Beetroot Yogurt Curry

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Beetroot Yogurt Curry

 

I was never fond of beetroots, until one day, I tasted them in my college mate’s lunch box and loved them since then. It was a simple beetroot salad: beetroots steamed and then marinated in vinegar. But there was beauty in the simplicity of that dish, which made me a fan of beetroots since then.

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Since the past nine years, I had been trying a number of dishes with beetroots and this is the first time I am documenting one of them through my blog! This curry is really an easy one and if you have boiled beetroots ready with you, the whole dish is ready in a matter of minutes. A perfect summertime vegetarian dish, this curry is incomplete with the subtle flavour of curry leaves and mustard seeds. Yogurt adds interesting colour contrast to this amazingly light curry. You will love the dash of colour in this curry when you serve it. This is definitely a curry you want to dive in. And kids love it too!

 

By the way, my dish found a mention in this month’s Bombay Times (Times of India) recently.

 

As published in Times of India (Bombay Times). Special thanks to Ismat Tahseen.

As published in Times of India (Bombay Times). Special thanks to Ismat Tahseen.

 

Beetroot Yogurt Curry

 

[This is a very colourful dish and is great for summers. This vegetarian curry is very simple to make, pleasing to the eyes and is a burst of flavours in your mouth!]

 

Ingredients:

Medium-sized beetroots (boiled and cubed): 2

Dried red chillies: 2

Ginger paste: ¼ tsp

Mustard seeds: ¼ tsp

Fresh curry leaves: around 20

Unsweetened yogurt: 100 g

Water: ½ cup

Salt: ½ tsp

Sugar powder: ¾ tsp

Oil: 2 tbsp

 

Method:

Mix the sugar powder and water to the yogurt and whisk with a fork, until the mixture is uniform. Set aside.

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Add oil to a hot pan. When the oil smokes, add the red chillies and fry on both the sides. Add the mustard seeds. After a few seconds, add the curry leaves and immediately add the boiled and cubed beetroots.

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Give the contents a quick stir. Add salt and sauté on medium flame for around 5 min.

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Add the ginger paste and sauté for 2 min.

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Switch off the gas and add the yogurt mixture. Fold-in the cooked beetroots.

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Adjust the seasoning. This curry should taste slightly sweet.

Beetroot Yogurt Curry

Beetroot Yogurt Curry

This is a very colourful dish and is great for summers. This vegetarian curry is very simple to make, pleasing to the eyes and is a burst of flavours in your mouth!

Ingredients

  • Medium-sized beetroots (boiled and cubed): 2
  • Dried red chillies: 2
  • Ginger paste: ¼ tsp
  • Mustard seeds: ¼ tsp
  • Fresh curry leaves: around 20
  • Unsweetened yogurt: 100 g
  • Water: ½ cup
  • Salt: ½ tsp
  • Sugar powder: ¾ tsp
  • Oil: 2 tbsp

Instructions

  1. Mix the sugar powder and water to the yogurt and whisk with a fork, until the mixture is uniform. Set aside.
  2. Add oil to a hot pan. When the oil smokes, add the red chillies and fry on both the sides. Add the mustard seeds. After a few seconds, add the curry leaves and immediately add the boiled and cubed beetroots. Give the contents a quick stir. Add salt and sauté on medium flame for around 5 min. Add the ginger paste and sauté for 2 min. Switch off the gas and add the yogurt mixture. Fold-in the cooked beetroots.
  3. Adjust the seasoning. This curry should taste slightly sweet.
http://www.cosmopolitancurrymania.com/beetroot-yogurt-curry/

 

 

  • kitchenriffs

    I do like beets, but have never had them in a curry! Sounds like a wonderful idea — something I should try. Thanks so much!

  • ChgoJohn

    I agree with John. This is the first I’ve heard of a beet curry. Love the dish’s color and I bet it tastes delicious.

  • http://justonecookbook.com/blog/ Nami | Just One Cookbook

    Beet in curry! I love beets, but I eat beets in salad most of the time (boring, old fashion way, huh?). I definitely like that beets coated with curry… must be amazing!

  • Juliana

    Such an interesting recipe Purabi…I love beets and usually make salad with it…this recipe would be something new to try.
    Hope you are enjoying your week :D

  • http://www.masalaherb.com/ Helene Dsouza

    Usually I only eat beetroot if it was juiced together with apple and carrots but I have to say your beetroot yogurt curry looks very tempting. Not sure if I had come across something similar here in a friends house. Wish you a great weekend!

  • http://curryandcomfort.blogspot.com/ Curry and Comfort

    I love beetroot curry… but never tried with yogurt. Congratulations on getting featured in the Bombay Times. :)