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Boiled Beetroot Salad

Boiled Beetroot Salad

My favourite salad. My children love this a lot. A simple, tasty salad which can be whipped up in a jiffy. Very few ingredients only. Goes well with pulao, jeera rice and a raitha. A totally refreshing taste which will give you instant energy.


Beetroot – 2 ( wash and pressure cook the Beetroot in sufficient water for 5 whistles and keep it on 5 minutes on sim  flame and switch off the stove.  Cool well. Open the cooker and take out the boiled Beetroot. Cool well. When it is hot, it is very difficult to handle the Beetroot. Once cooled, peel the Beetroot and slice it. Keep it aside till the time of use. )

Salt to taste

Lemon juice – 1 tablespoon

Finely chopped green chilli – 1 pinch


Take a big bowl. Put in all the above mentioned ingredients. Toss well. Rest for 3 minutes. Serve.

Chef’s Tips

1) Do not add more green chillies than the mentioned amount. It will become very spicy.

2) Do not add any other spices. The taste will change.

3) Keep all the above mentioned ingredients separately. Mix it at the time of serving. Do not add the green chillies earlier. The green colour will change.




Banana Pachadi ( Raitha )

Banana Pachadi

A very simple, neat, yummy Pachadi. You can prepare this raitha especially when you are pressed for time. Can be made just like that. This Pachadi is our family favourite. Goes well with steaming hot dhal powder ( paruppu podi ) rice  mixed with ghee and roasted pappad. Very few ingredients, the flavours will SPEAK.


Sliced (slightly ripe ) bananas – 2 cups

Whisked, thick, chilled curds – 3 cups

Sugar – 2 tablespoons

Salt to taste

To Season

Ghee – 1 tablespoon

Mustard seeds – 1 teaspoon

Asafoetida powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Finely chopped green chilli – 1


Take a big bowl. Add in the whisked curds, sugar, salt to taste. Mix well. Add in the sliced bananas. Mix well. Season. Mix. Serve .

Chef’s Tips

1) Season only in ghee. The taste will be simply amazing.

2) Do not add any other flavouring agents. The taste will change.

3) For best results, chill the pachadi in the fridge for 2 hours and serve.