Steamed beetroot with dill (Zero oil)

Beet Dill Gravy


Here in this recipe I have tried to combine two unusual ingredients, beet and dill. The beet are just steamed and cooked in gravy along with the russian cousin dill weed was perfect, mellowing out that herb’s customary pungency and beets earthy flavour.

Preparation time-20 minutes
Cooking time-20 minutes


  • Beetroot-4-5medium (peeled and chopped)
  • Finely Chopped dil leaves-1/2cup
  • Cumin powder-1tsp
  • Garam masala-1tsp
  • Any milk of choice-1/2cup (I used semi-skimmed)
  • Salt- to taste

For grinding:

  • Chopped onion-1medium
  • Green chillies-2-3 (or as spice preferred)
  • Ginger-1/2inch (chopped)
  • Garlic-3cloves (chopped)
  • Chopped tomato-1medium
  • Almonds and pista-10 (almon-5 and pista-5)


  • Combine onion, tomato, ginger, garlic, chillies, almond, pista in a food processor/blender and whizz to paste.
  • Boil water in a large pot and place chopped beetroot in a colander/steamer mesh and steam until tender.
  • In a large saucepan add in the ground paste and cook on a medium-low flame for 3-4minutes.
  • Now add in chopped dill leaves, steamed beet, salt,cumin powder, garam masala and saute for 3-4minutes.
  • Then add in milk and simmer for 5 more minutes/reaches the desired consistency.

Serve this as a side dish to three seed rice (Recipe link)

Soup and Gravy


  • Alternatively beet can be cooked in gravy/in microwave instead of steaming
  • I chopped my beet big chunks but so took more time to steam cook so suggest to chop smaller chunks

About Chitra Jagadish

My passion for Cooking & love to explore healthy recipes. This blog is a result from it and am here to share 'Recipes for Healthy living'...Its all about 'FOOD and HEALTH'

Posted on October 13, 2014, in Indian, Side dish and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. Yum!! I actually love the combination of beets with dill. There is a Polish restaurant near where my parents live that serves beet borscht with fresh dill and dumplings, and it is divine. I like the idea of this dish!!


  2. That’s awesome ❤

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  4. Wow.. love dill with any dish

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  5. nice recipe Chitra……will definitely try…. 🙂

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  6. Reblogged this on Chef Ceaser.


  7. I love the flavour of dill.. Though it has to be used sparingly coz it’s really intense. Beets and dill sounds unusual and very interesting! Surely gonna give it a shot.

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  8. Love the vibrant color and the zero oil 🙂

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