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Sauteed Beets Recipe

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For the most part of my life, I have stayed away from beets. Even after knowing the numerous health benefits, I did not bring beets into my life for a long time.

It was only recently since I started juicing, this ingredient has slowly found it’s way into the grocery list, and also in my mini vegetable garden.

Beets are a great source of folate and hence, a must for pregnant women. They are also known for lowering blood pressure and good for heart health. Because of it’s detoxification and blood purifying properties, I try to add this into my diet regularly.

One of the most easiest ways to include beets in your lifestyle is in your morning juice/smoothie. Sauteed beets, is a dish I make once in a while, when I get too bored of juicing or during winters when I am in the mood for something warm.

Also, I do not discard the beet greens. Just chop them finely and saute them just like the sauteed beets for a healthy side. Sometimes, I even add eggs into it and serve it with roti or bread for an easy dinner.

Sauteed beets, is a simple dish that comes together very quickly. The only difficult part is the grating process which I always hand it to my husband if he is around. Grating root vegetables like carrots and beets is the job I dread the most, but the veggies look much more appetizing this way.

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Sauteed Beets Recipe
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Serves: 3
  • ½ tablespoon oil
  • ½ teaspoon mustard seeds
  • ½ teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chana dal (or chopped cashew nuts)
  • ½ cup chopped onions (optional)
  • 1 green chili, finely chopped
  • 2 medium beetroots, washed, peeled and grated
  • ¼ teaspoon turmeric powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt or as needed
  • 2 tablespoon shredded or desiccated coconut
  1. Heat oil in a nonstick pan on medium heat. Add mustard seeds, cumin seeds, chana dal or cashews and saute until the chana dal or cashews have turned golden.
  2. Next, add the onions and green chilies. Saute for 2-3 minutes until the onions are translucent.
  3. Add grated beets, mix well and saute on medium-high until the beets are cooked through.
  4. Add turmeric powder, salt and coconut. Saute for a minute more and serve as a side with roti or rice.


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