Go Back

Beetroot Salad with Curd Dressing (Beetroot Raita) Recipe

Print Recipe
Beetrot Raita is a delicious side dish for Indian food. Raita made of beetroot and curd, which are superfoods with high nutritional quotient.
Servings 4
Author Mukta Tikekar


  • 3 medium-sized beetroots
  • 1 cup curd
  • 1 finely chopped chili optional for younger kids
  • 1/5 th tsp lightly roasted cumin seeds' jeera powder
  • Salt to taste


  • Soak the beetroots in water for 5-10 minutes and then wash them thoroughly.
  • Pressure-cook the beetroots till they become tender. (I cook on low heat for 4 whistles.)
  • Peel the beetroots and chop them finely.
  • Take curd in the serving bowl, add jeera powder and salt, and mix well.
  • Add beetroot and chopped chili, and mix well.
  • Add chopped coriander.


If you are making this raita for younger kids, use a light-colored, non-spicy chili. Don't chop the chili finely. Instead, deseed the chili and then cut it in 2 large pieces. Remove the pieces from raita after mixing the raita with chili pieces in it.
Use fresh, sweet curd. Curd that has gone sour won't taste nice in this raita.
Taste the beetroot, if it isn't sweet you can add a pinch of sugar in the raita.