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 9 Easy Indian Recipes using Beetroot

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9 Easy Indian Recipes using Beetroot

There are many tasty ways in which you can include this great vegetable in your diet. Its pretty colour and pleasant taste make it a superb addition to juices, smoothies and salads , while its potato-like texture when cooked makes it a viable ingredient for subzis and even the stuffing for masala dosas ! When cooking it, however, it is advisable to cook it with its skin on to retain all the nutrients. You can peel and mash it later, just like you handle potatoes.

Sweet and tasty, beetroot is a treasure trove of nutrients too. Normally, red and orange coloured vegetables are considered to be excellent sources of Antioxidants, and beetroot is no different. It has an important colour pigment called betalain, which has powerful antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and fungicidal properties. It also aids in detoxification, and helps lower bad cholesterol (LDL) levels. Beetroot removes toxins and excess water from the body, keeping your skin tight and glowing.This wonder vegetable has yet another surprise in store. Despite being nice and sweet, beetroot is high in fibre and low in calories. Its soluble fibres help the body fight against fat, making it an excellent tool for weight loss. Also read 10 Health Benefits of Beetroot.


This article shows you some interesting ways to cook beetroots... You can use them 9 different ways.

1. Salads: Beetroot due to its sweet taste blends very easily with most ingredients to make interesting salads. Beetroot and Sprouts Salad is a classic example of this. Just the alfa-alfa sprouts, lemon juice and salt are enough to make a palatable salad.  

 Beet and Sprouts Salad, Healthy Sprouted Beetroot SaladBeet and Sprouts Salad, Healthy Sprouted Beetroot Salad

2. Starters: Interestingly beetroot can be added ot kabuli chana to make unique flavoured starter - Beetroot Hummus. To make a complete magical bright pink coloured cold starter serve it with cucumber and carrot sticks. Well, this is completely healthy too. It's a protein rich snacks which weight watchers can include in their diet. Want a party starter for your guests? Then try Cheese Carrot and Beetroot Rolls.

Cheese Carrot and Beetroot Rolls

Cheese Carrot and Beetroot Rolls

3. Pancakes : Indian pancakes, also called chilla, not only make for sumptuous breakfast but also, quick snacks when hunger strikes. When you have beetroot, try Mini Beetroot Pancake for your little ones. 

Mini Beetroot Pancake

Mini Beetroot Pancake

4. Rice: Heard about Beetroot Pulao? It is a nice, bright pink rice delicacy which combine cooked rice and grated beetroot perked up with assorted spices. You can also try Creamy Beetroot Risotto. 

Beetroot Rice ( Beetroot Pulao)

Beetroot Rice ( Beetroot Pulao)

5. Indian Dessert: We have a recipe with beetroot to satisfy your sweet tooth too! Bottle Gourd, Carrot and Beetroot Halwa is in surprise for you. 

Bottle Gourd, Carrot and Beetroot Halwa, Microwave Recipe

Bottle Gourd, Carrot and Beetroot Halwa, Microwave Recipe

6. Subzi: South Indians make use of beetroot to make a healthy subzi - Beetroot and Coconut Subzi. Grated beet teepered with mustard seeds and urad dal and flavoured with garlic. It's worth trying once!

Garlicky Beetroot Soup

Garlicky Beetroot Soup

7. Soup: Garlicky Beetroot Soup is a pleasing bowl you should definitely miss out on. Even infants in their weaning age enjoy it, because of its sweet taste and bright colour. But for your little ones make with subtle flavours like in done in the recipe of Beetroot Soup for Babies

Beetroot Soup for Babies

Beetroot Soup for Babies

8. Drinks: Drinks are anytime addition to our diet. If you are trying a healthy variant like Carrot Beetroot and Tomato Juice, then it is best had early in the morning on an empty stomach. 

Carrot, Tomato and Beetroot Juice

Carrot, Tomato and Beetroot Juice

9. Puris: Our very own puris can be made more interesting and tempting by the addition of beet puree. Check the recipe of Beetroot Puri. There is no fuss, you just have to mix, knead the dough, roll and deep-fry.

Beetroot PuriBeetroot Puri

Clearly, its such a versatile and healthy ingredient. 

