Cook's Hideout: Indian Style Beet Salad

June 17, 2016

Indian Style Beet Salad

Blogging Marathon# 65: Week 3/ Day 1
Theme: 1 Vegetable -- 3 Dishes
Dish: Indian Style Beet Salad
We are starting a new week of blogging marathon today and my theme for this week is to pick 1 vegetables and make 3 dishes. My favorite eggplant and the family favorite potato were fighting to get into the spotlight this week, but I wanted to give the less favored Beets a chance, so this way I can add new recipes to my repertoire.
Beet Salad with Peanuts and Cashews
I am not a big fan of beets but at the same time I don't completely dislike it. The whole family is against it -- the color doesn't attract them at all, I think it actually make them go the other way. Anyway my husband liked this beet salad that I made during the detox diet (I guess he was forced to like it after eating the same dishes 3 days straight), so that is one of the main reasons for picking Beets for the week.
Beet Salad with Peanuts and Cashews
First up is an easy and nutritious Indian style Beet salad. Recipe is from a Telugu cooking show. Salad is made with Indian flavors with some crunch from peanuts, roasted gram dal and cashews. Even with such simple ingredients, the salad tasted amazing.

Indian style Beet Salad
  • 1 Small Beet, peeled and grated
  • 1~2 Green Chilies, finely chopped
  • 1 Small Onion, finely chopped
  • 2tbsp Cilantro, finely chopped
  • 3tbsp Fresh coconut, grated
  • 2tbsp Peanuts
  • 1tbsp Cashews
  • 1tbsp Roasted gram dal (Putnalu or dalia)
  • 6~8 Curry leaves
  • 1~2tsp Lemon juice
  • 1tbsp Sesame seeds, toasted
  • To taste Salt
  1. Heat 2tsp oil in a pan, add peanuts and cook till they turn lightly brown. Next add cashews, roasted gram, curry leaves and saute till they turn color.
  2. Next add the grated beets and cook for 2~3 minutes. Season with salt.
  3. Remove the beet mixture into a bowl. Add chopped green chilies, onions, cilantro, grated coconut and lemon juice. Mix well. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and serve warm or at room temperature.
Beet Salad with Peanuts and Cashews

Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 65.


  1. The salad looks very inviting..looks very pretty too.

  2. such an inviting salad... i like the indian version esp with the cashewnuts :)

  3. I hear you when you say beet is a less favored vegetable in the kitchen. I had the same issue so chose beetroot too. Your salad looks perfect with all the coconut, peanuts etc!

  4. Looks amazing Pavani, I love how well those sesame and nuts look!..

  5. I love it Pavani. Its delicious Link it to Kid's delight

  6. Thats an incredible and very tempting salad, i want that bowl rite now.


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