Gowri and Ganesha habba are a big deal at my parents' house. Gowri, especially. While we're not very deeply into rituals, this is one festival where the whole pooja is done according to our customs. Last year, Little M got to be a part of it and this year, she is looking forward to it again. SO, we'll be off to Mysore. Will try and post some pictures from there if I can.
Beetroot, like I mentioned earlier, features often in my house. And the below recipe is the most often made bhaji with it.
A typical lunch - Anna, Saaru and Palya (rice, dal rasam and bhaji)
2-3 medium sized beets, chopped small or grated
1 tbsp coconut shreds
1 tsp saaru pudi (or any rasam powder)
1-2 dried red chilies, crushed (optional)
1/2 tsp sugar
salt to taste
For the tadka:
oil, mustard seeds, urad dal, curry leaves.
Pressure cook the chopped/shredded beetroots. Keep aside
In a pan, heat oil and do the tadka.
Add the boiled beets, saaru pudi, salt and sugar and mix well.
Cover and let cook on low for a few minutes.
Finish with coconut shreds and lots of it.