Beetroot  Pulao

Today's post is the result of my husband's homework. You read it right. I asked my husband to look into 8-10 cookbooks and mark the ones he would love to try. It was a funny scene at home with my husband asking me about the vegetables on hand, time at my disposal etc and my older one joining him in adding to the list of to-dos.

Finally I picked up from the list and made this almost one pot meal which was very filling and colorful at the same time. This goes to the CCChallenge for the month of Nov week 3.

Ingredients - 

Basmati Rice 2 cups
Beetroot, grated 1 cup
Potatoes, sliced 1 1/2 cups
Onions, chopped 1 cup
Fresh/Frozen Coconut, grated 1/2 cup
Green Chillies, finely chopped 3-4 (or as needed)
Salt as needed
Turmeric 1/4 tsp
Lemon/Lime Juice as needed
Seasoning (Oil / Ghee 3 Tbsp, Cumin Seeds 1/2 tsp,)

Method Of Preparation -

Cook the basmati rice so that each grain is separate. While the rice is cooking lets prepare the masala for the pulao.

In a heated kadai/wok, add oil/ghee and the rest of the seasoning ingredients. After the mustard seeds pop, saute the onions until translucent.

Add grated beetroot to the onions and saute. Meanwhile parboil the potatoes and drain them.

Add those parboiled potatoes to the kadai. Sprinkle the coconut, turmeric and saute until the potatoes are cooked through and turn a little crispy.

Sprinkle salt and the cooked rice as well. Mix well and adjust the salt. Squeeze in the lime. arnish with coriander leaves and fried cashews. Serve hot/warm with Raitha.

Preparation Time 30 min
Serves 4-5
Posted by Harini R on Saturday, November 16, 2013


  1. Anonymous Says:
  2. Nice one dear.. I love one pot meals.. I just add all the vegetables (if they complement each other) and make the pulao..

  3. Srivalli Says:
  4. Now this is the sort of homework I would love to give my hubby as well..what a wonderful thing to have the family involved in what you want to cook..the rice looks awesome Harini..very healthy as well..

  5. Unknown Says:
  6. Very healthy pulao.. looks colorful!!

  7. I like beet pulav .Love the color ! Looks so yummy....

  8. Padmajha Says:
  9. Pulao looks delicious! And you have set me thinking. I in turn will give my cookbooks to my family and ask them to chose dish for them :)

  10. Very tasty & healthy Pulao, I'm sure.

  11. great to make the event into a family affair..rice looks so colorful and inviting

  12. Unknown Says:
  13. great one pot recipe... a fulfilling dish and healthy tooo

  14. Pavani Says:
  15. I wish my husband does this homework as well :-) Your husband definitely gets an 'A+' for his HW. Beetroot pulao looks colorful and must have tasted amazing.

  16. Janani Says:
  17. wow that must have tasted very good. I love beetroot and don't know much stuff to do this is a def try one in my list thanks for sharing.

  18. Vinitha Says:
  19. Interesting :) My little one hates beetroot and this might just entice her

  20. veena Says:
  21. The rice looks very nice and colourful!!!

  22. nasreen basu Says:
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