Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Beetroot Rice

Hi friends, today I am going to share the Beetroot rice recipe. Beetroots are good for health and it is loved by kids. Some people doesn't like beetroots bcoz the sweetness of beetroot and the spices added while cooking might not matched. Luckily our family loves this veg either as cooked or raw.

Lets see how I prepared this rice.


Ingredients:

Basmati rice 2 cups
beetroot - 1/3 cups (1/2 inch pieces)
Green peas - 1/2 cup (optional)
Onion - 1 small
Tomato - 1 medium
ginger garlic paste  -1 tbsp
Green chili - 2
Garam masala - 1 tsp
salt - as per taste
Oil -  2-3 tbsp

Dry garam masala:
fennel seeds - 1 tsp
Cinnamon - 1 inch stick
cloves - 2-3
Elachi - 2-3
anistar - 1 flower
Bay leaves - 1 or 2


Preparation:
1. Wash and soak basmati rice for atleast 30 mins.
2. Chop onions and tomatoes lengthwise, and beetroot as 1/2 inch thick piece.
3. Heat 1 tbsp oil in pressure cooker, add the dry garam masala items listed above one by one.
4. then add sliced onions, green chilies and saute until it turns transparent.
5. Then add Ginger Garlic paste and saute until the raw smell leaves.
6.Now add sliced tomatoes and saute until they turn soft.
7. In the mean time drain water from soaked rice and keep aside for 5 mins
8. Add  chopped beetroot and green peas, garam masala powder and give a gentle saute.
9. add drained rice, salt and 3 &1/2 cups of water and close the lid.
10. Pressure cook for 2 whistles and keep it in simmer for 3-5 mins. then switch off the flame.

Once the pressure is released, fluff with fork and serve it hot with Raitha or any curry or salad.


what i would suggest to the people do not like beetroot poriyal or other dishes, to to cook it by avoiding chili powder or other masala, you may like the plain flavor of it. Or Make some sweet dishes like, beetroot halwa, beetroot Jam etc. But make sure to introduce the veggie to your kids


Notes:
1. Please use greenchilies, instead of chili powder.
2. No need to add any masala powders except a little amount of garam masala.
3. I have tried with masala powder and biryani powders and finally felt comfortable with this way as it dint spoil the actual taste of veggie.
4. Do not add more onions and beetroots. and follow the measurement
5. adding green peas is optional but recommended.

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