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Beetroot Pulav

Beetroot is a powerhouse of nutrients and minerals.Though it has high sugar contents it has many health benefits too.The common dish which we prepare at home is upkari (subzi) or salad.Beetroot pulav makes a full meal and is one of the best dish which we can pack for kids or adult’s tiffin . I adapted this recipe from the Zee Kannada cookery show and modified as per my needs.

Basmathi rice – 1 cup
Onion – 2,sliced
Bay leaf – 1
Cinnamon -1/2″
Cloves -3
Cardamom -3
Star anise -1
Kasuri Methi -1 tsp
Tomato -1,chopped
Beetroot – 1 cup,cut into small cubes
Crushed ginger garlic paste -2 tsp
Turmeric powder -1/4 tsp
Crushed pepper powder -1 pinch
Chilly powder -1 tsp or to taste
Green chilly -4,slit into 2
Cashewnuts -12,broken
Coriander leaves – 1/2 cup,chopped
Mint leaves-1/4 cup,chopped
Coconut milk -1 cup
Water – 1 1/2 cup
Ghee – 2 tbsp


  1. Heat ghee in a cooker,add whole spices and saute.
  2. Add onion and saute until translucent.
  3. Add crushed ginger garlic paste and saute it for few seconds.
  4. Add green chilly,Cashewnuts,Kasuri methi,tomato and saute further.
  5. Add Turmeric powder,chilly powder and crushed pepper.
  6. Add beetroot,rice, coconut milk and water.
  7. Lastly add salt to taste,chopped coriander leaves and mint leaves.
  8. Take one whistle and off the flame.
  9. Serve it hot.

About SaiGeetha Pai

I am Saigeetha, a homemaker, food blogger, baker and a cook. Cooking is my passion.

One comment

  1. looks so colorful and delicious!

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