Beetroot Sabzi


Beetroot, also known as Chukandar, is a very healthy root vegetable as it increases hemoglobin levels, improves eyesight and is high in calcium. It also helps in liver detoxification. It has a natural mild sweetness that kids would also like. The recipe below will give you a delicious preparation that you are sure to enjoy. 

Ingredients (3-4 Servings):

  • Beetroot - 6 
  • Onions - 2-3
  • Ginger Paste - 1/2 tsp
  • Mustard Seeds - 1 tbsp
  • Cumin Seeds (Jeera) - 1 tbsp
  • Curry Leaves - 2 stems
  • Green Chillies - 3
  • Powdered Spices: Kashmiri chilli powder - 1/2 tsp, Turmeric powder - 1/4th tsp, Dhanajeera powder - 1 tsp, Garam Masala powder - 1/4th tsp
  • Coriander Leaves - 1/2 cup
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil for frying 
  • Pressure cook the whole beetroots for 4 whistles and 15 minutes on low flame. 
  • In the meanwhile, heat oil in a utensil and add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, finely chopped green chillies and curry leaves to it. Let them fry for a minute.
  • Add finely chopped onions to it and let it fry till they turn soft.
  • Add salt and ginger paste to it and let it fry for a minute.
  • Add the powdered spices to it and let it fry for a minute.
  • Once the pressure from the cooker is released, peel the beetroot and chop them finely. 
  • Add the chopped beetroot and finely chopped coriander leaves to the mixture and let it cook for 10 minutes on low flame, covering it with a lid. Make sure they turn absolutely soft.