February 16, 2016

Beetroot Millet Rice / Diet - Friendly Recipe - 78 / #100dietrecipes

Healthy and tasty lunch box recipe prepared using millet and beetroot with a mild tangy taste because of the addition of lemon juice. This nutritious rice goes yummy with onion raita. In this recipe, I have used little millet which can also be substituted with mixed millet or other variety.

Ingredients :

1 Cup Millet, washed
2 Cups Water 
1 Tsp Olive oil / Cooling oil 
1/4 Tsp Cumin seeds / Jeera 
1 Bay leaf
1 Onion, Finely chopped
2 Green chillies, sliced 
1 Cup Beetroot, grated 
Salt to taste 
1 Tsp Lemon juice 
3 Springs of Curry leaves 

Method :

Boil 2 cups of water in a bowl or pan and add the washed millet.

Simmer the flame and cook till it gets cooked.

Once done, switch off the flame and keep aside for 10 minutes.
Heat oil in a pan and add jeera followed by bay leaf.

Add green chillies along with chopped onion and saute till the color of onion changes.

Add the grated beetroot and salt.

Mix well and cook for couple of minutes.

Add curry leaves and the cooked millet along with lemon juice.

Mix well and serve.

Serving Options :

Serve with onion raita.


  1. It looks so colorful and healthy

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