9 easy indian recipes using beetroot

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 by Tarla Dalal
A beautiful subzi for valuable good health, Beetroot Tikkis in Spinach Gravy features a colourful and thoughtful combination of ingredients. Beetroot and carrot together with tangy spices gives rise to a lip-smacking tikki that goes just too well with the garlic-flavoured spinach gravy. Beetroot being a storehouse of antioxidants helps iron in doing its activities, while the use of oats as a binding agent instead of potatoes or cornflour makes the recipe fibre-rich too.
beet and sprouts salad recipe | healthy sprouted beetroot salad | beetroot and alfa-alfa sprouts salad | beetroot sprout salad | with 11 amazing images. Beet and sprouts salad is a true Indian style simple salad for everyday cooking. Healthy sprouted beetroot salad needs a little planning to buy alfa-alfa sprouts, but it’s worth the effort. Learn how to make beetroot and alfa-alfa sprouts salad. To make beet and sprouts salad, boil beetroot in a pressure cooker. On cooling, peel the beetroot and cut into cubes. Combine these beetroot cubes and alfa-alfa sprout in a deep bowl. Sprinkle some lemon juice, salt and pepper and toss well. Healthy sprouted beetroot salad is ready for serving. Popularly called as ‘Chukandar’ beet has a very sweet taste and an appealing colour which makes it very popular. The lovely beets are known to beat inflammation due to their antioxidants like betalain and vitamin C they possess. The nitrates in beet can help to reduce the cholesterol levels in the body. It also has fair amounts of fibre, thus gives a satiety value. Mixed with it are alfa-alfa sprouts. They are very delicately flavoured and give just the needed slight contrasting crunch to the beetroot and alfa-alfa sprouts salad. They are low in calories and carbs too. The vitamin C from beets and sprouts along with lemon juice all help in achieving a wrinkle-free skin, as vitamin C helps in collagen synthesis. It is also that nutrient which build our immunity and resistance to fight diseases like cold and cough. So do not miss out on adding lemon juice to beetroot sprout salad. Enjoy beet and sprouts salad recipe | healthy sprouted beetroot salad | beetroot and alfa-alfa sprouts salad | beetroot sprout salad | with step by step photos.
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 by Tarla Dalal
Rice and urad dal is a perfect formula, whether in the form of idli, dosa or upma, as the duo gives a perfect combination of energy and protein needed for a busy day. These Mini Beetroot Pancakes are all the more wondrous because they pack in more protein from soya flour, vitamins from beetroot and iron from til. Even kids who do not like beetroot will surely indulge in these pancakes as they are colourful and yummy!
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 by Tarla Dalal
The Beetroot Puri is an attractive snack with a fabulous flavour and beautiful colour. The dough of whole wheat flour and beetroot puree has a pleasantly sweet flavour, which is complemented by spice powders that add shades of spice while also highlighting the sweetness at the same time. Take care not to add water while making the dough because the beetroot puree is enough to bind the flour together into a stiff dough. If the dough gets soggy, then the puris will get oily. Serve Beetroot Puri as a snack with some pickle and chutney or as a meal with a subzi or curry of your choice.
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 by Tarla Dalal
A nice, bright pink rice that is sure to attract your kids, the Beetroot Rice is an attractive preparation of rice and grated beetroot perked up with assorted spices. Onions add flavour and crunch to this sumptuous dish, which is quick and easy to prepare in the morning. Ensure that the Beetroot Rice is completely cool before you pack it in the box. Sipping Mint Chaas along with the Beetroot Rice is sure to satiate your kids taste buds and tummy! So do pack some in a thermos flask. Check out our collection of many more amazing tiffin box recipes like Rice and Moong Dal Idli, Pasta in Tomato Sauce, Stuffed Hot Dog Rolls, Broccoli Paratha and many more. See detailed step by step photos and video of Beetroot Rice (Beetroot Pulao) recipe below.
We would all have tried carrot, bottle gourd or beetroot halwas sometime or the other. Let’s make something all the more special now, by combining all these together into one wonderful, colourful treat. With a nice orange-pink hue, a fantastic grainy texture and a mind-blowing flavour, this Bottle Gourd, Carrot and Beetroot Halwa is a fantabulous treat that is guaranteed to delight one and all. A good dose of mawa helps to bind the halwa together and also gives it a luxurious mouth-feel. This sweet treat is also quite easy to prepare in the microwave oven, so pamper yourself right away! For a variety of quick sweet treats check out all our Microwave Dessert recipes.
We have heard repeatedly that flaxseeds are a great source of Omega-3 fatty acids, and are an essential food especially for vegetarians. But, many of us are at a loss of interesting ways to include it in our diet. While we do attempt to include it in mukhwas, raita, etc., here we present a very innovative way to consume this fibre, calcium and Omega-3 fatty acid rich seed in the form of crunchy herbed crackers. Serve it with the minty beetroot dip to enhance the flavour and health quotient.
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 by Tarla Dalal
This soup is sure to win your heart with its lovely colour, irresistible creaminess and zesty flavour. In fact, the Garlicky This soup is sure to win your heart with its lovely colour, irresistible creaminess and zesty flavour. In fact, the Garlicky Beetroot Soup, despite not using potatoes or cream, is much creamier than you would expect, thanks to the addition of wheat flour. Healthful garlic is a surprise addition to this soup, but blends beautifully with dainty beetroot, which is another interesting reservoir of nutrients. Beetroot helps improves your looks, with better complexion and hair. Betacyanin, the antioxidant in beetroot helps to reduce the cholesterol levels and protect the heart too.
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 by Tarla Dalal
While you are sure to have tried Juices combining fruits and vegetables, this unique blend of beetroot and fruits with soda is something unique! Beetroot gives not only an appealing colour but also a pleasant texture to the drink, while pineapple and apple lend tang and sweetness respectively. Black salt and chaat masala lend a spicy touch to this drink, which is finally fizzed up with Sprite. Mix gently after adding the soda so that it doesn’t bubble up and spill over. Serve the Fruity Beetroot Soda absolutely cold.
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