Cumin Beets

Cumin Beets

As I have shared in the past, I consider myself to be a pressure cooker and crockpot Queen, in addition to the Arch Duchess of the rice cooker. 

To save time, I am always looking for ways to make fast and easy recipes. 

I was very excited to make this new way to cook beets. It can easily be made in a crockpot, stove top, or in a pressure cooker.


Beets, sliced

1 onions, chopped

1 teaspoon cumin

3 cloves of garlic, crushed

1 can (14 oz.) chopped tomatoes, juice included

1 cup water

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

Optional: fresh chopped herbs such as cilantro or parsley 


Wash and scrub beets. Slice with a food processor. If desired, beets can be peeled or left whole. A longer cooking time will be needed for whole beets.

Saute onion, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper. Add beets, water and canned tomatoes.

In pressure cooker: bring to pressure for 2 minutes and release the pressure. Simmer if needed until done.

In crock pot: place in crockpot and cook on low until done. If a longer cooking time is needed, then leave beets whole, so that they can cook all day.

Stove pot: bring to a boil and let simmer until done.

Adjust seasoning as needed once fully cooked. 

Fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley add a special gourmet touch.

 I made this just before Shabbat, so unfortunately I have only one picture.

Freshly made, and without any adornment.


This is a fast and easy and super tasty way to cook beets. Everyone loved them, even my husband who is not a fan of cumin.




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24 thoughts on “Cumin Beets

  1. k'skitchenchronicles August 27, 2017 at 3:17 PM Reply

    This is an offbeat recipe indeed…so delightful 😍

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Sarah Ferguson and Choppy February 27, 2017 at 1:11 PM Reply

    Anything that I can use the pressure cooker for is something I like!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Sheryl February 25, 2017 at 11:34 PM Reply

    mmm. . . it looks delicious. though I would need to make it on the stove top.

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  4. CHCooks February 24, 2017 at 7:36 AM Reply

    I make something similar too Carol, called Kurma πŸ™‚ My favorite way to eat beets! I cant live without my pressure cookers too πŸ˜€

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  5. koolkosherkitchen February 23, 2017 at 11:45 PM Reply

    Sounds yummy! My son would call it “almost Moroccan”

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Osyth February 23, 2017 at 7:59 AM Reply

    I adore beets and I adore cumin so this has my name written all over it. Stove top for me …. I still haven’t got a crockpot – something I really thing I must rectify. By the way I am honoured to know you your majesty!!

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    • Cooking For The Time Challenged February 23, 2017 at 8:58 AM Reply

      This can be made on top of the stove too. You are truly so witty. The feeling is mutual: it is a pleasure and honour to know you as well. πŸ‘ΈπŸΌπŸ‘‘

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