August 31, 2011

Beets Rice

Beetroot is an amazing thing for its sweetness and color. Very good for anemic people. I have had beets rasam and beets fry and today for a change we tried beetroot rice, though the color might put off a certain people, just like my mom. She says why are you making a reddish rice. But it tastes awesome!!!!
Boiled Rice - 1 bowl
Beetroot - 1/2
Onion - 1
Ginger-Garlic Paste - 1 tsp
Chili Powder or Sambar Powder - 2 tsp
Garam Masala - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1 tsp
Salt to taste
Ghee for cooking

Heat ghee in a pan and add cumin seeds, fiinely chopped onions, ginger-garlic paste and saute till onions are golden brown. You can also add some corn kernels or peas along with this.
Add shredded beetroot and cook on low heat with a closed lid for 10-15 minutes. The beetroot will become soft and mushy.
Add all the other ingredients and saute. Mix this with boiled rice.
Garnish with fried cashews, fresh mint leaves and serve with tomato raitha.

Bon Appetit!!


Priya (Yallapantula) Mitharwal said...

Love that color, nothing beats that color and temptation that goes with it :)