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.
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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
  • 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.
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  • Beetroot pulao is ready to serve. Onion raita is the best combo for this pulao.
 Beetroot -pulao

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

  3. colorful and healthy pulao...

  4. love this quick and easy pulao!!

  5. Looks fantastic! So colorful too!

  6. Healthy and unique pulao...

  7. Healthy and delicious pulao!

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

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

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

  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.

  12. Hi jeyashri,

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

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

  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 :)

  15. Hi,

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

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

  17. Hi Jeyashri,

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

  18. Good one, going to try today

  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 ..

  20. Tried and came out as a tasty onepot meal...