Naina Singhania

Beetroot Rice

Makes- 4 cups


  • 1 cup basmati Rice
  • 1 cup grated beetroot
  • 3/4 cup onions, Finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 inch cinnamon sticks
  • 3-4, cloves
  • 2-3, green chillies
  • 1-2 teaspoon, sambhar powder
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves for garnish


  • Clean, wash and soak basmati rice and keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in a pan, add cumin seeds.
  • As they crackle add cinnamon, clove, and bay leaf.
  • Saute on medium flame for a minute.
  • Add finely chopped onions and chopped green chilies.
  • Saute them on medium flame till the onions turn translucent.
  • Next add grated beetroot, rice, sambhar powder and saute for few seconds.
  • Add enough hot water such that water is 2 inches above rice. Add salt to taste. Mix everything well and cover the pan, cook it on medium flame.
  • Cover the pan to continue with cooking on low flame till the rice is done
  • Delicious Beetroot rice is ready.
  • Serve it warm with plain curds or raita of your choice.