Beetroot khichdi (BEET it Up)

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Beetroot khichdi (BEET it Up)


Beetroot khichdi (BEET it Up)

Luke Coutinho (Designed by Priyanka Vithlani, Meal planning analyst)
Nothing "BEETS" a happy healthy heart to celebrate love! Beets even bleed "red" - the hue containing powerful antioxidants.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2
Calories 99 kcal


  • Pressure cooker
  • Mortar and pestle /mixer to crush the garlic



  • Start by rinsing the soaked rice and moong dal with enough water.
  • Heat ghee in a pressure cooker. Once hot, add hing and then cumin seeds.
  • Once it starts sizzling, add beetroot and crushed or minced garlic.
  • Sauté for a minute or two.
  • Drain the water from soaked rice and dal. And add to the cooker. Sauté for a minute and add 1/4 tsp salt (if using). Stir and add 2 cups of water.
  • Close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook it for 4-5 whistles on medium flame.
  • Once the pressure subsides, open the lid and serve the khichdi with some more ghee.


  • Beets contain a high concentration of nitrates, which have a blood pressure-lowering effect. It also promotes better blood flow to the brain thereby improving cognitive function and possibly reduce the risk of dementia.
  • Beets are a good source of fibre, which is beneficial for digestive health.
  • Beetroot is a delicious and versatile vegetable that is easy to add to your diet. Choose beets that are heavy for their size with green tops still attached.
  • Make a salad, hummus, juice or even a dip too and reap the wonderful benefits.


Calories: 99kcalCarbohydrates: 5.5gProtein: 3.45gFat: 7.02g
Keyword traditional
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