Beetroot Pachadi | Onam Sadya

Beetroot Pachadi is a traditional South Indian side dish which is similar to North Indian Raita. Pachadi is usually served on the auspicious occasion of Onam. It’s also a very healthy dish with minimum oil and nutritious ingredients…beetroot, coconut, curd.

Beetroot Pachadi

Beetroot Pachadi Ingredients-

  • Beetroot-2 small
  • Cumin Seeds-1/4tsp
  • Water-1/2cup
  • Ginger-1/2 inch
  • Grated Coconut-1 cup
  • Green Chilli-2
  • Mustard seeds- 1/2tsp
  • Curd-1cup
  • Salt-to taste
  • For tempering –
    • Coconut Oil-1tbsp
    • Dry Red Chilli-2
    • Mustard seeds -1/4tsp
    • Curry leaves-1 string


  • Cut beetroot into medium size pieces, add salt and boil it in a pressure cooker. Cook till 4 whistles.
  • When cool, take a blender and coarsely blend it/mash or grate.
  • Make a paste of cumin seeds, mustard seeds, green chilli, ginger,3-4 curry leaves and coconut, using a small amount of water to get a smooth paste
  • Whisk the curd to get a smooth texture. Keep it aside. If the curd is sour, you can add a small amount of sugar to adjust the taste.
  • Take the coarse beetroot in a pan/kadhai. Cook till it boils, next add the coconut paste and mix well. Allow boiling on low heat.
  • Add the whisked curd to beetroot gravy and mix well. Keep stirring and cook for 1 minute, make sure it does not boil. Remove from heat.
  • Lastly splutter mustard seeds, dry red chilli and curry leaves. Add this to the pachadi and mix well. Cover with a lid for few minutes before serving.

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