Mar 10, 2009

Beetroot Koshumbri/Salad

This kosumbari is prepared by crushing the seasonings with your fingers ( Chirdunu) and then adding to the salad. The taste imparted from the crushed chillies is very different and quite hot. It makes a perfect balance with the sweetness of the Beetroot and the coolness of the yogurt. You can use many other vegetables in this kind of kosumbari.


Beetroot, peeled and grated - 1 cup
Roasted Peanut powder - 1 tbsp
Fresh/Frozen grated coconut - 2 tsp
Yogurt - 1/2 cup
Tomato - 1/4 cup
Cilantro, chopped - 1 tbsp
Salt - to taste

For the tempering
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 3
Red Dry Chillies - 1-2


- Wash, peel and grate the beetroot.
- Add the yogurt, grated coconut, peanut powder, tomato, cilantro and salt to the grated beetroot and mix evenly with a spoon.
- Now, take very little oil in small pan, add the mustard seeds, once they crackle, add the curry leaves and the red chilli pieces and switch off the heat. Once this seasoning cools down, crush it in the pan itself with your fingers. The red chillies and the curry leaves will become powdery since they became crisp from the heat.
- Then, add it to the beetroot and mix evenly.
- Serve as a side with rice and curry.

This post is my contribution to FIC-Pink/Rose hosted by Priya of Easy N Tasty Recipes. FIC was started by Harini of TongueTicklers. Will check to see if it qualifies for pink or not.

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Asha said...

I can imagine the delcious taste with crushed saesoning! My Mysore makes a thin saaru called Uppu saaru, she crushed the garlic and green chillies with her hand right inside the broth, so yum. I will make and post one day.

I love Beets, salad looks so yum, bet it tastes great with Parathas too, I will try! :)

Trupti said...

Raita looks very delicious & healthy too..

Happy Holi !!

Happy cook said...

Love the colour.

Cham said...

Different kosumbri, Love the color !

Sukanya Ramkumar said...

Lovely recipe. Looks so good. Yummy color. Perfect click.

Superchef said...

I always loved it and when I was a kid, I used to call it the pink chutney and didnt know that it had beetroot in it. My mom was happy though :D
great entry!

Ashwini said...

Love the color beets gives for any dish..Lovely salad..I just grate and add it to yogurt with other veggies..This looks nice..

A_and_N said...

I love the idea of chirdunu! beautiful!

Preety said...

love the color and it looks so yummy

Chitra said...

beet koshumbari is new to me,will give a try!!

Suparna said...

Hi maya,
I love this dish. Amma makes beetroot kosombari the same way.Though adding peanuts is something new that I learnt here. Thanks. Lovely pics as always :)

Priya said...

Wat a vibrant colour...thanks for sending to FIC!!

LG said...

yummy salad kanri! Loved the color!

Purnima said...

Beet kosumbari looks delectable n yummy seasoning! It must hv tasted divine, am sure! Tks for sharing!!

Vanamala said...

lovely maya...this is sort of raita right...bookmarked!!

Sia said...

didn't we all love beets when we were kids? i loved the way it would colour my fingers red :) lovely pachidi maya.

Divya Kudua said...

I love this one.I make a similar one,crushing the seasoning is a great idea.Love the fiery pink colour!!

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