Sunday, July 19, 2015

Beetroot Raita Withe Smoked Chilli : Beetroot Yogurt Dip

Summer: ah, synonymous with colors, brightness and freshness; the season that calls for cold salads, chilled beverages and quick cooking. This Beetroot Raita with Smoked Chili is one summery dip that sets up the complete sunshine mood – the tang of the yogurt, the sharp spike from charred chili and the beautiful pink color of beetroot.

Beetroot Raita can be paired with anything! Serve it as a side with Indian curries or parathas, or pair it up with rice dishes like pulav or briyani. Stuff it in pitta pockets with salads and kebabs, or just enjoy it like a dip for carrot sticks, crackers, nachos or chips.

It has everything that you need in a good dip- color, texture and just the right flavors. Bring it on, its summer time!
1 cup yogurt
1 medium size beetroot
1 green chilli
Salt to taste
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon chopped coriander leaves
1 cup water

Put 1 cup of water to boil. Add chopped beetroot in the water. Boil for 1 minute.
Drain the water and let beetroot cool.
Hold the green chilli with a pair of thongs and roast on open fire.
In a blender blend yogurt, beetroot, chili, sugar and salt until smooth.
Sieve the blended mix through sieve. This helps to give it that velvety texture.
Garnish with chopped coriander leaves.

You may need to add more sugar depending on how sour the yogurt is.
This can be made one day in advance.


  1. Nice colour of the raita and good combination of beetroot and chilli.

  2. what a lovely color...looks great

  3. raita looks colourful... but wondering how beetroot and yogurt combo would taste:)

  4. I love smoked chilies, Shewta! And this vibrant pink raita looks so appetizing and full of good health! YUMMY!

  5. Love the pic of beets! Lovely color and yummy raita with smoked chilli..

  6. This is such a beautiful raita! I'm surely going to make it. I always enjoy going through your post/pictures!

  7. what a beautiful color,yumm...

  8. Smoked chili is sure a great addition to beet raita! Loving it! great share, Shweta!

  9. NIce clicks and healthy raita too

  10. I love the color of this raita Shweta and smoked chilli is a great addition!

  11. Love the colour, the recipe and the clicks!
    I am sure, the smokey chilli and sugar must have brought out a wonderful flavour!!


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