Rasam/Soup Using Beet Cooked Water

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Beet Root Rasam

Usually I add little sugar to the cooked beet water and give it to my son as juice. This time my mother gave the idea of preparing Rasam (Chaaru) using it. Back in India, my grandmother and mother used to prepare Goddu Chaaru, which does not require toor daal, rasam powder. It’s prepared when you want rasam immediately, or when you are not cooking daal that day. As simple as it may look, it’s very tasty though. I had some toor daal water so I used it in the rasam, but it’s not at all necessary for this rasam.

Beet Rasam Recipe

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15 Mins15 Mins3 Servings
Rasam/Soup Using Beet Cooked Water A simple recipe to prepare Rasam using the Beet cooked water.

Beet Rasam Or Soup Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Beets Cooked Water
  • 2 Teaspoons Tamarind OR Sour Tomatoes (I Used 2 Tablespoons Of Crushed Tomatoes)
  • As Needed Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric Powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Ghee
  • 1 Or As Per Your Taste Red Chillies
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  1. In a vessel combine the beet water, tomatoes, salt and turmeric powder and let it boil.
  2. Meanwhile do the tempering. In a small frying pan add ghee, once it heats, add mustard and cumin, once it crackles, add the chillies and garlic cloves and sauteed it until the raw smell is gone.
  3. While the mixture is boiling, add the daal water (if you have) and the tempering and let it boil once again for 3 minutes. Garnish it with cilantro and beet rasam is ready. The color was unbelievable, so was the taste too. This can either be had as soup by itself or mixed with hot rice.
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  3. PG

    this is such a wonderful recipe! Have to try it. Now i know what I’ll do with beet roots I have been wanting to make.

  4. Swati: Sugarcraft India

    Hi Madhu

    Love the rich color and its quick, simple and heathy.. Great recipe..

  5. rachel

    that is so informative ! Neat..

    About ur query on nutella being available in chennai..it made its presence a decade ago 🙂

  6. Anamika: The Sugarcrafter

    Hi madhu
    a very innovative and good for health recipe..well done !
    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Priya

    My Mom makes “Goddu Rasam” too. I add ground beets to rasam too, as my kid asks for rasam in all possible colors 😀

  8. krystyna

    When you open this site … write “Borscht” in …search column.

  9. krystyna

    Thank you for sharing. I like everything with beet.
    I found /from your sponsor link/ recipe with beet, I do this sometimes, specially in hot days. It is Borscht –
    A recipe for tradition cold beet soup. Maybe you will like it. Look here/look left column for Borscht:


    Have a beautiful weekend!

  10. kalva

    Wow my MIL makes the same way lovely

  11. shriya

    Thats an awesome idea and healthy choice too. 🙂

  12. Mansi

    neat idea Madhu! look at that deep red color!:)

  13. vanamala

    Looks healthy … nice one

  14. DivyA Vikram

    healthy rasam madhu..

  15. Madhuram

    Anjali, check the post below to use beets and beet greens to prepare a south indian curry.

  16. Anjali Damerla

    Awesome idea. And with all the nutritional values hidden in beets, this is a great way to use them in our daily meals.
    BTW, what did you do with the beets?? I can see that you used the water in a very creative way. Are you coming up with another creative use for beets??

    BTW, I use pressure cooked beets in my tomato soup. The color that they impart is amazing.

  17. dee

    Madhu , My mom also does the same ….when she boils veggies , the remaining water goes into rasam , sambhar or pulusu.. however , my rasam /sambhar hater at home doesnt even want to consider giving it a try

  18. sangeeth

    hey i have never tried this rasam….sounds delicious…..have some beets…was planning to cook something else…now its gonna b beets rasam for sure 🙂

  19. notyet100

    this looks so different,,,yummy too,..new one for me,,

  20. JZ @ Tasty treats

    hmmm, looks delicious!! and what a great idea to minimze wastage, not to mention a healthy one too!!!