Beetroot Pulao – Rice Varieties

November 8, 2017 Bachelor Friendly RecipesBeetrootBiryani/PulaoLunch Box Menu  One comment

Beetroot is not my favourite. Hubby & Chotu love it though. I usually make this Beetroot Fry for chapathi/rice & love this Halwa!. This time I made this Beetroot Pulao as an one pot meal. It was perfect & quick for a lazy weekend. The lovely colour will attract kids and people who do not like beetroot like me will not make a big fuss! This Pulao and a simple raita would do to compile a hearty meal.

It is a good lunch box meal & easy for bachelors and working women. A small tip to make it even quicker (if u can plan ahead) is to chop the beetroot and refrigerate it. If that is done the pulao will be ready in no time.






Here is the recipe..


Beetroot Pulao My Magic Pan


[Preparation Time-10 mins : Cooking Time- 30 mins]

Beetroot Pulao Ingredients:

  • Rice – 1 & 1/2 cups
  • Water – 3 cups
  • Beetroot – 1 cup ( chopped)
  • Peas – 1/2 cup (optional)
  • Onion – 2
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Garam Masala – 1/2 tsp


Beetroot Pulao My Magic Pan



  • Heat a pressure cooker with oil and add sliced onions. Saute until translucent. Add ginger/garlic paste and saute until raw smell goes off.


  • Add chopped beetroot & frozen peas. Add salt, chilli powder & garam masala.


  • Saute until all the masala blend well and raw smell goes off. Add washed basmati rice. Rinsing it just once will do.


  • Add 3 cups of water. Close the lid and pressure cook for 1 whistle & simmer for 5 mins. Once the pressure releases fluff it with a fork.



Thats it! Beetroot Pulao is ready!

Serve hot with raita.


Beetroot Pulao My Magic Pan



  1. Adding peas is totally optional. U can skip if u dont want.
  2. Chop the beetroot into small cubes. It will get cooked uniformly along with rice.


Beetroot Pulao My Magic Pan

– By Sundari Nathan

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