Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Beetroot Pulao


grated beetroot - 2 cups
cooked rice - 1.5 cup
curry leaves - a handful
oil - 4 tbsp
green chillies - 3 -4 (slit in between)
cumin seeds - 1 tsp
salt to taste
onion - 1 (chopped)
garlic - a handful (crushed)

To grind:
peanuts - 1/2 cup
dried red chillies - 10
coconut - 2 tbsp
garlic - 5 - 7 pods

- grind the "to grind" ingredients to a fine powder
- to cook rice add 3 cups of water and 1 tbsp of oil to rice
- pressure cook until done and allow that to cool until they are slightly warm
- in a wide pan add oil and cumin seeds
- add crushed garlic and green chillies
- fry well
- add onions and curry leaves for 3 - 4 mins
- add the grated beetroot and the ground powder and toss for 4 - 5 mins
- add salt to taste
- add less than 1/4 cup of water and allow that to cook with the pan closed until they are dry
- add the rice and mix well
- serve hot with raita.


Pavithra said...

Wow I love ur recipe its somewhat different than what I do usually.. and i loved the ground mixture u have added sure.. I am making note of it.

Nithya said...

Looks yummy :) I just posted a different version of beetroot pulao yesterday and your version is making me drool again :) love it :)