Beetroot Rice Recipe

INGREDIENTS (1 cup = 240ml) 2 cups cooked rice 2 tbsp oil 2 tbsp peanuts ½ tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp ginger paste or freshly grated 1 green chili, finely chopped 1 cup onion, sliced 1 cup beetroot, grated Salt, as required 1 tsp Catch red chili powder 1 tsp coriander powder ½ tsp Catch garam masala powder 2 tbsp coriander leaves, finely chopped 1 tbsp mint leaves, finely chopped 2 tsp lemon juice Accompaniments with Beetroot Rice:

  • Yogurt/Raita
  • Mint Chutney


  • Heat the oil in a pan on medium flame. Once hot, add peanuts and sautee till peanuts are brown.
  • Add cumin seeds and let them sizzle.
  • Add ginger paste, green chilies and onions with a sprinkle of salt. Cook till onions are soft and light pink in color.
  • Now mix in grated beetroot and cook till soft.
  • Add the spices – Catch red chili powder, coriander powder, Catch garam masala powder. Mix well and cook for a minute.
  • Add cooked rice and salt if required. Mix gently and let it cook for 2-3 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the coriander leaves, mint leaves and lemon juice. Mix well and turn the heat off.
Recipe Notes/Suggestions:
  • The addition of lemon juice balances the sweetness of the beetroot.
  • The addition of spices is as per preference.
  • Mint leaves are optional and just for additional taste.
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