Monday, September 29, 2008

Beet root payasam

This is not only tasty but also colorful due to the original colour of the beetroot. Beetroot has many nutritive values. Research published in the American Heart Association journal Hypertension showed drinking 500ml of beetroot juice a day led to a reduction in blood pressure. Here is one of the delicious colorful recipes with beet roots.


  • Beet root-2 (large size)
  • Milk-1 cup
  • Sugar-5 - 6 tablespoon( according to taste)
  • Ghee-3 tablespoon
  • CardamomFried Cashews, and other nuts, dry grapes- for garnishing


  • Grate one small piece of beetroot and cook it in milk seperately.
  • Cook the remaining beetroot in pressure cooker.(Leave two or three whistles)
  • Grind the pressure cooked beet root into fine paste without adding water.
  • Heat very little ghee in the pan and fry the cashew nuts and other nuts(optional).
  • Keep the fried cashews aside and add the remaining ghee and fry the beetroot paste in the ghee.
  • Fry enough time till the raw smell goes out.
  • Now add the cooked grated beetroot along with the milk and allow it to cook.
  • When the payasam gets thicker enough, add the required amount of sugar.
  • Finally after removing from the flame, garnish with cardamom, fried nuts and dry grapes.

1 comment:

LA said...

great colour...will surely try this out