Sunday, October 11, 2009

Beetroot Jam

Beetroot Jam is another great way to get the family to eat their beets! For the health benefits of beetroots, read here. The addition of nuts powder of course enriches the jam. The flavour of ginger and lemon gives it a unique taste.

4 beetroots peeled and grated
1/4 cup water
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 inches long fresh ginger piece peeled and grated
1 lemon juice
11/2 tbs cashew and almond powder.

  • Wash clean, peel and grate the beetroots fine.
  • Peel ginger and grate fine.
  • In a pan add the grated beetroots, sugar half of the lime juice, water, grated ginger and cook till most of the water evaporates.
  • After it cools to room temperature, grind the mixture in a blender to a smooth paste.
  • Return to the pan add the rest of the lemon juice and continue to cook. The jam shouldnt be too dry, it should be moist.
  • Take it off the fire and add the cashew nut and almonds powder.
  • When completely cool store in bottles.
You can also try-
Beetroot Cutlets
Beetroot Flatbread/Parathas


  1. That looks very good. Never thought of beetroot jam. High in sugar tho.

  2. That looks nice..i think this is better suited for my hubby who is fond of bread with butter and jam. Shall try and let you know. How long can it be stored in fridge? Should we sterilise the bottle?

  3. Shweta,
    You can sterilise the bottle and sun dry it before use to be on the safe side. About storing in the fridge- the jam gets over very quickly in my house, so its difficult to say how long it would last, but I think it should be fine for at least 3 months.

  4. wow.. really excellent recipe.. nice way to give beetroot.. Thanks a lot...

  5. Love the idea, but you don't specify how big the beets need to be, or give a weight or volume. Can you advise?

    Also, do you think the sugar could be cut back?


  6. Hey Kathy,
    Good to see you here! I've come a long way since I posted this recipe. You could use medium sized beets. About the sugar you can avoid sugar by using honey. Cook the jam a bit dry and then add honey to taste. Check my recipe for Ginger Applesauce to know what I mean. Let me know how it goes and if you have any more queries.

  7. Beetroot jam is very interesting. I should think about forgetting (forgoing) peanut butter and nutella and use these healthy jams on my toast hereafter!

  8. so nice , much much better than the bottled jams from shops..

  9. I love beets but never thought of making jam with it..however the texture looks a bit it?



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