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Hi all

Bank holiday weekend on allotment down south. Guess what its raining. Things still need picking! Lots of beetroot any ideas other then boiling them please. I don't like them pickled. Ive been reading courgette recipes. Some gr8 ones which i will try. Thanks again


  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,214

    Beetroot wiith an Indian taste?

    4 beetroot, raw, peeled and sliced as thick as a one pound coin.

    2 onions, chopped

    2 tablespoons oil

    2 teaspoons whole cumin seed

    a pinch of fenugreek seed

    half a teaspoon mustard seed

    3 green chilis (sorry, Stacey, don't know what kind is best. I just use small ones)

    1 cup of coconut milk from a can 

    Cut each beetroot slice into strips 1 cm wide. Heat the oil and gently fry the onions for about 3 mins. Add the spices and some salt. When everything smells aromatic, add the beetroot. Cook for 5 mins on a medium heat. Add the coconut milk , cover the pan and simmer for 10 mins. Uncover the pan and cook gently for another 15 to 20 mins.


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 70,348

    Wash them wrap them in foil and bake them - peel when hot and serve with EVOO and a squirt of lemon juice, or balsamic.  Or they're delicious with a parsley sauce image

    and of course there's loads of recipes for borscht

    or try the one with beef in it like my Tatar daughter-in-law


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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    I had a slice of beetroot cake from a friend. It was OK but I didn't ask for the recipe

  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 6,226

    Hi CMM. If it's supermarket pickled beetroot you don't like I'm with you all the way (done in malt vingar so very harsh).

    I do, however, like sweet pickled beetroot which has a little finely sliced shallot,celery seed and sugar added to the usual pickling spices and is done in a nicer vinegar (I use red wine vinegar but a cheap balsamic might work - I do shallots in that). It's a world apart from the supermarket stuff & it's ready to eat in a few days.

    I also like raw grated beetroot (remove the skin!) mixed with grated carrot, a little bit of mild onion, chopped parsley and french dressing. 

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  • Try it boiled in salads. Would beetroot mash, like carrot/swede do?

  • ROZZROZZ Posts: 11

    Sorry for late reply. And thank you all for taking the trouble to reply. I will be trying most of these. Just had a couple tonight with a dash of balsamic on. Even that made a difference.  Thanks again.

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