Go pink for beetroot salad

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 salad


Beetroot- 1 number

Cucumber- 1/2

Iceberg lettuce- 1/4

Roasted peanuts-  1 fistful

Lime juice- as needed

Cilantro for garnishing

For tadka

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- Chapathi, beet salad and beet root cocktail

My lunch – Roti , Beet salad and Beet root cocktail

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12 thoughts on “Go pink for beetroot salad”

  1. viji says:

    Lovely pink lunch lakshmi. Delightful. Viji

  2. Suganya says:

    I can see yr pink fingers over the wrap :).. To the raw salad, try adding grated ginger, shredded carrot and cumin powder.. Yum!

  3. Asha says:

    I love Beets too,love all these,Beet cocktail! YUM!

  4. sandeepa says:

    Thats a nice pink salad. didn’t know you were back

  5. Now! thsi sounds healthy recipe. Thanks for sharing such a simple & healthy dish:-)

  6. Usha says:

    I will semicook the beetroot..this salad is looking colorful!!

  7. Mishmash! says:

    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!


  8. Suganya says:

    Long time no posts.. Busy??

  9. Viji says:

    Awesome painitngs!!!

  10. pritya says:

    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.

  11. Mansi says:

    wow!! I drink a beetroot-cucumber and ginger juice quite often, but your dish is like a powerhouse of health:)

    looks awesome!

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