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beetroot chutney recipe

Today i have for you all a colourful and healthy chutney and that’s  ” Beetroot Chutney recipe ” This chutney is quick and easy to prepare and a nice change from the regular coconut/tomato chutney. A quick, colourful, easy and tasty chutney. One can relish this chutney for few days without getting bored of it with most of the South Indian breakfasts like Dosa, Idli and even with roti, chapati or even with plain hot rice. If you are wondering how a chutney from beetroot would be … I suggest you must try it. Temper it with little extra oil and give a boil … yummy.

This Beetroot Chutney is a great way to sneak in some healthy carrots too. I make beetroot chutney whenever I have small pcs of leftover veggie after making palya, halwa , Rasam etc . I follow my Carrot chutney recipe for this.

My kids love beetroot a lot. And I’m a happy mom to include them in their diet. If you are wondering how a chutney from beetroot would be … I suggest you must try it. Temper it with little extra oil and give a boil … yummy .. you can relish this chutney for few days without getting bored with hot plain rice or with anything. A perfect accompaniment to hot rice or dosas.

Few simple points to note while making this Beetroot Chutney are as follows :

  • You can make this chutney with or without coconut.
  • If you don’t like garlic in the tempering, you can flavour the chutney with little hing /onion/ginger.
  • Don’t skip the final tempering ..takes the chutney to a whole new level.
  • This chutney stays well even without fridge for 2-3 days.

If you are in the lookout of more chutney recipes.. you can also check Carrot chutney, Spinach Chutney, Cluster beans Chutney etc

beetroot chutney
beetroot chutney recipe

BEETROOT CHUTNEY

Smitha Kalluraya
" Beetroot Chutney " -chutney made from beetroot and spices.It is quick ,easy to prepare and a nice change from the regular chutneys.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine south indian
Servings 4 serving

Ingredients
 

  • 1 medium size beetroot

For masala

  • 1/2 - 1 small cup coconut, grated (if you want you can omit coconut ; but pref at least few tbsps)
  • 2 tsp Black Gram Urad Dal
  • 1 tsp Bengal Gram Chana Dal
  • 4 - 8 nos Red Chilli, As per spice level
  • grape size Tamarind, (soaked)
  • 1 tsp Coconut oil / cooking oil
  • to taste Salt

For tempering

  • 1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
  • few Curry Leaves
  • 4-5 Cloves Garlic, cut to big pieces ** ref notes
  • 1 - 2 tsps Coconut oil / cooking oil

Instructions
 

  • Peel beetroot and cut to big pieces. Pressure cook or microwave till the beetroot chunks are cooked.
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in a small pan. When the oil is hot, add urad dal, chana dal,hing & red chillies fry till dal turns golden. Turn off the heat, add coconut & let it cool completely.
  • Transfer the fried masala, cooked beet, tamarind and salt to a mixer/blender. Grind to a smooth paste. but don't make super smooth. Taste test.
  • Prepare the tempering. Heat oil in a small pan. When the oil is hot, add mustard, garlic and curry leaves. Fry it until garlic turns golden brown. Now add grounded chutney to this. Bring a boil by stirring in between.
  • Serve beetroot chutney with hot rice/idli/dosa.
    BEETROOT CHUTNEY recipe


8 Comments

  • Reply
    Priya Shiva
    November 4, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    Healthy and lovely chutney..

  • Reply
    Meena Kumar
    November 4, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Such pretty pics and yummy chutney so well explained Smitha.

  • Reply
    Beulah Arun
    November 4, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Lovely chutney

  • Reply
    Sathya Priya
    November 4, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    Healthy chutney .I do a bit different ,i don’t add garlic and chana dal.

  • Reply
    Poornima hegde
    November 4, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    Pretty colour on the chutney and a healthy one too

  • Reply
    nandoos Kitchen
    November 4, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    very healthy chutney.. nice color..

  • Reply
    Sony P
    November 4, 2014 at 9:30 pm

    Love the vibrant color , looks yumm!!

  • Reply
    Vibha Sp
    November 5, 2014 at 7:39 am

    chutney looks super , easy too , perfect presentation , i just love ur blog as it contains so many colourful dishes n yummy too 🙂

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