Beetroot Pulao

Beetroot Pulao

A very easy delicious dish!

Reeba Jerry


  1. 2 Cups Basmati Rice
  2. 3 Cups Water
  3. 2 - 3 Cloves
  4. 2 - 3 Cinnamon Sticks
  5. 3 Pods Cardamom
  6. 1 Star Anise
  7. 1 Chilly Green
  8. 2 Cups Beetroot (Grated)
  9. 1 Cup Shallots Onions / (Chopped)
  10. 1/2 Cup Tomato (Chopped)
  11. 1 1/2 Teaspoons Chilly Powder
  12. 1 Teaspoon Garam Masala
  13. to taste Salt
  14. 4 Tablespoons Oil
  15. of 8 Pods Garlic
  16. 2 Tablespoons Ginger (Roughly Chopped)
  17. 2 Tablespoons Shallots (Roughly Chopped)
  18. 1/2 Tablespoon Fennel Seeds


40 mins
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    Grind the last four ingredients to a paste and keep aside. Do not add water.

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    In a large pan add 2 tbsp of oil and the rice. Saute till it turns opaque. Move this to the pressure cooker.

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    In the same pan, add 2 tbsp oil and add cloves,cinnamon sticks,star anise,cardamom pods and green chilli. Saute it for 3-4 minutes.

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    Now add the paste (Step 1) to the above and saute well till the raw smell is gone.

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    Add the chopped shallots, saute for few minutes. Then add chopped tomatoes to it.

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    Once they are half way cooked, add the grated beetroots and mix all well.

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    Allow it to cook for 6-8 minutes. Add chilli powder, garam masala and salt to the above.

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    Now add the masala to the rice. Add 3 cups of water and allow it to cook for 20 minutes or 2 whistles.

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    Beetroot Pulao is ready to be served.

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