6 Delicious Beetroot Recipes You Can Make At Home
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In the world of root vegetables, beetroot is one of the most appreciated vegetables which stands out of the crowd with its distinct sweet flavour and oozing red colour. There are numerous ways in which beetroot or beets can be the star of your platter. Whether you like it raw or cooked, pickled or juiced, there are a million ways to include beetroot in meals. 

In addition to being extremely delicious and versatile, beetroots are also a gold mine of nutrients. It contains several essential nutrients like vitamins A, B9 (folate), C, and minerals like potassium, iron, and manganese. It also contains dietary fibre for digestive health and nitrates that enhance cardiovascular health. Beetroot's betalains offer antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, making it a valuable addition to a diet.

From making a refreshing summer salad to creating a wholesome sabzi for dinner, beetroots can effortlessly be your hunger buster anytime you want. Check out what you can make with beetroot for late-night dinner or midnight hunger pangs.

1) Dry Beetroot Sabzi

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Dry curry with beetroots is a flavourful recipe made by sautéing grated or cubed beetroot with spices like cumin, turmeric, coriander, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, dried chilli pepper, curry leaves and some salt. It is cooked until tender yet slightly crisp, which gives a balance of earthy sweetness and savoury ingredients. This sabzi pairs well with rice and roti.

2) Beetroot Summer Salad

Beetroot is the best addition to summer salad. A summer salad basically includes all the hydrating vegetables like cucumber, onions, and maybe even some fruits like apples, banana, pomegranate and berries along with crisp greens like arugula or spinach, tangy feta cheese, crunchy walnuts, and a zesty dressing. The combination of refreshing vegetables with a sweet hint of beetroot creates a delightful recipe to beat the heat.

3) Beetroot Falafel

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Beetroots add a colour pop to the classic chickpea falafel. This Middle Eastern dish is made by combining chickpeas, beetroot puree, and spices like cumin and coriander along with some salt. After forming a double mixture, it is shaped into small tikkis and fried until crisp.

4) Beetroot Pancakes

Beetroot pancakes, or beetroot chilla, are made by combining besan chilla batter with grated beetroots. Addition of beetroot makes the shade reddish or pinkish, and after frying in a pan, the colours emerge beautifully which makes it irresistible.

5) Beetroot Raita

Summer isn't summer when Raita is not on the menu. Beetroot raita is a classic yoghurt-based recipe made by mixing freshly grated beetroot with creamy yoghurt and spices like cumin and coriander powder. The dish is garnished with coriander leaves and served with roti or rice or as a side dish.

6) Beetroot Rice

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Adding a flavourful and colourful touch to the traditional fried rice, beetroot brings a vibrant and refreshing twist to the dish. Beetroot rice is made by sautéing grated beetroot with onions, garlic, and peas along with cooked rice and spices like cumin and cinnamon. This easy recipe is perfect for late-night meals or early-morning breakfasts.