Monday, April 26, 2010

Beetroot Kichadi



  Beetroot Kichadi  

Beetroot Kichadi is a popular side dish and is an indispensable part of Kerala Sadhya or marriage festivals. This is more popular in regions like Kollam and Thiruvannathapuram. This kichadi has a unique flavor, attractive color and taste. It is sweet and sour- a combo of beet, coconut and yogurt. This is a simple version.

Ingredients
Beetroot( grated)- 2 medium
Coconut- 1/2 cup
Yogurt- 1 cup
Green chillies- 2-3
shallot- 1 or 2
Mustard seeds- 1+ 1/2
Cumin seeds 1/2 tsp
Garlic- 1 pod
Red Chilly- 2
Curry leaves
Oil- 2 tsp
salt to taste




Grate beetroot and cook it along with green chilly, salt and half a cup of water.
( you can use a food processor to get finely chopped beetroot)
Grind coconut and cumin into a fine paste and blend it with crushed mustard (one tsp) and garlic.
Heat oil and add mustard seeds and allow to splutter.Add in diced shallots, red chilly, curry leaves. Fry them and add the coconut paste and cook them in a low heat. Finally add in the beetroot and yogurt and mix well . Kichadi is ready.


Try this..
Hope you will enjoy!!!

1 comment:

  1. wow such a beautiful colour, i usually do a simple stir fry using beetroot, but this sounds very delicious...

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