This colourful post is a celebration of my 2 & 1/2 months of Smart-Snacks journey, receiving 3 awards & a compliment to all my 41- sorry 42 wonderful fellow friends & each one of you who has visited my space ( one more friend has joined me while I'm writing this post)
This recipe is inspired from Anushruti of" Divine Taste." Being a beet lover when I came across this recipe I knew I had to do it . I have also tried using beetroot in one of my earlier cake recipes & the cake turned out very moist & delicious. ( See Chocolate Beetroot Cake ) . While boiling the beets on one stove I was also making paneer on the adjacent gas stove . So the bright idea struck me.....why not make masala paneer that could be had as a salad and here I go throwing the boiling beet into the curdling milk with a tsp of salt , 1 tsp of cumin powder & 1/2 tsp black pepper powder. The result is amazing. The most delicious paneer I've ever had. Ofcourse I had to dice & boil another beet for the Yogurt.
So here goes the Raita recipe :
2 cups of yogurt
1 beet / finely chopped & boiled in 1/2 cup of water
1 tsp salt
1 tablespoon coconut powder ( u can use fresh coconut also)
1-2 finely chopped green chilli
For Frying :
1/2 tsp oil
2 red whole chilli
1 tsp of mustard seeds
7-8 curry leaves
a Pinch of asafoetida
Whisk the yogurt to a smooth paste, add boiled beets , salt, coconut powder & green chili - mix well.
Heat 1/2 tsp oil in a small wok, add mustard seeds & let them splutter, add red chili, curry leaves & asafoetida & add it to the yogurt mix. Refrigerate for 2-3 hrs before serving.,resting the yogurt will also bring a very nice colour to the yogurt.
For the Masala paneer :( Beetroot Cheese)
1 & 1/2 L of milk ( I used whole milk)
1 tablespoon white vinegar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
Cheese cloth for draining the paneer
Eat Healthy & Stay Healthy........
Jay From "Tasty Appetite" has shared these 4 awards with me. I am totally floored by the graciousness & warmth of my Fellow friends in every respect. Thankyou Jay & Thankyou all for all your beautiful comments & compliments .