Beetroot raita recipe
Beetroot with Curd / Yogurt recipe

Beetroot raita recipe is an curd-yogurt recipe. It is one of the easy Indian raita recipes.

It is easy and does not take very long time. Beetroot or beet has many nutritional benefits. It is good for digestion. It helps in dealing with the problems of constipation.

Curd and beet root are good for digestion. It adds a lovely color to your meal along with nutrition.

This beet raita is a good addition to a party meal.

Use tender beets for best taste. You can use raw beetroot or cooked beetroot for this raita. I am using raw beetroot today in this recipe.

How to make beetroot raita

Ingredients for beetroot raita

  • Tender beetroot - 1 medium
  • Fresh yogurt - 1 cup
  • Table salt or rock salt - 1/4 tsp or according to taste
  • Fresh Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp
  • Black pepper powder - 1/4 tsp

Optional ingredients

You may add these optional ingredients for variation to this raita. Tempering is optional.

  • Onion, chopped fine - 1 tbsp
  • carrot, finely grated - 1 tbsp
  • Roasted peanut powder - 1/ tbsp
  • Chopped garlic - 1 clove
  • Green chili, chopped finely - 1

For tempering

  • Vegetable oil - 1 tsp
  • Jeera (cumin seeds) - 1/2 tsp

Preparation to do before making beetroot raita

  1. Wash and peel the beetroot using a peeler or a knife
  2. Grate beet using a small hole grater
  3. Chop coriander leaves finely.

Making beetroot raita

  1. Take the fresh yogurt in a bowl and beat lightly.
  2. Add grated beetroot, salt and pepper powder, chopped cilantro leaves.
  3. Add any of the optional ingredients.
  4. Heat oil in a small pan.
  5. Add jeera (cumin seed). Let them splutter. Take off the stove.
  6. Cool a little and add to raita. Mix well.
  7. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or longer till mealtime.

 Beetroot raita is ready to serve.

Tips and Serving suggestions :

You may serve it as a healthy breakfast accompaniment with a whole wheat bread toast.

You may also serve it as a accompaniment for any rice, roti, paratha.

It is a good dish to serve for a party as you can make it in advance.

The lovely pink color of this dish looks great. Serve it as a dip with vegetable sticks or bread sticks.

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