Looking to add more color and nutrition to your everyday meals? Beetroot is not only a colorful addition to your dishes but also packed with healthy nutrients such as vitamins and minerals.

From delicious salads to savory curries and sweet desserts, we’ve compiled a list of 10 Indian beetroot recipes that are both healthy and delicious. Whether you are a beet lover or not, you will enjoy these vibrant beet dishes from India.

Beet Rice

Beet Pulao Rice Instant Pot Pressure Cooker
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Beetroot Rice, or Beet Rice Pulao, is a great way to sneak some beets into your diet. The rice dish is easy to make in less than 30 minutes. Easy, vegan & gluten-free meal perfect for busy days.

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Beet Raita

Indian raita with beets and cumin mustard tempering
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Beetroot raita is a healthy Indian vegetarian side dish that goes well with roti or rice. It is made with chilled yogurt, shredded beets, and seasoning. If you like, add a tempering made with aromatic spices on the raita.

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Beet Tikki

beetroot tikkis arranged on a plate with bowl of chutney on the side
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Healthy pan-fried Beetroot Tikki made with beets, rolled oats, and spices. The addition of panko bread crumbs adds a wonderful crunch. These vegan tikki’s are best enjoyed as a snack or served as an appetizer.

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Beet Poori

Beetroot poori served on a plate.
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This crimson-colored Beetroot Poori is a delicious and healthy variation of the classic poori, the Indian fried puffed bread. Kids love this poori for the wonderful colors.

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Beetroot Halwa

Healthy beet halwa recipe (chukandar ka halwa)
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Here is a healthy and nutritious beetroot halwa recipe. Although this halwa is not as popular as carrot halwa, it is a wonderful halwa that you will love. Everyone loves the vibrant color and sweet taste of this halwa.

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Beetroot Chutney

overhead shot of beetroot chutney in white bowl on a light grey blue board.
Photo Credit: Dassana’s Veg Recipes

This Beetroot Pachadi or Beetroot Chutney is a tasty and healthy chutney variant from South Indian cuisine. It is made with beetroots, coconut, lentils, herbs, and spices. Beets add a beautiful vibrant color to the chutney.

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Carrot Beet Kanji (Indian beverage) in two glasses
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Kanji is a tangy and refreshing fermented drink popular in the Indian states of Punjab, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh. This is specially made during the festival of Holi and in the winter months.

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Beetroot Poriyal

yummy beet poriyal in a bowl
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Beetroot poriyal, also called beetroot thoran, is a vibrant and flavorful South Indian dish made with beetroot, freshly grated coconut, and a delightful mix of spices. Serve as a side dish with rice and dal.

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Beetroot Rasam

A copper glass is filled with beetroot rasam and placed on the silver plate with stir fry.
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If you are looking for a variation of tomato rasam, give this Beetroot rasam a try. It is easy to make, and digest, and just so comforting!

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Roasted Spiced Beets

Air fryer roasted beets in a plate

Sweet and tender-crisp Roasted Beets made in the air fryer are a delicious side dish that gets ready in a few minutes. Perfectly roasted, these beets can be added to any salad or enjoyed as is with your meal.

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I strongly believe that each one of us has a chef inside us, we just need to explore the ingredients and create great food. My passion is to share easy, healthy, and wholesome recipes made using Instant Pot & Air Fryer, that are well tested, so you can cook with confidence.

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