Beetroot Saasmi Recipe – Udupi Style / Beetroot Pachadi Recipe

476Beetroot Pachadi popularly known as Beetroot Saasmi in Udupi – Mangalore Regions. The gorgeous bright red beetroots are grated and then cooked for few minutes and later mixed with coconut – mustard seeds paste to get the bright pink color to beetroot saasmi. The flavor of saasmi is mild and has a light sweet taste and tamarind, chilli gives the tangy and spicy note to it. Beetroot Saasmi / pachadi is best served with hot steamed rice. It can also be served with idli, dosa or chapathi.


  • 1 medium sized beetroot
  • 1-2 green chilli / hari mirchi
  • ½ tsp turmeric powder / haldi
  • ½ cup grated / desiccate coconut
  • 2 tsp mustard seeds
  • Small ball sized tamarind
  • Salt to taste
  • 1-2 tsp coconut oil / cooking oil
  • ½ split black gram lentil / urad dal
  • a pinch of asafoetida/hing
  • Few curry leaves
Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Serves
5 min 10 min 15 min 3-4

478Lets start the recipe step by step:

  1. Wash, peel and grate beetroot using grater.
  2. Cook the grated beetroot till soft adding around ½ cup of water. It takes just few minutes to cook.
  3. Meanwhile, grind coconut, 1 tsp mustard seeds, green chilly and tamarind to a fine paste.
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  4. Mix the ground coconut paste, turmeric powder and salt with cooked beetroot. Cook for 5-6 minutes.
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  5. Heat a seasoning pan adding oil, mustard seeds, split black gram lentil, curry leaves and hing. When mustard seeds start to sizzle and pop, transfer it to beetroot saasmi.
  6. Serve beetroot saasmi or pachadi with hot steamed rice.

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4 thoughts on “Beetroot Saasmi Recipe – Udupi Style / Beetroot Pachadi Recipe

  1. cooking made easy and interesting, We have been following with daily postings by you in our facebook group Namma Kundapura and cooking dishes as explained, we enjoyed beetroot saasmi today, it came out yummmmy 🙂


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