Beetroot Pachadi

 Beetroot Pachadi, Origin of this recipe covers from Kerala.  Finely chopped tender beetroots cooked with some spiced coconut sauce with the blend of Whisked curd, and the topping with Simple tadka, makes this delicious curry. 

Pachadi and Kichadi are two different recipes from Kerala. Pachadi includes raw(pacha) coconut masala with the vegetable and finally adding the whisked curd and tadka. Kichadi includes vegetable cooked with salt and green chillies (or) raw vegetables mixed with curd and tadka. Beetroot is an iron rich vegetable, Pinkish colour of the vegetable is the best part. This sweet vegetable will be tasty in all the preparation. For summer pachadi and kichadi are best recipes to relish with rice. Since they are blended with curd kids also love to have. 

The colour of the pachadi will attract kids to have with rice. Hope this Post helps to learn about a simple and yummy recipe. Do try and write us about your experience.. 

Beetroot Pachadi

Recipe Cuisine: Indian | Recipe Category: Side Dish 
Prep Time: 10 mins | Cook time: 30 mins | Serves: 4



Beetroot 1 medium
Curd 1/4 cup
Salt to taste
Oil 1 tsp
Mustard 1/4 tsp
Red chilli 2 nos
Curry Leaves 1 spring
Hing a pinch


Ingredients to Grind


Coconut(grated) 3-4 tsp
Jeera 1/2 tsp
Green chilli 2 nos
Ginger 1″
Mustard 1/4 tsp


Wash and peel the beetroots, finely chop them into small pieces. Take the chopped beetroots in a kadai with 1/2 cup of water. 

Cook the beetroots till they turns soft. 
Take Coconut, Jeera, Mustard, Green chilli, Ginger in a mixer. 
Blend them into a paste by adding some water.
Add the grounded paste to the Beetroots.
Add enough salt and cook the beetroots. 
Cook till the water dries up. 
Add in the beaten curd and mix well, check again for salt to adjust the taste. 
Heat the tadka pan with oil, Temper with mustard, curry leaves and red chilli and hing. 
Add tadka to the pachadi. 


  • Adjust the spice level by adding or reducing the green chillies. 
  • Can use cucumber with the same method. 

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  • shobhakeshwani

    Yummy and healthy pachadi.

  • cookshideout

    That is a very interesting and delicious preparation with beets and coconut. My mom makes a dry curry with beets and coconut. I am going to try your pachadi recipe from time.

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    Soma Mukherjee

    Loved the colour of beetroot pachadi, loved the healthy and flavourful recipe.

  • JollyHomemadeRecipes –

    Looks so delicious..The colour of the pachadi is beautiful, yumm !!

  • Aruna

    I make this often at home. I just love the vibrant colour of your pachadi!

  • Priya Suresh
    Priya Suresh

    Such a catchy and very attractive pachadi, my kind of food, seriously love this kind of flavored pachadi especially that addition of the grounded paste. Drooling here.

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    Mayuri Patel

    What a cool way to enjoy beetroot and yogurt together. I could finish a whole bowlful.

  • simplysensationalfood – UK
    Nayna Kanabar

    What a beautiful and vibrant coloured dish, I am sure the taste must have been delectable too.

  • priya satheesh
    Priya Satheesh

    What a vibrant colour.. I love Beetroot pachadi. Thanks for sharing the difference between Pachadi and Kichadi. Very useful !

  • Lathiskitchen – Hey.. I am a mother of two. Interested in cooking, reading thriller novels, struggling to keep energy levels up to my kids.

    Wow..I love the color..I haven’t tried this pachadi before…but now definitely will try

  • theyellowdaal – Mumbai – Hey! I am Avin Kohli. Welcome to my space. I use this blog to update my most recent food adventures, DIY stuff, parenting tips and mommy stuff.

    Beautiful color. Pachadi is something I have been meaning to try for a long while. Will start from here?

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    Maria Nasir

    This is truly healthy and flavorful! Love the luscious colour. I’m sure this is the best way to feed beetroot to kids.

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    How refreshing and colorful is this pachadi? I love the beautiful color beets gave to the dish.

  • Vidya Narayan
    Vidya Narayan

    I love pachadis and I can have this bowl by itself. Beetroots are one of my favs though growing up I never really liked it much, later on got totally hooked to it. That colour is truly attractive. Best for summer heat!

  • Jayashree

    A delicious and healthy dish. The colour is so attractive.

  • themadscientistskitchen – India – I

    Thanks for explaining the difference between pachadi n khichidi. Looks yummy.

  • Uma Srinivas – San Diego – Vegan food blogger.

    Nice and colorful pachadi! My kids likes beets dish. I will make this with soya yogurt.

  • Sasmita

    How lovely the color is !!!!
    This will surely love by any age group 🙂

  • Swati – Hello, I am Swati.

    Thanks for sharing this healthy recipe . Will give Pachdi a try soon. Saving the recipe

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    Seema Doraiswamy Sriram

    Lovely colour of the recipe.