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Beetroot pulao | बीटरूट पुलाव | பீட்ரூட் புலாவ் is with detailed video and photo recipe. It is also known as easy beetroot rice. It is called as  बीटरूट पुलाव / चुकंदर के चावल in hindi language and பீட்ரூட் புலாவ் / பீட்ரூட் சாதம் in tamil language.

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Beetroot pulao | बीटरूट पुलाव | பீட்ரூட் புலாவ் image

                                               BEETROOT PULAO DESCRIPTION

Beetroot pulao | बीटरूट पुलाव | பீட்ரூட் புலாவ்  is an easy beetroot variety rice prepared with beetroot, rice, onions and spices. Potato fry is an excellent side dish for this recipe. Curd/ Yogurt is a simple side dish for this beetroot rice dish. It is also known as beetroot fried rice locally. This beet pulao can also be prepared over a tawa commonly known as beetroot tawa pulao. It will be looking more attractive if it is cooked over a tawa. It is a famous south indian and north indian cuisine.

As this easy beetroot rice / pulao  benefits are more (beetroot is rich in Vitamin C, fiber, potassium, b vitamin folate, etc,.), it is one of the healthy and tasty recipes for lunch box. It is often difficult to feed toddler and kids with nutritious vegetable such as beetroot. As this beetroot rice recipe is delicious, healthy and tasty, the kids will love this for sure. Please, reduce the quantity of spices used (beetroot rice masala) while preparing it for them.

It is similar to beetroot biryani. Here, the rice is first cooked separately in pressure cooker (rice cooker) and then mixed with spices whereas in biryani, the rice is cooked along with the spices (the infusion of spices in the rice will be more in biryani). The basmati rice used can also be replaced with ordinary white rice to prepare tasty beetroot rice. Even a leftover rice can be turned to a yummy dish with this recipe.

This, beetroot rice veg recipe can also be prepared in OPOS (One Pot One Shot) by cooking the rice and spices together in a cooker (similar to biryani).

The white basmati rice can also be replaced by brown rice (which is known as beetroot brown rice pulao) to make it more healthy and fiber rich. It is prepared in indian style and this beetroot rice indian recipe is one of the nutritious and tasty beetroot rice ideas. Beetroot rice / beetroot pulao recipe from scratch is written below. You may like Jeera pulaoVegetable pulao .

Beetroot pulao | बीटरूट पुलाव | பீட்ரூட் புலாவ் | beetroot rice with step by step video recipe (youtube) in tamil, english and hindi is below. 

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                 Beetroot pulao| बीटरूट पुलाव | பீட்ரூட் புலாவ் recipe

Cooking time: less than 15- 18 minutes

Serves: 4-5


1 tbsp = 15 ml

1 tsp = 5 ml


For cooking rice:

  • Raw basmati rice / बासमती चावल / பாசுமதி அரிசி – 1 ¾ cup (where 1 cup = 300 ml)
  • Water (for soaking rice) / पानी / தண்ணீர் – 1 ½ cup ( where 1 cup = 300 ml)
  • Cooking oil / खाना पकाने का तेल / சமையல் எண்ணெய் – 5 tsp
  • Salt / नमक / உப்பு – required for rice
  • Water (for cooking rice) / पानी / தண்ணீர் – 2 ¼ cup ( where 1 cup = 300 ml)

For Beetroot pulao:

  • Cooking oil / खाना पकाने का तेल / சமையல் எண்ணெய் – 3 tbsp
  • Fennel seeds / saunf / सौंफ के बीज / பெருஞ்சீரகம்  – 1 tsp
  • Cloves / लौंग / கிராம்பு  – 5
  • Cinnamon / दालचीनी / இலவங்கப்பட்டை – 2 inch
  • Bay leaves /  तेज पत्ता / பிரியாணி இலை  – 2
  • Cardamom / इलायची / ஏலக்காய் – 4
  • Red chillies / लाल मिर्च / சிவப்பு மிளகாய் – 3
  • Green chillies /  हरी मिर्च / பச்சை மிளகாய் – 1 (slit)
  • Garlic cloves / लहसुन लौंग / பூண்டு பற்கள் (medium size) – 15
  • Onions / प्याज / வெங்காயம் (medium size)- 2 (sliced)
  • Beetroot / चुकंदर / பீட்ரூட்(very big size )- 1 (grated)
  • Salt / नमक / உப்பு – required
  • Cumin powder / जीरा पाउडर / சீரகம் தூள் – ½ tsp
  • Garam masala powder / गरम मसाला पाउडर / கரம் மசாலா பொடி – 1 tsp + ½ tsp
  • Coriander powder / धनिया पाउडर / கொத்தமல்லி தூள் – ½ tsp
  • Black pepper powder / काली मिर्च पाउडर / மிளகு தூள் – ½ tsp
  • Olive oil / जैतून के तेल / ஆலிவ் எண்ணெய் (Extra virgin) – 1 tbsp (optional)
  • Lemon / नींबू / எலுமிச்சை (big size) – ½
  • Mint leaves / पुदीने की पत्तियां / புதினா இலைகள்  – few (chopped)

For cooking rice:

  1. Soak the basmati rice in water (1 ½ cup) for 20 minutes.
  2. Drain the excess water.
  3. Add cooking oil and salt (required for the rice) to it. Mix it well.
  4. Add water (2 ¼ cup) to it and pressure cook for 13 minutes with vent weight (whistle) at high flame. Note: The cooked rice should be separate (not be mushy).

For Beetroot pulao:

  1. Roast the fennel seeds (saunf), cloves, cinnamon, bay leaves, cardamom, red chillies, green chillies and garlic cloves in cooking oil (until the garlic cloves turns slightly golden brown at medium flame).
  2. Add onions to it and sauté until onions become transparent.
  3. Add beetroot, salt (required for vegetables), cumin powder, garam masala powder (1 tsp), coriander powder and black pepper powder to it.
  4. Sauté and cook the beetroot until it gets cooked well (it took 7 minutes at medium-high flame to cook the beetroot completely. If you are using high flame, please sauté the beetroot frequently else it may get burnt at the bottom).
  5. Add the cooked rice to it and mix it well.
  6. Sprinkle Garam masala powder (½ tsp) and add olive oil (extra virgin) to it (Adding olive oil is optional. It can also be replaced with cooking/vegetable oil).
  7. Mix it well and turn off the flame.
  8. Squeeze lemon over it and mix it well. Garnish with mint leaves. Ready to serve. You may also like Vegetable rice , Vegetable pulao Veg fried rice.
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