Beetroots stain your hands, knife, cutting board and where ever you drop them. I find the beets in US are more juicier that I end up with a pink kitchen.Ha Ha. My first grade daughter , an avid lover of pink color loves this veggie, not just for its color but also for the sweet taste of it. I was cooking the beets till I attended the Isha Yoga class. After attending Isha, I learnt this healthier way of consuming beets. In that class we had a full meal on the final day of our programme which had only uncooked recipes. All the cooking they did was the tadka/talimpu/thallipu. I came to know a variety of salads made of solely positve pranic foods (energy giving foods). I learnt the fact the more closer we are to the nature, the more healthier and happier we are. See here for another variety of salad.
Beetroot- 1 number
Iceberg lettuce- 1/4
Roasted peanuts- 1 fistful
Lime juice- as needed
Cilantro for garnishing
Mustard seeds, cumin seeds- 1 tsp each
Curry leaves- 6-7 number
Tadka: Heat 1 tsp oil in a small pan, sputter mustard and cumin seeds. Add curry leaves and turn off the heat.
Grate the beetroot ,cucumber. Finely chop the lettuce. Add all the veggies in a bowl, add salt and lime juice, mix well , let it stand for a while. Using the hands, squeeze out all the juice into another container. Now add chopped cilantro, roasted peanuts and tadka.
Cocktail: To the squeezed juice, add the juice extracted from 1 lime. See the salt level and adjust to taste.
My lunch – Roti , Beet salad and Beet root cocktail
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12 thoughts on “Go pink for beetroot salad”
Lovely pink lunch lakshmi. Delightful. Viji
I can see yr pink fingers over the wrap :).. To the raw salad, try adding grated ginger, shredded carrot and cumin powder.. Yum!
I love Beets too,love all these,Beet cocktail! YUM!
Thats a nice pink salad. didn’t know you were back
Now! thsi sounds healthy recipe. Thanks for sharing such a simple & healthy dish:-)
I will semicook the beetroot..this salad is looking colorful!!
My first time here….your blog attracted me coz of its simplicity in pics and the recipes as well….but more than all that your carvings, especially the one on the soap blew me away!! Awesome!
Long time no posts.. Busy??
Wow Lakshmi! That is a super looking pink lunch. Makes me feel like adding my creativity too. I love beets. The groundnut looks good in the salad and adds to the protein intake. I must applaud your combo of salad and juice. One of our family favourites is to chop beets with carrots and tomatoes and boil for 10 mins. Strain and add tempering, salt and pepper to the soup and enjoy it hot. Yumm.
wow!! I drink a beetroot-cucumber and ginger juice quite often, but your dish is like a powerhouse of health:)
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