4 cups of raw beets
2 tablespoons of ghee or butter
2 tablespoons of lemon juice or lime juice
1 tablespoon of coriander
Wash and slice the beets in 1/8 to ¼ inch slices.
Poor one inch water in the bottom of a heavy steel medium sized pot. Bring water to boil. Place sliced beets in steamer and steam until tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
Melt ghee. Put steamed beets in a serving bowl and drizzle ghee or butter and lemon juice over them. Add the coriander powder and stir well and serve.
Beets sweeten, warm moisten and add mass. They are a lovely way to calm Vata in the Autumn. In small amounts as a juice they are particularly therapeutic for Pitta liver conditions. In excess they will aggravate fire. Medicinally beets are utilized in Ayurveda for uterine disorders, constipation and hemorrhoids. Their rich content of folic acid may be part of their benefit to the female reproductive system.