Friday, 9 May 2014

Beetroot Masala Chaas / Lassi

Nutrivtive  Content

In one cup of raw beetroot and buttermilk the nutrients along with the daily percentage value are as follows:

Folate - 37%
Manganese - 22.5%
Fiber - 15.2%
Potassium - 12.6%
Vitamin C - 11.1%
Tryptophan - 9.3%
Magnesium - 7.8%
Iron - 6%
Phosphorus - 5.4%
Copper - 5%
Calcium - 35%
Vitamin A- 3%
Protein – 10g

Health Benefits

Consuming the beetroot will help protect against certain cancers such as colon cancer, birth defects and heart disease heart disease. They are rich in antioxidants. Have anti-inflammatory benefits. People with toxins in their body should eat beats as they will work as a detoxification. Fiber found is beets is excellent for the digestive tract. Buttermilk contains probiotics microbes which improve immunity and guts. This is also very cooling and soothing during summer. 

Beetroot Masala Chaas / Lassi

Ingredient:
1 beetroot cooked
5-6 cloves garlic
1-2 green chillies as per taste
Salt to taste
400 ml buttermilk / as per required
pinch of black salt
1 tsp roasted jeera pd
1 tsp sugar (optional)
Coriander for garnishing

Method: 
Grind cooked beetroot, garlic, chillies and salt into fine smooth paste.  Add this paste into buttermilk and mix well. Sprinkle black salt and jeera powder. Garnish it with finely chopped coriander. Serve chilled. 

Optional Suggestion: You may add sugar if needed (optional). I have not added as I don’t like it sweet, but if you like chaas a bit sweet you may add sugar.