Friday, 16 January 2015

Beetroot Pulao - Vegan Beetroot rice

Beetroot is loved by one and all in our house. So when I get hold of some fresh beets, its always a question as to which one of the awesome dishes to make :-) Check out the other Beetrrot recipes in my blog

Beetroot Masala (british style beetroot curry)
Beetroot Stir fry
Beetroot Kichadi (Raita)
Beetroot Kootu
Heart Beet Bread
Red Velvet Cake


Rice 2 cups
Beetroot Grated 4 cups (i used 2 large ones)
Bay Leaf 1
Cinnamon 1
Clove 2
Onion 1
Garlic 4 pods
Cumin Seeds/Jeera 1.5 tsp
Turmeric 1 tsp
Garam Masala 1 tsp
Curry Leaves few
Salt to taste
4 cups water

Method of Preparation

1. Heat a little oil in a pressure cooker (use a pot if you do not have pressure cooker). Add the bay leaf, cinnamon, clove and cumin seeds.

2. When it sizzles, add chopped onions, curry leaves and garlic. Saute till it starts to brown.

3. Add grated beetroot, turmeric and garam masala. Saute for a couple of minutes.

4. Add Rice and saute for 2 more minutes.

5. Add water and salt. Mix well.

6. Cover and pressure cook for 2 whistles. If using a pot, cover and let it cook in medium low heat till water is fully absorbed.

7. When the pressure is released, open and gently toss it with a fork.

Serve with some Raita

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