Beetroot Kichadi

Let us cool off a little in Kerala today. Kerala also known as 'God's Own Country', is a coastal state in South Western India. I identify it with its Backwaters, Elephants and Coconuts. Oh! don't forget Kathakali (a dance form) and Onam.

I have chosen to present a simple Sadya recipe from Rajani's space. As I understand, Sadya means a festival menu. And they have an array of dishes and are supposed to be made and served in a particular order. 

Kichadi is otherwise known to us as Raitha/Perugupachadi. I had never heard of Beetroot Raitha and so tried it out.

Check it out while I travel to Madhya Pradesh just a day ahead of you to check out the place!

Recipe Source - here
Ingredients - 

Beetroot, chopped 1 cup
Yogurt/Curds, beaten, up to 1 cup
Coconut 1/4 cup
Green Chilies 1-2 (or as needed)
Ginger 1 inch piece
Mustard seeds 1/4 tsp (I used the mustard seed powder)
Seasoning (Oil 2 tsp, Mustard seeds 1/2 tsp, Asafoetida couple pinches and curry leaves few)

Beetroot Kichadi

Method Of Preparation -

Wash, peel and cube the beetroot. Grind the cubes, ginger, coconut adding as little water as possible, until it becomes a coarse paste.

In a heated pan, pour the above mixture along with the mustard seed powder and cook for about 2 minutes. Remove and set aside to cool.

Meanwhile, beat the yogurt to a smooth consistency. Add the cooled beetroot mixture. Adjust the taste as needed.

Prepare the seasoning by heating oil in a small pan, adding mustard seeds, curry leaves and asafoetida. Remove after the mustard seeds crackle.

Pour this seasoning in the beetroot-yogurt mixture. 

Serve it with rice as part of a meal.

Preparation Time 15 min
Makes 1 1/2 cups


  1. Unknown Says:
  2. Healthy and delicious!!

  3. Srivalli Says:
  4. Love that color Harini..

  5. Unknown Says:
  6. that is so tempting... what a beautiful color!!

  7. divya Says:
  8. wow..looks very colorful n healthy..

  9. Lovely color. Beetroot is a favorite at my house.

  10. Priya Suresh Says:
  11. Love that deep and terrific colour of this healthy kichadi.

  12. Such a colorful raita!!!

  13. wonderful colour and this looks new to me..

  14. Different kichadi and never had an idea to use beets in kichadi..Will try next time..

  15. Raitha / Kichadi looks great..

  16. Before trying I was so much in doubt, but after preparing, it was such a hit at my house. Looks so colourful and inviting...

  17. Looks so colorful and healthy,nice way to use beets in our diet...

  18. Suma Gandlur Says:
  19. Simple yet flavorful.

  20. jayanthi Says:
  21. such a pretty colour.. looks great

  22. love the vibrant color

  23. Pavani Says:
  24. Kichadi looks yummy and the color is so vibrant.

  25. Archana Says:
  26. Looks mind blowingly delicious.

  27. Kichadi looks delicious and healthy ! Love how beetroot gives its color to the other ingredients when cooked or mixed together

  28. Unknown Says:
  29. khicidi with beetroot looks very very healthy and delicious dear :) color is so attractive ..

  30. Padmajha Says:
  31. Kichadi looks so vibrant.Nice choice for Kerala!

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