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Sunday, January 3, 2016

Beetroot Rice

Beetroot is healthy for all ages. This beetroot rice is a simple dish that can be enjoyed as dinner, a side or it's great for lunch box especially for kids as there are so many nutrients in it.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes 
Cook Time: 20 minutes 
Serves : 2-3


Rice : 1 cup 
Beetroot: 1 medium cut into very thin pieces about 1/2" 
Onion: 1 sliced 
Green chili: 1 slit
Mint leaves: 1 tsp 
Coriander leaves: 2 tbsp 
Biryani masala: 1 tsp 
Sambar masala: tsp 
Curry leaves: 1 sprig 
Salt to taste 

For tempering:
Cloves : 3
Elachi/Green cardamom: 2
Cinnamon: 1" stick 
Bay leaf: 1


Wash and soak rice for 30 minutes.
Heat oil in a vessel and add all ingredients listed under for tempering and fry for 1 minute.
Add curry leaves, green chili and onions and sauté till they turn translucent.
Add ginger garlic paste and fry for 30 seconds. Add beetroot pieces, all masalas and mix well. Cook for 3-4 minutes. Add coriander leaves and mint leaves, mix well.
Add 2 cups of water and bring it to a boil. Add drained rice and bring it to a boil again. Cover lid and Simmer the stove. Cook for 10 minutes until rice is done and turn off the stove.
Let it rest for 5 minutes before opening the lid.
Serve hot or warm with raita.

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