Food & Wine

Issue: May 2014

Hi! Recipe- Braised Beets+Plums+Brie

  • hi recipe braised beet

Recipe Courtesy: Chef Xavier Fernandes, City Chef, Salt Water Cafe, Churchgate, Mumbai


4 plums (deseeded)

Brie (diced as required, the more the merrier)

1/3 cup walnuts (toasted)

1 tbsp dill (chopped)

5 arugula leaves (or more if you prefer)

3 tbsps extra virgin olive oil

For the braised beets:

6 medium sized beets

2 thick skinned oranges (skinned and juiced)

A small bunch of thyme

2 tbsps balsamic

2 tbsps sugar

Salt and pepper to taste

½ cup water


• Mix all the ingredients for the beets and put them in a saucepan. Cover tight and braise them in a pre-heated 150°C oven for an hour. Poke a knife in the beet—it should be soft.

• Strain the liquid and reduce to a syrupy consistency. Cool. Mix in the olive oil and the dill.

• Peel the beets, dice and add to the syrup.

Mix well.

• To serve, mix the beets, chopped plums and walnuts. Coat well with syrup. Top with arugula and brie.

Read more in the May 2014 issue of Hi! BLITZ – the no.1 Lifestyle magazine.

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This article first appeared in May 2014 issue of Hi! BLITZ magazine

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