Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Beetroot Pachadi - Onam Sadya Special


Hope you all had a wonderful Onam, :)..Today I am going to share the recipe of Beetroot pachadi which I prepared, couple of days back for Onam Sadya. Pachadi refers to a traditional South Indian side-dish.  In Kerala and Tamilnadu, pachadi is a side-dish curry similar to the north Indian Raita. Pachadi is typically made of finely chopped and boiled vegetables with coconut, green or red chillies and tempered in oil with mustard seeds, ginger and curry leaves. Curd/yogurt based pachadi can be made of any vegetable, although beetroot, pumpkin, mango, banana or pineapple are common. Pachadi is commonly eaten with rice and its a common side-dish for Onam Sadya.

Ingredients

Beetroot ~ 1 no ( Medium sized, peeled and grated)
Grated coconut ~ 1/3 cup or 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp
Ginger ~ a small piece ( peeled and chopped )
Cumin seeds / Jeerakam ~ 1/2 tsp
Green chillies ~ 2 nos
Dry red chilli / Unakkamulaku ~ 1 no
Turmeric powder ~ 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves/ Curryveppila
Thick curd ~ 1/2 to 3/4 cup
Mustard seeds / Kaduku
Shallots / Kochu ulli ~ 3-4 nos
Salt to taste 
Sugar ~ 1/2 tsp (Optional)
Oil ~ 1 1/2 tbsp

Method
  • First wash the beetroot and using a peeler, peel the skin of the beetroot. Next grate the beetroot using a grater or a food processor. Then cook the grated beetroot by adding 1/4 cup of water and little salt for around 10-15 minutes. 
  • Meanwhile coarsely grind grated coconut, ginger, cumin seeds, 1/4 tsp mustard seeds, green chillies, 3-4 curry leaves, turmeric powder and dry red chilly.
  • Then add ground coconut mixture and sugar (Optional) to the cooked beetroot and keep it in a low flame for around 3-4 minutes or till the water in it is full evaporated. Next remove it from the flame and allow it to cool. After around 5-10 minutes, add beaten curd to the cooked beetroot and mix it nicely.
  • Now for seasoning heat little oil in an another pan and add 1/2 tsp mustard seeds and when it pops up, add 2 dry red chillies , followed by 3-4 curry leaves and 3-4 chopped shallots and saute till shallots becomes brown in color and add this to the beetroot pachadi.
Note : You can adjust the amount of curd depending upon your preferred consistency of pachadi, but make sure not to make it watery. Pachadi should be of thick consistency.

Enjoy with rice.

Cheers!!

Jisha

33 comments:

julie said...

Colourful pachadi.. Looks yum yum ..nalla photo clicks !!

Uma said...

Awesome!!! Nice treat for eyes. First time here. nice to meet you over here.

Cheers,
Uma

Hamaree Rasoi said...

Pachadi looks amazingly delicious and colorful.

Deepa
Hamaree Rasoi

Swathi said...

Adipoli beet root pachadi. Enniku ethu vare sariyai vanittila.

aipi said...

The first pic is a stunner!Beautiful recipe!
USMasala

Mélange said...

Superb Jisha..The very raw,yet clean clicks.Cheers !

Sarah said...

this is one of my favourite dishes and it looks gorgeous the way u have presented.

Vandana Rajesh said...

Awesome..nice colourful pachadi and a very happy onam to you. Nice clicks.

Rekha shoban said...

beautiful colour pachadi...for last onam i tried this pachadi...nice click!

Tina said...

beautiful clicks and pachadi dear...

Rinku Naveen said...

Wow ! Beetroot pachadi looks so so good.Feast for my eyes.
Hope you had a great Onam dear..

Dzoli said...

Beetroot my fathers favorite.Another dish to try:)

Prathima Rao said...

Oh wow!!! This looks fantastic, inviting & yummyyyy!!!!! Pass me that bowl pleeeeeaaasee???

Adding shallots to this is a nice touch..Bookmarked!!
Prathima Rao
Prats Corner

Nitha said...

As I always say... I am in love with the beet colour there...

Priya said...

Wat a colourful and inviting pachadi..

divya said...

Looks mouthwatering !!

Suja said...

Colorful and delicious pachadi..kandittu kothiyavunnu..

ente pachakasala said...

adipoli pachadi n colorful

anthony stemke said...

I like beets, your photo is beautiful. Thank You.

Shobha Kamath said...

Lovely photographs! Pachadi looks inviting too!

SravsCulinaryConcepts said...

Very tempting color !! so innovative and delicious pachadi !!

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Kalyan said...

Just mouthwatering....looks so easy to prepare and delicious!

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Love this pachadi...lovely color and great clicks...
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Elizaveta said...

looks appetizing!

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Now Serving said...

looks amazing, just saw this in one more blog and now I definitely have to try this :)

Cheers,
Priya
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Turmericnspice said...

love love the colors....not a first timer here love your blog...happy to follow you

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grace said...

i tried this recipe today.. really awesome. thanku so much dear jisha..this is the best pachadi i had..really awesome recipe

JishasKitchen said...

@ Grace -heyyy, nice to hear from you and thank you so much for those lovely words..very happy to know that you loved my beetroot pachadi...keep visiting..:)

Sanika said...

tried it today.. was delicious.. thanks for the recipes..

jinson kv said...

Onam is the festival of flowers. Those days kerala people used to make rangoli with flowers. They exchangeOnam Ashamsakal to friends and relatives. For lunch they eat rice and curry in banana leaf. Payasam is another Onam dish

Jayshree Bhagat said...

the recipes are easy,,,,,,,,,,,,,will try some of them and surely leave a feedback
http://www.pinterest.com/kumar65/onam-2014/

Marie Wright said...

Very tempting pachadi! this sure is one of my favorite in every Onam sadya. so excited to have a scoop of that! Cheers!

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