Not every one loves beets, and I don’t know that I could just chow down on an entire cooked beet by itself, but if you like beets, there aren’t always that many recipes for them floating around. This is a classic cold dish that we make in India, and it’s been a while since we made it so I thought I’d try it, especially since having a Instant Pot makes it so easy to cook the beets.
I cooked them the night before and decided to just leave them in the fridge but they were so easy to peel once they were cooked, even when they were cold.
- 2 medium beets , tops cut off and halved
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 c chopped fresh cilantro
- 1/4 c chopped spanish or roasted peanuts
- 1-2 teaspoons salt
- 1/4 c to 1/2 c greek yogurt
- 1-2 tablespoon of peanut oil or other high-smoke point oil
- 1/4 teaspoons mustard seeds
- 1/4 teaspoons cumin seeds
- 1/2 teaspoons turmeric
- Salt to taste
Place 1 cup of water into your electric pressure. Cut the beets in half, and place on a steamer basket or on a trivet.
Cook them for 12 minutes, using NPR (Natural Pressure Release).
Allow the cooked beets to cool before trying to peel, but once they're cool the peel will just slide off.
Dice them into even pieces, and combined all the other ingredients except the items for tempering.
Heat up the oil and when it starts to shimmer, put in the cumin and mustard. If you don't have mustard seeds, that's fine just double up on the cumin seeds.
Once they the seeds start to sputter, turn off the heat and put in the turmeric, allowing it to cook and flavor the oil.
Carefully pour this over your chopped ingredients, and mix it together.
Chill and serve.