• Beetroot – 1 No
  • Sugar – 4 to 5 teaspoons
  • Cashewnuts – few
  • Raisins – few
  • Cardamom Powder – ½ teaspoon
  • Corn flour – 1 teaspoon
  • Ghee – 1 tablespoon

This “Sweet Pachadi” is served in the South Indian Weddings. It is normally prepared with Tomato or Beetroot or with Mixed fruits. Here is the recipe for “Sweet Pachadi” with beetroot:

Method:

Wash the beetroot and peel the skin. Grate it.

Put the ghee in a kadai and fry the cashew nuts and raisins. Remove and keept it aside. Same Kadai put the beetroot gratings and fry for five to six minutes. Cool it and grind it to a fine paste.

In a thick bottomed vessel put one cup water and add sugar. When the sugar starts boiling, add the beetroot paste and stir well. Allow to boil for few seconds. Mix corn flour in little water and add it to the beetroot and stir it once again. When it starts boiling again, add fried cashew, raisin and cardamom powder. Mix well and remove.