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Beetroot rice

Aparna Bhat
30 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Beetroot rice RECIPE

One of the easiest rice recipe, it can be a satisfactory meal for the family when paired with raita or plain curds.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • Indian
  • Sauteeing
  • Main Dish
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. Basmati rice 1 and 1/4 cup
  2. Grated beetroot 1 cup
  3. Finely chopped onions 3/4 cup
  4. cumin seeds 1 teaspoon
  5. Bay leaf 1
  6. 1 inch cinnamon sticks, 2
  7. cloves 3-4
  8. Green chillies 2-3
  9. Sambhar powder 1-2 teaspoon
  10. oil 1 tablespoon
  11. salt to taste
  12. Fistful of finely copped coriander leaves for garnish


  1. Clean, wash and soak basmati rice as per packet instructions.
  2. Drain and keep it aside.
  3. Heat the oil in a pan, add cumin seeds.
  4. As they crackle add cinnamon, clove, and bay leaf.
  5. Saute on medium flame for a minute.
  6. Add finely chopped onions and chopped green chilies.
  7. Saute them on medium flame till the onions turn translucent.
  8. Next add grated beetroot, rice and saute for few seconds.
  9. Add sambhar powder, enough hot water as per rice packet instructions
  10. Mix everything well and cover the pan, cook it on medium flame.
  11. Add salt to taste and stir it
  12. Cover the pan again to continue with cooking on low flame till the rice is done
  13. Delicious Beetroot rice is ready.
  14. Serve it warm with plain curds or raita of your choice.

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Milli Garg
Milli Garg   Jun-06-2017


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