Beetroot and Dill Salad

Beetroot and Dill Salad

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beetroot and dill salad recipe is an Indian style beetroot and dill salad. This is a tasty and quick beetroot and dill salad to make with simple ingredients like beetroot, dill, olive oil, and mustard dressing.

In healthy chukandar and dill salad, Sweet beetroot and perky dill are a wonderful combination, both by virtue of their contrasting colours and their complementary flavours. With a simple yet tasteful dressing of mustard and olive oil, this combo transforms into an aesthetic beetroot and dill salad.

To make beetroot and dill salad combine the beetroot, dill and mustard dressing in a bowl and toss gently. Refrigerate for 1 hour and serve chilled.

Tips to make the beetroot and dill salad. 1. Peel off the boiled beetroots while they are still warm and discard the skin. You may end up with pink hands and pink stains so, make sure you use an apron and possibly gloves to prevent that. 2. Test the doneness of beetroots by piercing them with knife or fork, they should be tender and not raw. 3. For an added crunch, you can add some toasted walnuts or pine nuts to the beetroot and dill salad. Other ingredients like crumbled feta cheese for a salty flavor and cucumber for freshness and crunch can also be added if you like.

See why this is a healthy chukandar and dill salad ? The Nitrates present in beet aid in detoxification and helps lower bad cholesterol (LDL) levels. The high Nitrate content of Beetroots which get converted to Nitric Oxide result in the expansion the blood vessels and thereby lowering the high blood pressure and ensuring proper oxygen flow to all parts of the body. Replace vinegar with lemon juice in the recipe.

Learn to make beetroot and dill salad recipe | Indian style beetroot dill salad | healthy chukandar and dill salad with step by step photos given below.

Beetroot and Dill Salad recipe - How to make Beetroot and Dill Salad

Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:    Total Time:     Makes 3 servings
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Ingredients


To Be Mixed Into A Dressing
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp vinegar
a pinch of mustard (rai / sarson) powder
salt and to taste

Other Ingredients For Beetroot and Dill Salad
2 cups boiled and peeled beetroot cubes
2 tbsp finely chopped dill leaves

Method
For beetroot and dill salad

    For beetroot and dill salad
  1. To make beetroot and dill salad, combine the beetroot, dill and dressing in a bowl and toss gently.
  2. Refrigerate the beetroot and dill salad for 1 hour and serve chilled.
Nutrient values (Abbrv) per serving
Energy92 cal
Protein0.1 g
Carbohydrates0.4 g
Fiber0 g
Fat10 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium0 mg
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Dressing of beetroot and dill salad

  1. To prepare a vinaigrette for beetroot and dill salad recipe | Indian style beetroot dill salad | healthy chukandar and dill salad | in a small bowl or glass jar take olive oil.
  2. Add vinegar. It can be swapped with fresh lemon juice. The acidity basically provides a tangy flavour to the beet and dill salad.
  3. Add mustard powder. If you have mustard paste then use that for easy mixing.
  4. Add sugar. Sugar can be replaced with honey.
  5. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper. Adding salt enhances other flavours so season the dressing well. You can additionally toss in chilli flakes, paprika powder, chilli powder or finely chopped green chillies for heat.
  6. Mix well and keep aside.

How to make beetroot and dill salad

  1. To prepare beetroot and dill salad recipe | Indian style beetroot dill salad | healthy chukandar and dill salad | firstly scrub and wash the beetroots. In India, red beets are highly popular and easily available but, fancy supermarkets do have other variants and you can use any type of beetroots like a candy cane, yellow beet or Crimson Globe, Crosby Egyptian and Early Wonder variety.
  2. Transfer them in a pressure cooker.
  3. Add enough water.
  4. Pressure cook for 4 whistles. Allow the steam to release naturally and open the lid carefully.
  5. Remove the beetroot and cool them slightly.
  6. Peel off the boiled beetroots while they are still warm and discard the skin. You may end up with pink hands and pink stains so, make sure you use an apron and possibly gloves to prevent that. If you have a marble kitchen counter then be very careful while doing this procedure.
  7. Place the beetroots on a chopping board and cut them into cubes. You can even cut them in slices or wedges if you like. Another way to cook beetroot is by roasting them. Compared to boiling it’s a slow process but, the end product is very delicious. For roasting the beetroots, place beets in foil-lined baking pan and top with prepared dressing. Bake for 25-30 minutes at 200°C or until tender.
  8. Measure 2 cups and transfer them to a bowl.  You can even use the beetroot raw, if you enjoy the crunchy bite, in that case grating them is a great option.
  9. Add dill. For an added crunch, you can add some toasted walnuts or pinenuts to the beetroot and dill salad. Other ingredients like crumbled feta cheese for a salty flavor and cucumber for freshness and crunch can also be added if you like.
  10. Add the prepared dressing.
  11. Toss gently and our classic beetroot and dill salad is ready.
  12. Refrigerate the beetroot and dill salad for 1 hour.
  13. Serve the beetroot and dill salad recipe | Indian style beetroot dill salad | healthy chukandar and dill salad | chilled.
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Frequently asked questions

  1. Q. I am allergic to dill. What can i replace dill with? You can replace dill with mint leaves. 
  2. Q. Can i add nuts to beetroot or dill salad? Yes you can add any nuts of choice, walnuts or pine nuts go best with beetroot and dill salad. 
  3. Q. Can i skip adding mustard? Yes, you can skip if you dont like mustard. However, mustard shall give the beetroot and dill salad a nice zing. We advise you to try the salad with mustard. 

Reviews

Beetroot and Dill Salad ( Know Your Green Leafy Vegetables )
 on 26 Mar 14 11:54 AM
5

A very quick and easy salad. The mustard and vinegar give it a very nice taste. A must try at home..