Spicy Beetroot pickle

 

Spicy Beetroot pickle

Beetroot pickle is a tasty and a nutritious recipe. This recipe can be served as a side dish for rice, biryanis etc.

Beetroot pickle is a simple recipe and it would take only 15 to 20 minutes for making this tasty dish. The presence of green chillies and red chilli powder provides a spicy flavour. The inclusion of a handful of curry leaves imparts a natural taste. Chopped ginger and garlic pieces along with fenugreek seeds, mustard seeds and asafoetida would add the taste and nutritional benefits. The inclusion of vinegar would provide a sour taste and it also plays a part in preservation. Let’s have a look at the ingredients required and the method of preparation of beetroot pickle.

Ingredients required for the preparation of beetroot pickle
  • 5 whole beetroots (chopped into small pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped ginger pieces
  • 20 cloves of garlic
  • 4-6 green chillies (sliced pieces)
  • 1-2 sprig of curry leaves.
  • 1 tablespoon of chilli powder
  • A pinch of asafoetida
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds (any other cooking oil)
  • 1Ā½ teaspoon of mustard seeds
  • 2 tablespoon of sesame oil (Ellenna)
  • Salt as per the taste
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Method of preparation of Beetroot pickle
  • Wash the beetroots thoroughly in running water. Peel off the skin and chop it into small pieces.
  • Heat 1/2 glass of water in a pan and add the beetroot pieces. Half cook the beetroot pieces for 3-4 minutes and add the salt as per the taste.
  • Take out from the heat and keep it aside.
  • Heat the oil in a pan. Add the fenugreeks and saute it for few seconds.
  • Add the mustard seeds and once it starts to splutter, add the ginger pieces and garlic.
  • Fry it till the raw smell disappears and add the sliced green chillies, asafoetida or hing and turmeric powder.
  • Saute it for few seconds in a low flame.
  • Add the half cooked beetroot and mix it well.
  • Add some vinegar and 1/4 glass of water. Again mix it well.
  • Add the curry leaves and cover the lid. Check for salt and add the salt as per the taste. Cook it for about 4-5 minutes.
  • Take it out from the flame and once it cools transfer it to a glass jar.