From the pantry: Beetroot

  • Meenakshi Iyer, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Apr 28, 2016 16:01 IST
Beetroot is one of the healthiest vegetables you can get your hands on. Our expert chef prepares a healthy pasts from it. (Photo: Aalok Soni/HT)

Whether you juice it or add it to a salad, beetroot is a versatile vegetable. Since it belongs to the spinach family, both its leaves and roots can be consumed. In fact, when it was first cultivated by the Romans, only the leaves were considered fit for consumption. In this edition, our expert chef infused the healthy qualities of beetroot in a pasta dish, and the winning reader recipe turns it into a no bake dessert.

Vegan gnocchi of beetroot

Recipe by Subhash Shirke, executive head chef, Woodside Inn, Colaba

Preparation time: 40 minutes

Serves: Four

Also read: From the pantry - Guava

Winning reader recipe: No-bake Beetroot Cheesecake

Recipe by Ankita Dayani

Preparation time: 60 minutes

Serves: Four

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