Beetroot are pickled just like carrots are. Like carrots, beetroot is cut into strips or chips and soaked in lemon juice till they mature. Green chiles can also be added for spice. Pickled beetroot are generally eaten with rice mixed with some sort of dal / dhal or just with yogurt rice.
Makes: around 1 1/2 Cups of Pickled Beetroot
Beetroot 1 Large
Green Chiles 2 – 4
Salt to taste
Method of preparation:
Peel, remove ends, wash and pat dry the beetroot.
Halve and chop the beetroot into 2 inch long strips.
Remove stems, wash and pat dry the green chiles.
Slit the green chiles and keep aside.
Halve the lemons.
Squeeze all the juice out of the lemons into a glass or ceramic jar.
Add enough salt to the lemon juice and stir to dissolve.
Now stir in chopped beetroot and green chiles.
Cover and let the beetroot sit for a day or two to mature.
Serve pickled beetroot as an accompaniment to dal rice, yogurt rice etc..
Notes: Make sure to choose tender green chiles for milder spice level.
Suggestions: Make sure the jar is clean and dry for pickle to last longer.
Variations: Here are the pickled variations with carrots, baby ginger and green chiles. Chop the beetroot into thick circles if you wish.
Other Names: Beetroot in Lemon Juice, Pickled Beetroot.