The recipe of Beetroot rice/ Beetroot pulao
1 cup basmati rice or joha rice,
1 big or 2 medium sized beetroot finely chopped,
1 big onion finely chopped,
1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste,
2-3 green cardamom,
1 inch cinnamon,
1 bay leave,
1/4 cup cashew nuts and raisins,
1 tbsp garam masala powder,
3/4 tbsp salt,
3 tbsp suger,
2 tbsp vegetable oil and
1 tbsp butter.
Rinse rice and soak it for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes drain and keep rice aside.( I am using pressure cooker in preparing this recipe. But this recipe can be prepared without pressure cooker also. You can use a large pan instead of pressure cooker for the purpose.)
In a pressure cooker heat oil. Add cinnamon, cardamom and bay leave. When crackling add ginger garlic paste and chopped onions. Stir and mix. Add chopped beetroot. Stir and add salt , suger and garam masala.
Stir and mix. Add cashews and raisins.
Now add rice. Stir gently and saute for a minute. Add 2 cups of water . Close the cooker. Bring to full pressure and then in medium heat cook for 1 or 2 whistles.
Remove from heat. Let the cooker open itself.
Now open the cooker and add 1 tbsp butter.