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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Beetroot Kefir Cold Soup Recipe

Beetroot kefir cold soup is quick and easy to make. It is called cold borscht and is very popular in Lithuanian cuisine. This soup is served cold. I have made slight changes to suit my preferences. Cold borscht is served chilled with warm potatoes and hard boiled eggs. It makes a light and nutritious lunch. Today we will learn how to make Beetroot Kefir cold soup following this easy recipe with pictures.

Beetroot Kefir Cold Soup

Beetroot Kefir Cold Soup

Beetroot Kefir Cold Soup

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 10 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategorySoup-Beetroot
 Recipe CuisineInternational

   Ingredients needed

   Beetroot - 1 cup grated
   Cucumber - 1 cup chopped
   Potato - 1 big boiled
   Spring Onion greens - 1/4 cup chopped
   Dill leaves or mint leaves - 1/4 cup chopped
   Milk Kefir - 1 cup
   Salt as needed
   Pepper powder as needed
   Hard Boiled eggs - 2 diced (optional)


Pressure cook potatoes for 2-3 whistles. Once the pressure subsides, peel the skin and dice it. Let it cool completely.

Wash beetroot well, peel the skin, chop it into small sized pieces and steam it. Let it cool completely. You can also grate beetroot and steam it. (Note - Do not grate it finely)

In the meantime, wash, peel the skin and chop cucumber into small pieces. You can also grate coarsely.

Hard boil eggs. Shell it and cut it into quarters. Adding eggs is optional but cold borscht is served topped with eggs.

Chop spring onion greens finely.

In traditional cold borscht, dill leaves are used. As I could not get dill leaves, I have used finely chopped mint leaves.

how to prepare beetroot cold soup


In a bowl mix together potatoes, cucumber, grated beetroot, spring onion greens and mint leaves.

Easy Beetroot Kefir Cold Soup Recipe

Add salt and pepper powder to taste. Then add a cup of milk kefir. You can adjust the consistency by adding a little more or less kefir. You can also add a little water to adjust the consistency to your liking. 

How to make Beetroot Kefir Cold Soup

Mix well and garnish it with spring onion greens.

Beetroot Kefir Cold Soup Recipe

Refrigerate the soup for an hour.

Before serving, add eggs and garnish with more spring onion greens and fresh dill leaves.  Serve chilled.

Kefir contains high quantities of beneficial bacteria and yeasts. So this soup is very nutritious but kefir is not commonly available in India. The good news is, you can make kefir at home using kefir grains. It is very simple to make kefir at home.

Note - You can substitute kefir with thick buttermilk.

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1 comment:

  1. It is one of the healthiest recipe I ever seen....Thanks for the recipe


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