Thursday, May 10, 2012

Beetroot Rice

Cooking time : 20 mins
Serves           : 2

Beetroot is a colourful vegetable among all the vegetables. It is a very healthy vegetable which is rich in Folic Acid, Potassium, Iron and vitamins. To know more about the health benefits, Click here. When Beetroot is added to the rice, it gives its natural colour and sweetness to the rice and make the rice very rich. Kids love to eat this rice because of the colour. Spicing this rice with Sambar powder and Garam masala gives rich taste as well. Beetroot rice makes a good lunch box meal. It goes well with Raitha.

Raw Rice/Seeraga Samba Rice/Basmathi Rice - 1 cup
BeetRoot                                                      - 1
Onion                                                           - 1
Chopped Garlic                                             - 1 tsp
Bay leaf                                                        - 2
Cinnamon Stick                                             - 1 "
Clove                                                            - 2
Green Chillies                                                - 3
Coriander powder                                           - 2 tsp
Garam masala                                                - 1/2 tsp
Sambar Powder                                             - 1 tsp
Curd                                                             - 1 tbsp
Lemon juice                                                  - 1 tsp
Salt                                                               - To Taste
Coriander Leaves                                           - To Garnish
Ghee                                                             - 2 tsp
Oil                                                                 - 2 tsp

  1. Soak the rice in water for 30 mins and drain the water. Grate the Beetroot. Cut the Onion and Green Chillies lengthwise.
  2. In a pressure cooker, heat Ghee and Oil. Add Bay Leaf, Cinnamon, Cloves and once the aroma comes, add Onion, green chillies, Garlic cloves and fry onion till it becomes golden brown. Add Beetroot and cook for 2 mins.
  3. Add Coriander powder, Garam masala, Sambar Powder, curd and stir well. 
  4. Add Rice with 2 cups of water and add lemon juice, salt, Coriander leaves to it.
  5. Close the lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles and keep in sim for 10 mins and remove from the flame.
  6. Allow the cooker to cool and open the lid. Serve with Raitha.
You can also add mint leaves for tempering to get additional flavour.

Linking this post to the event "Show me your Hits - Iron Rich Foods" @ Erivum Puliyum and Spicy Treats.