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Beetroot pulao recipe | easy lunch box recipes

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.

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.

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.

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

Beetroot -pulao

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