Thursday, 14 December 2006

Beetgreens Shaak

Beets- one of the most vibrant veggies around! I love to cook with these, in all forms, curries, daals, raitas, rotis and of course, salads. There's just something about its deep red color and its taste that I adore. I had some beets and beetgreens in the fridge and i decided to make one of my favorite curries with it. It is again, one of the simplest curries to make and tastes great with rotis and yogurt.
Here's what you will need: Large bunch of beetgreens and beets, 2 cloves garlic, jeera, olive oil, salt, red chili powder and turmeric.
Chop the beets and their greens separately. Set aside. Heat some oil in a pan, add jeera and let it sizzle. Add the cloves of garlic, which have been chopped finely, to the pan. Now add the beets and the spices. Let the beets soften. Now add the greens, and the seasonings. Adjust them to your taste and let it all come together. I have found that not a lot of salt is needed in this curry, so be careful when seasoning it. Serve hot with rotis,and yogurt. That's it..Easy enough!

Beets are high in many nutrients such as Vitamins A,B,C and also Folic acid and Calcium. The beet greens are especially healthy for pregnant women because of its folate, iron, pottasium and beta carotene contents. So eat up this healt
hy veggie whenever you can!

I also want to congratulate NIDHI of "Cooking Made Easy" on reaching the Number One position in the Treasured recipes contest!!! Way to go, Nidhi......!! You totally deserve it, and we're all very happy for you!


Asha said...

I LOVE beets too! Infact,I cooked Beets with it's greens yesterday and took photos and put in the draft for later posts.Looks wonderful,love the color.Good one, Trupti:)

USHA said...

Hi Trupti,

Thanksforleaving comments in my blog, i liked all your wonderful collection of receipes.
Beetroot is rich source of betacarotene. You can also do beetroot halwa, which looks rich and taste too..

Vini K said...

Hi Trupti,wow,today I am learning so many new things..never cooked beet greens before.have to try this.

swapna said...

hai trupti

nice beet curry...:-)i do this with carrot also...i usually add onion will give more taste..what do u say?

Sri said...

Hi Trupti...i love beets too! i make them all the time but never tried the beet greens will try it with greens now..Thanks

Seema Bhat said...

I luv beets but my hubby stays a little away from them as they are a little sweetish. I must try this recipe of yours of having beetgreens along with beet and see if he likes it this way

Sandeepa said...

Gret beets Trupti. Somehow I associate beets with winter maybe because in India we got it only during winter.
I have a post of beet bread roll too today, shall I say "same pinch" :)

Lakshmik said...

Nice healthy recipe. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Hey Truptiben..sprouts and now beets, oh my good, all this healthy stuff, are you going through a keep fit phase...~grin~...take care ben...great recipe, can't say I have tried beets before but you got me thinking again...thanks for sharing...~smile~

Nidhi said...

Hey Trupti,

Thanks a lot for mentioning about my contest on your blog. Thats really true Trupti, that I have to go a long way and also have to maintain my position so that I don't go below 5th Position...Lets see what happens. I am keeping my fingures crossed.

Your recipe look very appealing to me, as I have never cooked with Beets before. Will try your recipe.

Thanks for sharing and keep voting for me.

Love, Nidhi.

Lera said...

Beet greens dish sounds wonderful and nutritious too ,would love to get some of these on my next market visit,Thanks :)

Pooja said...

hi Trupti,
your recipe looks sos tempting, such a nice creation that too ful of nutritions...
thanks dear for sharing this here.
I am surely gonna give it a try. :)

vasilisa said...

I love beets! It's a very popular vegetable in Russian. We make our national soup with it (Borsch), and it's pretty much a staple dish in most Russian families and restaurants.

I never tried a beet curry though. Thanks for the idea!

PS: thanks for the link :-) I'll add yours too :-)

mandira said...

I never manage to include as much beets I want in my recipe. This is good, will try this soon. Thanks trupti!

NZ said...

Never knew that you can make a curry from beets. I love beets, and mostly use the canned ones that too only in salads . Will have to try this soon - - they are rich in iron, I read somewhere. My list of 'will try this soon' is getting bigger and bigger everytime I visit your blog :-)

Keep up the good work :-)

Manju said...

Hi Tupti,

I like this Bhaji very much. I used to make it when I was in Mumbai. Looking delicious

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