Hey folks, I'm back!!! Missed blogging all these days :(
Anyway, tell me one thing.... What do you do with the shoots that come along with the beets?? I used to just chop them off and throw them away until one of my friends gave me a recipe with it. I tried it out few days back and it tasted fabulous!!! This recipe is very mild and soothing..... Perfect for the times when you wanna have something comforting, after all the heavy/festive spreads!! Okay, I'll stop blah blahing here and head straight to the recipe... Enjoi!
Btw, I just saw that Meeta from What's for lunch Honey? is hosting an event for Comfort Foods this month and this recipe goes all the way to her for the Monthly Mingle: Comfort Foods event. Thanx Meeta for hosting!
1-2 cups Curds
Shoot from about 2-3 Beets
1-2 tsp Oil
1/2 tsp Mustard seeds
1-2 Green chilies
3-4 Curry leaves
A pinch of hing
Salt as per taste
- Wash and chop the shoots finely; Microwave with some salt and water for about 4-5 minutes or until cooked. You could even cook on stove top with some water and salt.
- Beat the curds in a mixing bowl; Add the cooked shoots, salt and mix well; Add water if the raita is too thick.
- Heat 1-2 tsp oil and temper with mustard seeds, curry leaves, green chilies, hing and add to the raita.
- Serve with steamed rice or as an accompaniment with Pulav or any other mixed rice. As simple as that!!! :)