Indian Beet and Yogurt Salad

Indian Beet and Yogurt Salad

Shivangi Rao
By Shivangi Rao
Course Side Dish, Vegetarian Dishes
Servings 4


  • 4 beets roasted peeled, and cut into thin long pieces or grated
  • 4 cups full-fat plain yogurt if you’re doing whole 30 or are vegan or dairy-free, use coconut yogurt or almond milk yogurt
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 serrano pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • A handful of cilantro for garnish optional


  • Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Wash and dry beets thoroughly. Place on a lined baking sheet and cover with foil.
  • Bake for 45-60 minutes or until fork-tender. You may have to check to start at 45 minutes depending on the size of your beets. Prick each beet with a fork and it should very easily go in.
  • Remove roasted beets from oven and let cool. Once cooled, use a peeler to peel the skin from beets.
  • Grate beets using a grater or cut beets into thin pieces, 1 inch in length. Place grated beets in a bowl.
  • Add the full-fat plain yogurt to the bowl and mix with beets. Yogurt will start turning pink!
  • Meanwhile, slice a serrano chili in half.
  • In a small pan on medium heat, add coconut oil or ghee. Once melted and oil is hot, add cumin seeds and serrano chili halves. Let cumin seeds turn golden brown.
  • Pour hot oil with cumin seeds and chilies over the bowl of beets & yogurt.
  • Mix everything well. Add salt to taste and mix well. Add more salt if necessary.
  • Garnish with cilantro. Serve room temperature or chilled and enjoy!
  • (Note: the longer the salad sits, the more purple in color it will turn!)
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