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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

I love beetroot a lot. Mostly make poriyal and have it. I thought I should try something different and already tried making beetroot pulao, so something easy and simple. Found this in my notebook and thought give it a try. It was tasting really good, I felt like having this kothamalli podi rice. Thought this could be a good lunch box recipe you can make it quickly, with simple ingredients. This is a scheduled post as am bit busy, so wont be able to reply to your queries promptly, will get back to you as soon as I read your query.

Beetroot rice recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Indian  |  Recipe Category: Lunch
Prep Time10 mins    |  Cook time: 30 mins     Serves: 2


Beetroot, Chopped – 1 & 1/2  cup

Cooked rice – 2 cups

Green chilli – 2

Coriander powder – 1 tsp

Chopped coriander leaves – 2 tbsp

Salt – As needed

To temper

Oil/ Ghee – 1 tbsp

Cumin seeds/ Jeera – 1 tsp


  1. Wash and peel off the skin of the beetroot. Cut into two and slice it. Cut the slices into strips by stacking it.
  2. 1-slice
  3. Chop this strips to get finely chopped beetroot. I microwaved with little water and salt to cook this beetroot.
  4. 2-chop
  5. You can steam or adapt your method of cooking. Meanwhile cook rice and cool down with a tsp of sesame oil and required salt, to get separate grains.
  6. 3-cooked
  7. In a pan, heat oil and temper with jeera,. Take care not to burn it. Add green chillies and cooked beetroot to it.
  8. 4-temper
  9. Mix well. Add coriander seeds powder and chopped coriander leaves. Mix well.
  10. 5-mix
  11. Add cooked rice and mix gently.
  12. 6-ready

Serve with fryums or any simple raita. I had with fryums and keerai masiyal.

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  1. Thank you for sharing these wonderful recipes !

    Can you please suggest what can be done with left over whey water got after making paneer. Apart from using in roti dough or baking bread, Are there any traditional Indian drinks similar to koozh that can be made from whey water. ?


  2. Tasty and Yummy recipe..,

  3. Tasty and Yummy recipe..,

  4. Tempting color, must try once

  5. Yu make my day rakskitchen

  6. Hi raks, I tried this recipe. It was a super hit. Thanks a ton. I used Chilli powder instead of coriander powder since I didn't have that in Stock. Lastly I garnished it will ghee fried cashews n coriander leaves.

  7. Hi Raji,
    I have tried this rice recipe today and served with curd traits. My kids loved the color and taste.☺
    Thanks for sharing the awesome recipes.


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