Beetroot Bata | How to make Beetroot Bata

By Ipsita Pal  |  8th Apr 2016  |  
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  • Beetroot Bata, How to make Beetroot Bata
Beetroot Bataby Ipsita Pal
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    1 /2Hours
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About Beetroot Bata Recipe

This dish was taught to me by my sister-in-law. A simple yet flavorsome dish! Rural Bengal specializes in varieties of veggies that are made into paste, either raw or gently sauteed with a variety of spices taking a humble dish up 20 notches! Often, these pastes or "bata" as we Bengalies call them are made of leaves, skin and roots and of course the mail vegetable itself. Some of these dishes call for the addition of fish scraps too. Usually, these bata's are eaten at the beginning of a meal, especially at lunch. Here is one such dish made with the flesh of beetroots. I promise you, one large spoon of this and you can polish off your lunch plate in no time!

Beetroot Bata is delicious and authentic dish. Beetroot Bata by Ipsita Pal is a great option when you want something interesting to eat at home. Restaurant style Beetroot Bata is liked by most people . The preparation time of this recipe is 66180 minutes and it takes 15151 minutes to cook it properly. Beetroot Bata is an amazing dish which is liked by the people of every region. By the help of this recipe you can definitely know how to make a perfect Beetroot Bata. Beetroot Bata is an amazing dish which is perfectly appropriate for any occasion. Beetroot Bata is delicious as well as healthy dish because it contains large amount of healthy nutrients. Surprise your family and friends by preparing this restaurant style Beetroot Bata at your home.

Beetroot Bata

Ingredients to make Beetroot Bata

  • 2 small beetroots, diced small
  • 1/5th the quantity of garlic pods (so if you use 100 gms of beetroot, use 20 gms of garlic)
  • 5 tsps of black jeera for the paste and 1 teaspoon of the same for the sauteing
  • 3-4 green chillies (as per your taste actually, I like mine a bit hot to match the sweetness of the beetroot)
  • 1 tsp sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp fragrant ghee
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt to taste

How to make Beetroot Bata

  1. Make a paste of the beetroot, garlic, green chillies, and 5 tsp of black jeera. The best way to do it is on the sheel nora. (I used the mixer for this one as I was short of time. If you do it in a mixer, you may add a few spoons of water.)
  2. Heat the sunflower oil, add 1 tsp of black jeera seeds and ladle in the paste you made earlier.
  3. Add salt and sugar. Stir constantly until the paste takes on a rich burgundy shade.
  4. Remove from heat and add a tsp of ghee.

Reviews for Beetroot Bata (2)

Debolina Choudhury2 years ago

lovely recipe but cooking time is sending a shiver down my spine. pls check the times mentioned.

Shilpi lala3 years ago

would love to try this