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Feb 23, 2012

Simple Beetroot Pulav / Beetroot Rice – Lunchbox Ideas

Ok another week of BM has arrived and I am into the theme seven days of rice..Cooking with rice is really easy for me because rice is a staple diet of we southindians…Throughout this week I will show you all kids of quick rice dishes and some special rice recipes too..

Beetroots are such a interesting vegetable to be added in rice, because it gives rice its natural colour so you don’t have to worry about adding any colours to it..When beets are combined with rice, they give a natural sweetness to the rice and that what makes this dish a real hit..This is a very simple pulav that can be made in less than 30 mins..A perfect recipe to put in lunch box..

I hope you like it and let me know what you think..I am sending this recipe to BM Day 1 under the theme Seven Days of Rice…


Basmati Rice – 250 gms / ¼ kg
Water – 500 ml
Beetroot – 1 large one grated
Onion – 1 medium size sliced
Cumin Seeds / Jeerakam – 1 tsp
Cinnamon / Pattai – 1 small piece
Cardamom / Yelakai – 4 pods
Chilli Powder – 1 tsp
Coriander Powder / Malli Podi – 1 tblspn
Green Chilli – 1
Salt to taste
Oil- 2 tblspn


Soak rice for 30 mins. Drain it and set aside.

Heat oil in a pan. Add cinnamon, cardamom, cumin seeds and mix well.

Add onions and sauté for 2 mins. Add salt, chilli powder, coriander powder and mix well.

Add in grated beetroot and mix well. Now add in soaked rice and mix well.

Pour in water and bring it to a boil. Cover and simmer for 15 to 20 mins untill the rice has absorbed all water and cooked.

Turn off the heat and let it rest for 10 mins covered. Open the pan and fluff it with a fork.

Serve with raita.

Take all your ingrediants
Grate your beets and slice your onions
heat oil
add cinnamon, cumin and cardamom
add onions and chilli
chilli & coriander powder
saute well
add beets
and mix well
add rice
and mix well
add water
bring it to boil
cover and simmer
till done
I served it with beetroot raita


faseela said... Best Blogger Tips

yummy pulav....with attractive color...

A Kamalika Krishmy said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the color of the rice

A Kamalika Krishmy said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the color of the rice

Suja Manoj said... Best Blogger Tips

Colorful and delicious pulao..makes me hungry.

Archana said... Best Blogger Tips

Very colourful and tasty.

maha said... Best Blogger Tips

yumm and looking cool in red colour

The Pumpkin Farm said... Best Blogger Tips

i loved the color soo much...lovely rice

Zareena said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely and colourful rice dish. It seems to be easy too.

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy pilaf

StephenC said... Best Blogger Tips

I love the bright red color - and I am a huge fan of beetroot. One question: what does "BM" mean? I will only see your answer if you write to me here: scrout1944@msn.com

Kanan said... Best Blogger Tips

Wow. what a lovely red color. I will try this rice recipe soon. love it,

S.Menaga said... Best Blogger Tips

such a colourful n healthy rice!!

veena krishnakumar said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely colour and super healthy

Anzz said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the colors.. so vibrant and wonderful..!

Hema said... Best Blogger Tips

Colorful and healthy rice, delicious..

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Harini said... Best Blogger Tips

Very nice color!

Achu's Amma's Kitchen said... Best Blogger Tips

Delicious and colorfull rice...

Smitha said... Best Blogger Tips

surely a easy rice and healthy one too!

Chef Mireille said... Best Blogger Tips

this looks so pretty!!!

Suma Gandlur said... Best Blogger Tips

Defintely colorful and healthy pulao.

sangee vijay said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy n colorful rice...yummy recipe!!
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Archana Vivek said... Best Blogger Tips

So colorful Looks yummy

Prabhamani said... Best Blogger Tips

Colorful n healthy rice dear!!Looking forward to see more healthy rice recipe here..

Rasi said... Best Blogger Tips

The red color makes the dish interesting :).. Good pulao aarthi..reminds me of biryani that i make..time to bring redness!

Hamaree Rasoi said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy looking beetroot pulao. Very colorful.

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cookingvarieties said... Best Blogger Tips

hi aarthi, wow, very very red... surely attracts the kids to eating this.
mmm, am tempted to try and call friends over. thanks
n\have a nice day dear

Christy said... Best Blogger Tips

Rice is a staple in Asian's diet, so the one week of rice recipes is definitely no feat to you ya!:p
I thought the rice looked different, and now I know it's basmati rice. What a great idea to use beetroots to give it that color!:D

Kalyani said... Best Blogger Tips

totally colourful :)

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Vardhini said... Best Blogger Tips

Colorful pulao.

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Priya Sreeram said... Best Blogger Tips

one lovely platter there !

Sharmilee! :) said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy, flavourful and yummy lunch box idea...looks colorful too

Deeps @ Naughty Curry said... Best Blogger Tips

such a pretty pink colour, looks beautiful

Srivalli said... Best Blogger Tips

Glad you could join us for this edition..lovely rice..

Shanthi said... Best Blogger Tips

Lovely and attractive colour, healthy too

Sensible Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Yummy looking colorful rice.

Gayathri Kumar said... Best Blogger Tips

Rice looks so colourful and delicious...

The Yogi Vegetarian said... Best Blogger Tips

Yum!!! We grow our own beetroot, so I'm trying this one !

Rujuta said... Best Blogger Tips

Healthy and lovely rice... It looks so colorful and delicious

PJ said... Best Blogger Tips

Love the beautiful color.I usually add green peas / channa with this rice..