Eat beetroot, or red spinach , its a cure for anaemia, that was the fact I had heard a lot about beet-roots since from childhood.I just thought people say because of its dark purple colour, but later searching lot in net, I could find out many "beetroot health benefits" sites which tell the same thing.. I always loved it in pickled form , which is not a healthy option always,didn't like thoran /dry dish, but later found beetroot pachadi is another good form to consume it without losing its nutrients.I have never seen beetroots with leaves here, and tried to plant the stem part chopped from beetroots, but it didn't grow well..
This time, a sweet chutney for a reader Prathibha and all of you cook yummy biryani. This is a biryani side dish, which comes from Malabar side. This recipe is from Mrs.K.M.Mathew, with few changes.
Here everyone seems to be busy with eid preparations , so bye now, enjoy this with biryani, all the best and Eid Mubarak to you all! :)
Beetroot grated 1 cup
red chilly powder 1 tsp or as per taste
tamarind paste 1 tsp or as per taste
jaggery 1 small piece
mustard seeds 1/2 tsp
dry red chilly 1
How to prepare
Soak dates in water and chop into pieces.
Grind together, beetroot and dates.
Add chilly powder,tamarind paste, jaggery and salt to this.
If needed add water with spoon.
Heat oil, allow mustard seeds to splutter,
Fry dry chilly, then add the above preparation into this.
When it boils, switch off fire.
Adjust the use of chilly and tamarind according to your taste.