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Beetroot Pachadi

Posted by Annita on September 1, 2006

A typical sadya comprises of both sweet and sour yogurt based pachadis.In my home,either beetroot pachadi or pineapple pachadi is prepared to match the sweet pachadi item.I’ve already blogged about Pineapple pachadi and here goes my version of Beetroot Pachadi…

Beetroot Pachadi

Beetroot Pachadi


Ingredients for beetroot Pachadi

Ingredients for Beetroot Pachadi

Beetroot grated -1 small sized
Red chilly powder – 1 tsp
Turmeric powder – 1/4 tsp
Pounded mustard seeds -1/4 tsp
Sugar – 1/4 tsp(Optional) or Chopped Raisins – 5
Yogurt – 1 cup
Salt – to taste
Oil- as needed

For Grinding:-
Grated coconut – 1/2 cup
Jeera seeds – 1/4 tsp
Small onions/Shallots – 4
Grind all these together into a smooth paste.

For popping:-
Mustard seeds -1 tsp
Red chillies – 3
Sliced Shallots – 1
Curry leaves – a few


Cook beetroot with red chilly powder,turmeric powder,pounded mustard seeds,raisins(if using),salt and a (very) little water ,until it is soft and dry.Mix in the ground mixture and simmer for few minutes.Switch off the heat and add lightly mashed curd,salt and sugar(Use either raisins or sugar).
Heat oil in another pan and pop the mustard seeds.Add in red chillies,curry leaves and shallots and fry them until brown.Add this seasoning to the pachadi.This can be served with any type of rice.

This is my entry to Vineela’s JFI#5-Milk and Milk Products


29 Responses to “Beetroot Pachadi”

  1. Priya said

    WOW Annita, so many posts on one day..!! I came here just a couple of days back and checked the Kerala Sambar…and today I saw a list of new recipes and started wondering if I actaully came here only day before :-) All there are lovely recipes and directly move into my must-try list. Is this your warm up round for the big day, ONAM. I wish I could be part of the festivities on that day :-)

    Yeah..u said it,Priya..Its absolutely a warm up round for Onam…


  2. RP said

    Wow! Delighted to see your Onam recipes. Will try this beetroot pachadi for sure.

    Thank Rp,Avide Onam ethu vare aayi?

  3. vineela said

    hi ANNITA,
    thanks for your participation in JFI # 5.
    Beetroot pachchadi looks delicious.
    thanks for sharing the recipe.
    See youin round up.
    Happy Longweekend.

    So u liked it…I was actually planning to prepare some dessert..But i was quite busy and had to come up with this one only,really wanted to participate in JFI…Eagerly waiting for the round up…


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  5. prema said

    Hi Annita,
    Beetroot pachidi looks nice. I make this more or less the same way.Thanks..

    Many many thanks to u…


  6. shaheen said

    annita, u are making me hunger for a onam sadya. yummy for ur family. Thanks for linking my puliyinji.

    You are always welcome,Shaheen.Your puliyinji was indeed a variation,which was completely new to me..


  7. Rg said

    Beetroot pachadi is prepared by my MIL quite often…My hubby loves it but I don’t. I tried making it for him once but it didn’t turn out quite well. He told me to try it out again but I never attempted after my first failure. Now, I’ll sure try again with your recipe and will let you know how it turned out. Thanks for sharing.

    Yeah..u should definitely try it out and let me know about it..Your comments are always an inspiration to me,Rg,,


  8. Divya S.Hariharan said

    Hey Anitha
    thanx for sharing this receipy.
    Will def try it out.

    Try it out and lemme too know about it,Divya.Thanks for visiting my blog..


  9. MenuToday said

    Hi Anita,
    So many posts!!!!!
    Your version of Inji Curry and Beet Pacchadi looks great.
    Thanks for sharing.

    Try it out sometime,whenever u get a chance Menu Today


  10. Mahima Bhat said

    Tried this recipe and turned out finger-licking good. Thanks.

  11. rashmi said

    Hi Annita,

    I have tried most of ur recipes and all of them are just grest…being new to kitchen i have learnt a lot from you and your wonderful kerala recipes which my mom and in law makes…..thanks a lot …..



    Nice to hear that,Rashmi.Those words mean lot to me.Do visit me often..

  12. Sanjana said

    wow lovely and colorful pachadi. Thanks for sharing this wonderful pachadi. I have marked your blog site as my favourite. Good collection of recipes.
    chk out this thread on pachadis – interesting recipes there:

  13. Manasi said

    I think someone has been lifting ur recipe (or atleast the snap) pl chk out

    What you’ve found was right..Its my recipe only..let me try to inform those site administrators.Thank you Mansi for letting me know abt it…

  14. snf said

    hello annita, i have tried beetroot pachadi b4, but not good .now i tried ur recipe of the same turned good. v all liked it.even little girl likes it .thanks 4 sharing keep on posting new recipes

  15. Anita Christy said

    Excellent!!! The best beetroot pachadi ever….Instead of raisins, I threw in a handful of cranberries and it gave it a nice tartness…

  16. dhanya said

    i am a regular visitor of ur blogs.i luv ur recipes.good work

  17. shabana said

    i started with the gobi dish of urs and ever since have been peeking into ur blog when in as usual when i didn’t know what to do for lunch, i tried ur beetroot pachadi.. and its really fab..couldn’t resist the urge to thank you…. cheers…

    Thank you Shabana for letting me know abt it..Thats my son’s favorite dish too…he’s fascinated by the color i think…:))

  18. Reena said

    Hello.I happened to stumble upon your site while I had ‘google’d for a kerala fish pickle recipe and must say I was impressed . Your contribution of kerala recipes are a gr8 help for people who are not so familiar with the art of naadan cooking..Thanks again.Reena

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  20. Roshini said

    Chechy, made this for this time’s Onam potluck, and was a major hit :) Did not even know how this is supposed to taste like hence followed your recipe kannum adachu, and you win again ;) Hope you guys had a great Onam :)

  21. Great blog on Kerela cuisine. I’ve never tried Beetroot Pachadi, only typically make Pineapple! This is really cool, I want to try this. Thank you for posting.

  22. Jyothi Nair said

    Hi Annita,
    I tried this today and it came out really well. My kids loved it and this would surely be in my list! Thanks Much for this wonderful recipe.

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