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Beetroot rice recipe

healthy and tasty rice recipe for lunchbox with beetroots and walnuts
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian, South Indian
Keyword: beetroot, kids lunch box, kids lunch box ideas, lunch box ideas, rice recipes
Servings: 4 people
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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To grind

  • 4-5 no small onions
  • 2 no green chilli
  • 1/2 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 large beetroot - chopped
  • 3-4 nos walnuts

To cook rice

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 no bay leaf - broken
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 medium onion - chopped
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/8 tsp chilli powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 2 tbsp sprouts - optional
  • 2 tbsp curd
  • salt to taste
  • 1.5 cups water
  • 1 cup basmati rice - soaked for 30 minutes


  • Soak the basmati rice in water for 30 minutes.
  • grind everything given under "to grind" section to a coarse paste
  • Heat oil in a cooker and temper cumin seeds, bay leaf.
  • Fry chopped onions until brown and add the prepared masala.
  • further, saute the masala for a minute until raw smell leaves.
  • When the masala is cooked, add turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, sprouts and curd.
  • Mix well and cook for a minute. Add salt to taste and water required.
  • When the water boils, drain and add the soaked rice. Mix well.
  • Close and pressure cook for 1 whistle on high heat and then reduce the heat to low and cook further for 10 minutes on low heat.
  • Open once the pressure settles down completely and fluff it up.
  • Serve it hot or pack it along with raita.