Beetroot kichadi ( Grated beets with yogurt )

This colorful and yummy dish made with beets and yogurt is yet another  part of the delicious sadya .This dish is also very healthy and a smart way to get picky  kids to eat beets, which is a rich and nutritious vegetable. It needs very few ingredients and is very easy to make.

Beetroot kichadi or Grated beets in yogurt gravy

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Difficulty: easy
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A traditional and delicious dish made with grated beets and yogurt usually made on festivals and goes well with rice and traditional sadya.

Make sure to cool the cooked beetroot before adding the yogurt to avoid curdling.


  • 2 beets grated
  • 3 green chillies finely cut
  • 1 sprig curry leaves
  • 5 cups  beaten yogurt
  • salt to taste


  1. Take a deep bottomed pan and heat about 3-4 tsp oil.
  2. Splutter mustard seeds and add the grated beets and green chillies.
  3. Sautée for a while.
  4. Let it cook for a few minutes in the steam by closing the lid and reducing the flame .
  5. When it is half-cooked , add salt and curry leaves.
  6. Fry for 2 more minutes and switch off flame and wait for the beets to cool.
  7. Meanwhile beat the yogurt to a smooth fluid form.
  8. Add a little water to adjust consistency.
  9. Add the cooked and cooled beets to the yogurt and mix it well.
  10. Enjoy this dish with rice or rotis (wheat bread).

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  • Reply
    May 15, 2017 at 12:01 pm

    Interesting recipe! Looks beautiful !!

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      May 15, 2017 at 12:24 pm

      Thank you Megala, the color makes it look pretty:)

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    May 15, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    Looks delicious! Beautiful color!

    • Reply
      May 15, 2017 at 7:05 pm

      Thank you so much Latha!

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    Liz | Bubble Tea For Dinner
    May 15, 2017 at 10:57 pm

    Such a beautiful colour! You’re sure kids will like it? OK I will totally try this on mine, mwahaha (and if they don’t like it, I’ll eat it all, it looks like it would make very good sandwiches)

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      May 16, 2017 at 11:11 am

      My kids love it but they are not little any more 🙂 and they like beets anyway so maybe I assumed all kids will like ..yes it would go well with a sandwich !Thank you Liz!

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    Lavs Raj
    May 16, 2017 at 2:31 am

    My kids don’t like beetroot though I’m a big fan.. i will give this a try… may be they’ll like this.. thanks for sharing!! 😀

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      May 16, 2017 at 11:12 am

      Hope they’ll like it 🙂 Thank you !

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    May 17, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Beetroot is amazing for health. i am gonna make this some day 🙂

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      May 17, 2017 at 11:08 am

      Yes it is very healthy and sure do give it a try and see how you like it !

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    May 26, 2017 at 12:03 am

    Loves it’s colour. Very vibrant and sounds delicious!

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      May 26, 2017 at 12:08 pm

      Yes that’s right the color is quite vibrant.It also tastes yum! Thank you!

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