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Beetroot rice/ Beetroot pulao

There are many pulao recipes of rice such as veg pulao, peas pulao, jeera rice, chicken pulao etc.  Beetroot rice or beetroot pulao is a very sweet and tasty rice recipe that I like to cook and eat. It's very easy to prepare and I love the colour of the dish too. Beetroot rice can be Served with raita , salad and some vegetable or meat recipe. 

Beetroot rice/ Beetroot pulao


  • 1 cup basmati rice or joha rice,
  • 1 big sized beetroot finely chopped,
  • 1 big onion finely chopped,
  • 1/2 tbsp ginger garlic paste,
  • 2-3 green cardamom,
  • 2-3 clove,
  • 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.


  1. Rinse rice and soak it for 10 minutes.  After 10 minutes drain and keep rice aside.( I am using pressure cooker for 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.)
  2. In a pressure cooker heat oil. Add cinnamon,  cardamom and bay leave. When crackling add ginger garlic paste and chopped onions. Fry till translucent.  Add chopped beetroot. Stir and add salt , suger and garam masala.
  3.  Stir and mix. Add cashews and raisins.
  4. Now add rice. Stir gently and saute for  few minute. 
  5. Add 2 cups of water .  Close the cooker.  Bring to full pressure and then in medium heat cook for 1 or 2 whistles.
  6. Remove from heat.  Let the cooker open itself.
  7. Now open the cooker and add 1 tbsp butter.
  8. Serve hot.


  1. I love beetroot. I think its one of the magic ingredients that Asians completely love! It works as a natural colour to a lot of desserts. Amazing recipes :)


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