhal Curry) or sodhi/coconut stew (Sodhi) and other sides, I bet you will love Nava K more than ever (Crab Parathal, Grilled Mackerel, Minced Mutton, Prawn Mango Curry, Chilli Chicken, Sotong Sambal, Cabbage Coconut, Spinach Tofu & Potato Curry). Tadaa! Take care everyone. Enjoy every bit of this pillowy steamed beet, atop with a tangy, minty and tadbit of spicy yogurt dressing.   

Ingredients (plus minus as per taste)
1 medium size beet - remove skin and slice
3 tbsp yoghurt
1 red chilli - sliced
1 green chilli - sliced
1 large red onion - sliced
1 tsp roasted or pan fried cumin seeds
1 tsp roasted or pan fried black mustard seeds
1 small bunch mint leaves - pluck the leaves out and sliced
Salt for taste

Steam beet till soft and tender.

Then arrange on a serving plate.
Mix or whisk the rest of the ingredients together.
Dollop, top-up or pour over the beet. 
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  1. I have never tried this, I will try this one pretty soon.

  2. Wow ....this beetroot raita looks super delish .....very colorful and healthy

  3. Wow it looks so lovely and very healthy raita dear..thanks for sharing !!

  4. Absolutely love all forms of raita! Looks so good!

  5. Wow, i love the fact that you have sliced the beet than grating or chopping it... looks awesome

  6. My granny makes this and this is so yumm and healthy... love it.. :)

  7. One of the best-looking raitas. So attractive. This has been on my to-do list but ....Must have been very delicious too!!

  8. I have tried this & its yummy :-) Thank You very much

  9. Delicious, healthy and of course lovely colored raita..

  10. Beetroot looks so refreshing and colorful... Great share

  11. Healthy and yummy Raita. Nice presentation.


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