Sunday, March 30, 2008

BEET ROOT BHAJI....

All these years I have been cooking beetroot in a particular way i.e. In soups or as a Yogurt raita, but the other day I tried it the south Indian way, Down south beetroot, carrots are cooked just the way we cook our normal simple vegetables with tempering, In Goa we usually make salads of carrots and beetroot (they are kept raw and uncooked).

I grated the uncooked beetroot with my new grater which gave it a matchstick look (I love the matchstick look it look so perfect, compared to the normal grater which is used to grate carrots , and it also gives some density to the shredded portion of beetroot)


(SORRY ABOUT THE PHOTOS WHICH ARE NOT VERY CLEAR)



Here is the METHOD.

Take oil in a pan; add a little ghee and a little oil (adding oil prevents the ghee from burning) add ½ tsp of mustard seeds and ½ tsp udad dal, when they splutter add ½ tsp asafetida , 2 green chilies and curry leaves

Add the shredded or grated beet root,salt to taste, you can add a tsp of lemon juice which is optional , stir, do not add water. cover and cook this the beetroot is partially cooked the beet should remain half cooked and have some crunchiness to add to the taste of the dish.

garnish with freshly grated coconut and finely chopped coriander leaves

you can add yogurt too if you wish ( i don't)

15 comments:

SMN said...

Hey i bet it will do wonder wth the plain white rice and ghee.. loved the way u cut that thin strips..

ANJALI J. said...

i love the color of the beets. it fasinates me more than any other vegetable. Recently i made beet ghargis. did u see that?

Alpa said...

the recipe looks lovely and easy as well. love the way the beetroot came out in that beautiful matchstick shape. i would love to get yet another gadget, but i really have no more room, lol!

Medhaa said...

Love Beets, the color is do vibrant. I like the way you have grated it.

vegeyum said...

Love raw beet salads, and this sounds divine. Such a stunning colour.

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Sagari said...

delecious curry

Cynthia said...

Hi Mahek, how are you? Haven't seen you online in ages.

I am still to try cooking with beets. I love the colour.

vegeyum said...

Wanted to let you know that I have linked to your post, and cooked a version of this myself. It is wonderful!

HAREKRISHNAJI said...

nothing new ?

HAREKRISHNAJI said...

nothing new ?

HAREKRISHNAJI said...

Hi there

Where are u ?

Sophie said...

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vivari said...

hi
I will surely try this as we all love beet
vivari

Dalia said...

did it yesterday, for me the taste was very unusual, we eat beetroot in other compositions, but I really liked. Thanks for recipe.
Entry in by blog about beet root bhaji in Lithuanian http://www.7ravioli.com/burokeliai-skonio-netiketo/