Beetroot Rice

Before my marriage only dish I know with beetroot is chutney. And my mum does it seldom with idli. Because my mum hates it :-). My mum used to say those days when she was in boarding school they give beetroot pretty much every day. So she ended up hating it. Everyone loves beet in my family. I do beetroot rice often. I was not able to click it for some reason. This time I managed to do it (finally). This is perfect way to include beetroot as part of  anyone's diet. It is also good all in one lunch box item. 


Ingredients:

Bastmathi rice - 1 cup
Water - 1 cup
Soya milk - 1 cup
Beetroot - 1 large (Peel the skin and cut it in small piece. Smaller the better)
Onion - 1 ( chopped finely)
Tomatoes - 2
Garlic - 4 pods (chopped finely)
Ginger - 1 inch (chopped finely)
Oil - 2 tablespoon
Cardamom - 2 pieces
Cinnamon -  1 Inch piece
Salt per taste
red Chilli Powder - 1 teaspoon (Adjust to your spice level)
Green Chillies - 1-2
Garam masala powder - 1 teaspoon
Coriander leaves - 1 tablespoon (finely chopped)

Method

Wash the rice and soak in water for ½ an hour. Drain the water and keep it aside

Blanch Tomatoes and remove the skin. And make to a paste. Keep it aside

Heat oil in a pressure cooker; add cardamom, cinnamon, Garlic, Ginger, onions and sauté till onions turn golden. Add Tomato paste. Let it boil for 2-3 mins. Add Red chilli powder, garam masala and salt.Mix well and cook for a min.  Add Soya milk, Beetroot  and let it boil for 3-5 mins. Add rice and mix it well. Close the lid of pressure cooker and cook for 10 mins or till 3 whistles.

Serve hot with your favourite raitha

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