Thursday, February 3, 2011

Beetroot In Spicy Tamarind Sauce

This from my mom's recipe collection .I think it's probably the dramatic color or something , this was the only veg I used to eat as a kid and now my son is the same way , he is a very picky eater but he will have this one even though it is very spicy for him . This dish is very spicy and tangy and the sweetness of the beetroot balances it out beautifully so here goes............


2 medium beetrot , peeled and chopped
1 medium onion chopped
1 small ball of tamarind soaked in 1 cup of warm water
1 small tomato chopped
2 green chillies chopped
1/2-1 tsp red chilli powder
1/4 tsp turmeric powder
salt to taste
1 tbsp ginger and garlic paste

for tempering

1 tsp whole mustard seeds
1/4 tsp fenugreek seeds
1 sprig of curry leaves
1 tbsp oil


Heat the oil for tempering and add the seeds and the curry leaves till it crackles.
Add the onions and ginger and garlic paste and sautee till the onions turn soft
Add the spice powders and salt and sautee it for a few sec.
Add the chopped tomatoes and sautee it till it turns into a thick paste .
Add the beetroot and the green chillies and mix it all up .
Now squeeze the pulp in the soaked water and add the water to the beetroot mix .
Bring to a boil and then simmer it till it turns to a thick gravy .


  1. I'm not much of a fan of beetroot but this recipe really makes me think twice. It looks so amazing and sounds so delicious :)

  2. I happen to love beetroot, any way you fix it, and this is such an unusual and yummy recipe, it's a must try!
    Thank you for your kind comment on my blog...I'm following your blog, really love it, and I invite you to follow mine, as well!

  3. My hubby is a big fan of beetroot. I did not know you can prepare this with tamarind sauce. Very interesting.

  4. Thank you all and ELisabeth , I have been your follower for a while now :).