Beetroot Pulav/Beetroot Rice


Basmati rice – 2 cups

Ghee – 3 tbsp

Cloves  – 4 nos

Cardamom – 4 nos

Cinnamon – 1 small piece

Onion, finely chopped – 1/2 cup

Ginger, chopped – 1 tsp

Green chillies, chopped – 1 tsp

Grated beetroot – 1/2 cup

Grated cheese – 2 tbsp

Salt as needed


Wash rice to remove any dirt.  Soak rice for about 10 minutes. Drain and set aside. 

Heat ghee in a kadai. Add rice and saute for 2 minutes and keep aside.

Boil 4 cups of water along with salt in a pan. Add sauteed rice to this and cook till all the water is dried out. When the rice is cooked, transfer the rice to a wide plate and allow it to cool. 

Heat ghee in a pan. Add cloves, cardamom and cinnamon. When it splutters, add onion, ginger, green chillies and saute well. Now add grated beetroot and mix well. Add salt. Fry till all the water is dried out. Now add cooked rice and mix well. Garnish with grated cheese, coriander leaves, fried cashews, and raisins.

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