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Beetroot Chutney

 Published 2012-Sep-21   Updated 2017-Nov-02

- Submitted by Dahlia

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Beetroot Chutney is an excellent way of including this nutritious vegetable in our diet. Chutneys are made with many different vegetables in South India and this is one of them. It can be had as a side dish with idli, dosa, chapati and steaming hot white rice.

Beetroot is one vegetable that is not liked by all. It has a sweet taste which doesn't blend well with many Indian dishes. It is often combined with other ingredients like lentils, coconut etc. to make it palatable. In this chutney, beetroot is combined with roasted lentils, garlic and grated coconut which makes it very delicious. Even people who do not enjoy this vegetable can eat it easily.

I encourage everyone to try this recipe. I really enjoy eating it with some plain white rice. 

Video Instructions for making Beetroot Chutney

Recipe for Beetroot Chutney

Preparation Time : 5 minutes
Cooking Time : 10 minutes
Serves : 4


  • Beetroot - 1 (medium)
  • Shallots (Sambhar Onion) - 3
  • Garlic - 2
  • Grated Coconut - 4 tbsp
  • Tamarind - marble sized
  • Salt - to taste

To Roast And Grind

  • Channa dal - 1 tbsp
  • Urad Dal - 1 tbsp
  • Coriander Seeds - 1 tsp
  • Dry Red Chillies - 5

For Seasoning

  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/4 tsp
  • Curry Leaves - 1 spring
  • Asafoetida - a pinch

Beetroot Chutney Ingredients


  1. Wash, peel and cut the beetroot into cubes.
  2. In one pan saute the shallots, garlic, tamarind, beetroot cubes and the grated coconut for 5-10 minutes.

    Beetroot Chutney Preparation Step

  3. Switch off and let it cool.
  4. In another pan, dry roast the ingredients under To roast and grind till it turns golden brown. Cool it.

    Beetroot Chutney Preparation Step

  5. Take the roasted ingredients in a blender or mixie and powder it.
  6. Next add the cooked beetroot- coconut mixture and required salt to this.
  7. Add little water and make a chutney. You may grind it coarsely or make a smooth paste as you like.
  8. Transfer this to a serving dish.
  9. Heat oil in a pan and do the seasoning. Add this right on top of the chutney. Beetroot chutney is ready to be served.

Serving Suggestion

  • You can serve this chutney with idli, dosa, white rice ro chappatti.
  • You could also spread it on bread to make sandwiches.

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Comments (13)

Person   ()
i want protein shakes with fruits and vegetables .so pls put them
Person   ()
Will add it to my "to do" list..
Person   ()
Simply superb
Person   ()
Thank You.
Person   ()
It's really superb and yummy
Person   ()
Thank You.
Person   ()
.... how do you eat it?
Person   ()
I have mentioned the serving suggestions too.
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Person   ()
hi Dahlia

it was fantastic. i really loved it. thank you so much
Person   ()
You can even skip the coconut and tamarind while making the chutney.
Person   ()
lovely. tomorrows special
Person   ()
Try it. Tastes superb!!

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 Published by on and last updated on 2017-11-02.