Sunday 7 September 2014

Kerala Style Beetroot Pachadi / Beetroot in Yogurt and Coconut Gravy

Wishing you all a Very Happy and Prosperous Onam :) :)

It is Onam today and I was hoping to post some Onam sadhya recipes at least this time around!  But as usual just after summer vacation I was trying hard to settle down here.... School re-opened for my son and they are getting ready for their first semester exams by next week....  So in between all this, I didn’t even get time to update the blog which was idle for the last 2 months.... I tried my best to reply to the comments and queries, but if I have missed any please let me know.... Today I thought of sharing the recipe of Beetroot Pachadi the way I make it. I don’t know if it is the traditional way.... Some people don’t add coconut, but somehow I like pachadi this way.... Here is a list of a very few Onam special recipes I have posted earlier, if in case you are searching for any :)....

Kerala Pachadi Recipe

Kerala Style Beetroot Pachadi / Beetroot in Yogurt and Coconut Gravy
Beetroot – 2 medium or 1 big, finely chopped or grated
Onion -1, chopped
Green chillies- 4 nos
Ginger-1" piece
Garlic- 1 clove
Curry leaves - 1 spring
Mustard seeds - ½  tsp
Grated coconut - ½ cup
Cumin seeds / Jeerakom - ½ tsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Curd / Yogurt - 1 to 1 ½ cups
Salt to taste
  • Crush ¼ tsp mustard seeds and keep aside.
  • Grind together grated coconut, cumin seeds, green chillies, ginger and garlic to a smooth paste and keep aside.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil in a pan and add remaining ¼ tsp whole mustard seeds and allow to splutter.
  • Add chopped onion, beetroot, curry leaves and stir fry for 5 minutes.
  • Add ground coconut mixture along with ¼ cup water, crushed mustard seeds and salt to taste. Allow the mixture to boil and cook covered in low flame for 10 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and add beaten curd / yogurt to this mixture and mix well.
  • Serve with boiled rice.

Beetroot in Yogurt and Coconut Gravy


  1. delicious and inviting pachadi..

  2. wow this luks so beautiful and yummy!!!

  3. simply and superb dear..................................... kids love to eat........

  4. Hi, great dish! How about adding it to the Food on Friday: Indian & Sri Lankan collection over at Carole's Chatter? Cheers

  5. Just made it this evening with a few substitutions and it turned out great. Thanks Swapna.


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