Beetroot rice or pulao.
A very flavourful and delicious comfort one pot satisfying meal.
And beetroot made this rice super healthy.
Beetroot is low in fat, full of vitamins and minerals and packed with powerful antioxidants. And it contains potassium, magnesium, iron, vitamins A, B6 and C, folic acid, carbohydrates, protein, antioxidants and soluble fibre. Not only that beetroot nutrition can also make your skin glow.
And you will get a natural lovely colour rice with beetroot.
This post is going to be a part of #Foodiemonday bloghop hot/cold rice recipe theme. My contribution is this easy, healthy and delicious beetroot rice or pulao.
I have made it with green peas. You can use fried cashew nuts or any dry fruits of your choice. If you want to make it non vegetarian add hard boiled eggs, boiled and shredded chicken or mutton.
Sharing a beetroot raita recipe too. This raita goes well with beetroot rice or pulao.
Rice – 1 cup
Beet – 1 peeled and grated
Green chilli – 1 – 2 finely chopped
Ginger – 1 inch piece grated
Garlic – 4 – 5 cloves crushed or finely chopped
Onion – 2 sliced
Lemon – 1
Green cardamom – 4
Cloves – 4
Cinnamon – 1″ piece
Mace or javitri – 2 string
Star anise – 1
Kababchini or cubeb – 4
Cumin seeds – 1 teaspoon
Bay leaf – 1
Cumin powder – 1 teaspoon
salt to taste
Black pepper powder – 1 teaspoon
Garam masala powder – 1/2 teaspoon, optional
Turmeric powder – 1/4 teaspoon
Green peas – 1 cup
Cilantro – 1 cup chopped
Mint leaves – 1/2 cup chopped
Oil or ghee/clarified butter – 2 tablespoon
Water – 1 & 1/2 cup
Wash and soak the rice for 15 minutes.
Crush cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, mace, star anise and Kababchini or cubeb in a mortal pastel.
Heat 2 tablespoon clarified butter/ghee or oil. I have used 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon ghee.
Add bay leaf, crushed whole spices and cumin seeds. Let the seeds crackle.
Add sliced onions and garlic. Fry till the onion becomes brown.
Add grated ginger and chopped green chilli. Saute for few seconds.
Add grated beetroot, salt, chopped cilantro, mint leaves and all the spices.
Saute till the mixture dried up completely.
Now add the drained rice. Mix gently.
Add green peas, water and juice of 1 lemon. Mix well. You can add fried cashew nuts or any dry fruits of your choice.
Close the lid. Switch off the flame after 1 whistle.
Don’t open the pressure cooker immediately. Wait for the pressure to go down naturally.
Open the lid. Fluff the rice gently.
Serve it with healthy and yummy beetroot raita.
Recipe of healthy and nutritious raita
Curd – 1 cup
Grated beetroot – 3/4 cup
Cumin (dry roasted and powdered) 1/2 teaspoon
Rock salt – 1/2 teaspoon
Chopped coriander leaves – 1 teaspoon
Salt to taste
Red chilli powder – 1/4 teaspoon
Black paper powder – 1/2 teaspoon
Sugar – 1/4 teaspoon ( optional)
Peel and grate the beetroot.
Mix with coriander leaves, rock salt, Cumin powder, salt, chilli powder and black paper powder. Add beaten curd and mix well. Serve chilled.
You can add some chopped capsicum and onions to give little crunchiness but its optional.
Serve chilled, delicious and colorful raita with hot beetroot rice or pulao.
Or enjoy the healthy and delicious rice with any raita or chutney.