Brined Baby Beets Raita

Bought some baby beets which looked tender and could be pickled or brined.

So prepared them for brining and stored the jar in the refrigerator for a month.

Today made some raita from the grated brined beet.Loved the raita and enjoyed it with hot steaming rice and rasam.

Simple and appetising meal….

Ingredients:

Brined Beet Raita

Brined Beet- 2 small grated.

Hung curds-1 bowl

Salt if needed as the beet is brined.

Oil-1 t spoon

Asafoetida-2-3 pinches.

Mustard -1/4 spoon

Green chillies- 2 finely chopped.

Method:

In a bowl add the hung curds and the grated beet. Check if salt is needed.

Heat a small pan and add the mustard, Hing and chopped green chillies and pour it over the beet and curd mixture.

Mix well and enjoy as it or refrigerated.

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Raw Mango Salad

Mangoes both raw are ripe available in plenty. Then it’s time to savour the delicious king of fruits be it in soups, desserts, curries, shakes, smoothies and salads.

The yummy dishes made are never ending.

This delicious, tangy,sweet and spicy well balanced salad is nutritious and filling.

Ingredients:

Raw Mango – 1 firm one skinned

Red onion -1 big

Carrot – 1 medium sized

Coriander leaves – a handful

Salt as per taste

Juice of half a lemon/lime.

Brown Sugar – 1 spoon.

Garlic clove – 1 crushed.

Toasted and skinned peanuts – 1/2 cup.

Fresh chilli -1 red and 1 green.

Chilli flakes – few pinches

Method:

In a small bowl squeeze the juice of half a lime or lemon and add salt , chilli flakes,red and green minced chillies ,crushed garlic clove and brown sugar.

Keep aside.

Shred the peeled mangoes or slice them into julienne

You may even grate them.

Slice onions into thin slices.

Slice carrots into juliennes

Toss them well and add the salad dressing and mix well.

Now finally add the slightly crushed toasted peanuts and garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and spring onion.

Refrigerate and enjoy fresh.

Colourful and Nutty Salad:

This salad is so colourful as well as nutritious. The mixture of the nuts and the crunchy peppers makes it even more tasty and tangy.

Do try it and let me know your views…,

Ingredients:

  • Red pepper-1/2 piece cut into bits
  • Yellow pepper-1/2 piece chopped
  • Green pepper-1/2 piece chopped
  • Tomatoes-2 small chopped
  • Cucumber-1/2 piece peeled and sliced into thin long bits.
  • Lemon juice-1/4 spoon 
  • Green chillies-2 chopped.
  • Coriander leaves-2-3 sprigs chopped finely
  • Brown sugar-1/4 spoon
  • Pumpkin seeds-1/4 spoon
  • Sunflowers seeds-1/4 spoon
  • Walnuts-3 to 4 chopped
  • Flax seeds-1/4 spoon.
  • Salt as per taste.

Method:Take a bowl and mix all the above ingredients and the salad is ready.