Friday, September 7, 2012

Beetroot Semiya Bagalabath

          Bagalabath is a preparation with curd and rice or semiya, a light yet filling dish, usually served in restaurants as a late afternoon snack. The other day, I wanted to have something light for lunch, something cool too, so this was the ideal choice. I added some grated beetroot to the regular bagalabath, it tasted really good, my daughter who doesn't like beets loved this dish..

 Need To Have
  • Vermicelli Or Semiya - 1 cup
  • Grated Beetroot - 1 cup packed
  • Curd Or Yogurt - 1 + 1/2 cup
  • Grated Ginger - 1 teaspoon
  • Green Chilly - 1 chopped
  • Urad Or Black Gram Dal - 1 teaspoon
  • Mustard Seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
  • Asafoetida - 1/4 teaspoon
  • Broken Cashews - 1 tablespoon
  • Curry Leaves - 10 

          Cook vermicelli with enough water ( just like pasta ) till done, drain, add cold water and keep. Heat some oil, add the mustard seeds, cashews and urad dal, once it starts spluttering and the cashews turn golden, add the asafoetida, ginger, green chillies and curry leaves followed by the grated beets.

         Saute, add salt, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Then add the cooked, drained semiya and mix. Cool it slightly, add the curds, mix and serve slightly chilled with any pickle.

 Do not overcook the vermicelli and make it mushy, drain the cold water just before adding.
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  1. Looks very colorful. craving for that bowl

  2. Healthy.light and quick snack..loved the bright colour ..

  3. nice color.. and very light snack..

  4. So colourful! I love dahi semiya since it is so easy to eat. I think this one would be too.

  5. Delicious and healthy dish Hema love it.

  6. very nice recipe...Healthy too...

  7. Totally different. Healthy with beet and yogurt

  8. wow yummy recipe,luks delicious...

  9. Colorful and healthy dish!! Looks inviting!

  10. Looks absolutely colourful and delicious! Never tried this with beet before.
    Worth a try.

  11. Nice idea of combining with beetroots....looks very delicious

  12. Delicious and comforting dish.. Looks very colorful
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  13. Such gorgeous looking beetroot raita. Mom makes a similar version except she doesnt add ginger, but will try your version...looks so delicious

  14. I'm already drooling..looks delicious.

  15. Wow! Never come across such a combo...very creative and looks great!

  16. I loved that shade of pink on the semiya...this is so maddening n creative...need to try up. :)

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  17. Eye pleasing bagalabath, feel like finishing that yummy dish.

  18. LOVE the color! You should enter this in my Power of Pink Challenge for a chance to win a $100 donation to the charity of your choice: