January 20, 2014

Simple Indian Beetroot Salad Recipe

Learn how to make a simple Indian beetroot salad, a vegan recipe with steamed beets and lightly spiced with cumin powder and lemon juice dressing. Another easy variation is this roasted beet salad in yogurt dressing. These two salad recipes can be served as side dishes, main course-salads or just as healthy snacks.

To define the role of a salad in our South Indian kitchen is pretty tough. Sometimes it serves a small role just to render refreshing contrast to other main dishes like dal, curry and rice and other times a salad takes the center stage as a snack item. Either ways, we love our salads and eat them with the same gusto as proteins and carbs. Our salads usually are fragrant, quick, flavorful and crunchy in nature, not masked with too many ingredients. For instance, roasted cherry tomatoes sprinkled with salt & amchoor (raw mango powder) or sliced cucumber with salt & red chilli powder or this beet salad, where the veggies are boiled/steamed, cubed and then tossed with onions, herbs, cumin powder, lemon juice and topped with sesame seeds. Can it get any simpler? If you prefer raw beets, skip the steaming, directly cube them and toss with rest of the ingredients. 


More simple 'salad' recipes to check out -

Simple Indian Beetroot Salad

Time: 15 to 20 minutes
Serves 1-2

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2 beets, scrubbed and washed
1 spring onion, white & green parts finely chopped
1 small onion, chopped
juice of half lemon
1/2 tsp cumin powder
1/2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
salt and pepper powder - to taste
fresh herbs (coriander leaves)


Peel beets and steam or boil in hot water until fork tender (for about 10 minutes). Cool and cut into cubes. In a bowl, mix together - beets, onions, cilantro, salt, cumin powder, salt, pepper powder and lemon juice. 

Sprinkle sesame seeds and Serve. 


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  1. I would surely like beetroot boiled, never tried adding sesame. They offer such a lovely contrast to the pic too.

  2. I make this salad once a month. It's delish every time!


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