Friday, June 13, 2014

BEETROOT PULAO RECIPE | EASY LUNCH BOX RECIPES

Beetroot- pulao

Beetroot Pulao is a easy and perfect lunch box recipe. My kids generally love to eat beet root. I usually make Beetroot poriyal. For a change just tried beetroot pulao. I added some green peas and frozen corn too. We had this for a week day lunch. As the kids have holidays now, i just went out with them and after we came home i made this easy and simple pulao. It was a super hit at my house and on kids request i made this again. I too clicked the pictures on that day. Do try this for the lunch box and i am sure kids and even adults will love this beetroot pulao a lot.
I have scheduled few posts for the next 2 weeks and few complied posts for weekend Indian cooking basics too. We are going to Chennai for 2 weeks on a vacation. I will not be so prompt in replying mails and please bear with me.

Ingredients
Beetroot pulao

  Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time :20 mins |   Serves : 2-3


     Basmati rice   1 cup
     Beetroot    1/2 cup (chopped)
     Green peas  1/4 cup(optional)
     Sweet  corn   1/4 cup(optional)
     Mint leaves    1/4 cup
     Coriander leaves  few
     Tomato     1 small
     Onion   1
     Garlic     3 pods
     Turmeric powder  1/4 tsp 
      Red chilli powder   1/2 tsp
      Salt     as needed  
      Oil     2 tblsp     


Beetroot- pulao
Method:
  • Wash the rice  and soak in 1 and 1/2 cup of water for 15 mins. Cut the beetroot into small cubes. 
  • Chop the onions and tomato roughly. Peel the skin of the garlic.
  • In a pan add little oil and add in the cubed onions and tomatoes and garlic.
  • Saute till the become nice golden brown. Add the mint leaves and coriander leaves to this and cook for a minute.
  • Switch off the flame. Allow it to cool.
Beetroot-chopped onion tomato+mint
  • Grind this into a smooth paste. Since it has tomatoes no need to add water.
  • In a pressure cooker, add oil and add in the ground paste.
  • Saute well for few minutes in a low flame. Add red chilli powder and turmeric powder.
grind ground paste
  • Add the beetroot , corn and peas(if adding) and saute well. Add salt to this.
  • Add the rice  which we soaked. Do not discard the water. Saute this in a low flame for 5 minutes.
Add-beetroot beet-root pulao
  • Add 1 and 1/2 water to this and cover the lid of the cooker. Let 1 whistle come. Simmer the flame and let be in low flame for 10 minutes.
  • Fluff the rice once the pressure is released.
beetroot-pulao Beetroot-pulao
  • Beetroot pulao is ready to serve. Onion raita is the best combo for this pulao.
 Beetroot -pulao
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24 comments:

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  2. looks yummy.. will surely try it :)

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  3. colorful and healthy pulao...

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  4. love this quick and easy pulao!!

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  5. Looks fantastic! So colorful too!

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  6. Healthy and unique pulao...

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  7. Healthy and delicious pulao!

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  8. Can have this pulav happily with some potato chips.

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  9. oooh. i am craving for some right now.

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  10. oh great
    it will be healthy and delicious to
    planning to arrange Princess Birthday theme decorations with beeetroot pulav
    it will rock !
    Thanks


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  11. I actually love beet root and this will be a great lunch box idea. I made a different version a few days ago, now I'll try yours.

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  12. Hi jeyashri,

    I did not see onions in ingredients list. How many to use?

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  13. Padmaramya, thanks for the mention. I added now in the recipe. 1 onion is enough

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  14. I tried this recipe and it has come out very well. Thanks for this post and now I'm a great fan of beetroot pulav :)

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  15. Hi,

    Today I tried this recipe for lunch and it came out very well. Thanks for posting these delicious recipe.

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  16. Tried this receipe with my regular rice... Turned out yummy... My 3 year old just loved this... Thanks for posting this receipe...

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  17. Hi Jeyashri,

    I tried this recipe and it came out really well. It's awesome and yummy. Thank you for this recipe

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  18. Good one, going to try today

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  19. made this pulav for a weekday lunch and packed for my daughter's school lunch as well . we all loved it .. nice variation of pulav ..

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