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Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Beetroot Pachadi Recipe - Kerala Style / Beetroot Curd Raita | Onam Sadya Recipe

This week I am planning to post some of the Onam Sadya recipes. Pachadi is a part of Onam Sadya. It is similar to North Indian Raita made of fresh vegetables and yogurt. There are different varieties of Pachadi's that could be part of the grand feast (Sadya). Already I have posted a Pachadi recipe, with Cucumber (Cucumber Pachadi). Today I am sharing you this simple and tasty Beetroot Pachadi. 
Final Pictures Updated on 5th July 2016

Beetroot (Grated) - 1 Cup 
Curd -1 Cup 
Mustard - 1/2 tsp 
Salt - as required 
To Grind: 
Coconut - (5 to 6 small pieces or 1/3 cup grated coconut) 
Green chili - 2 or 3
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp 
Ginger - 1 tsp (minced)
To Temper:
Coconut Oil - 1 tsp 
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp 
Curry Leaves - few 
Dry Red Chilli - 1(Optional)
1. Cook the grated beetroot with a little salt. Meanwhile, grind the ingredients under 'To grind' to a smooth paste.
2. Crush 1/2 tsp of mustard using your mortar and pestle. (Can also grind it along with coconut). Add the ground coconut paste and crushed mustard to the cooked beetroot. Cook until the raw smell of the coconut leaves. Switch off the flame. In a tadka pan, add the items under 'To temper' and allow it to crackle. 
3. Now pour the tempered items to the cooked beetroot. Allow it to cool completely. Once it is cooled, add the sufficient curd and give a quick mix.
Serve the Pachadi with Steamed rice. This looks different from our regular Poriyal/stir fry. Do try and let me know :) Check out my Beetroot Poriyal/Stir fry recipe here.

Points to remember:
  • Adjust the amount of curd, as per the sourness of the curd. If you prefer little thin Pachadi, then add the mixture of buttermilk and curd.
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya


  1. Yummy. My favourite dish in sadhya.

  2. looks fabulous...love this in my sadhya ella

  3. Nice recipe.. beetroot raita is my favorite...

  4. sadya pachadi looks so yummy and love the bright color of it !! a healthy one :)

  5. Delicious beetroot pachadi looks really yumm.

  6. Lovely texture dear.....My favor one.......

  7. My kids fav veggie Beetroot..
    do visit my site wen u r free..

  8. Delicious and healthy pachadi dear...

  9. pachadi look yumm. i can have rice just with this curry alone..love the colour


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