Hello all, I am back after a short break and hope to be regular in updating my blog and visiting yours too :-)
When i was little, i was so fascinated by beetroot :-) I never cared about how it tasted. I just loved it because it turned my food pink :) This trick does not work with my boys, obviously. I told my first kiddo that i have made a magic vegetable that will turn all his food into pink. I thought the word 'magic' would do the trick. Nope. He said, 'Pink is for girls, so you can have it all' :-) Then, i pulled the 'it will help you grow big and strong' card and it worked. He said he liked it but not loved it. As long as he takes, i dont care whether he loves or likes :-) My toddler did not like to eat it with rice, but liked it with pasta! Whatever works! :)
Here's the recipe for this simple, yummy curry.
Beetroot Curry :
Beets - 4
Green chillies - 4 or 5 finely chopped
Salt to taste
Minced cilantro - 2,3 spoons
Mustard seeds, urad daal and hing for seasoning
Wash, peel and boil the beets for 10 -15 minutes till they become tender.
Chop them into small cubes. The tender beets are easy to chop.
In a pan, heat 1 spoon oil. Pop mustard seeds, add urad daal and hing and fry till the daal is golden brown. Add the chopped, steamed beets and salt and mix well. Cook for few minutes. Garnish with cilantro. You can also add 2,3 spoons of grated coconut.
Beetroot Rasam :
I saw the idea of using the water that was used to steam beets in sambar in some blog. Can't remember where. I decided to make rasam with it. It was pink and had a slight sweet taste to it. Sweet, tangy and spicy. I loved the burst of flavours and ofcourse the colour :-)
I just made it like regular tomato rasam with home made rasam powder. I used the beets water instead of plain water. Here's a pic of the rasam :
Hi after a long time.
3 years ago