Beetroot Rice | Beetroot Pulao

Wanting to bring in a burst of color, naturally in your otherwise white rice dishes? This Beetroot Rice recipe is at your service. A simple, vegan and gluten free lunch idea, the Beetroot Rice or Beetroot Pulao is made with basmati rice, finely chopped beetroot, onion, spices and herbs. It is the easiest way to…

beetroot rice garnished with coriander leaves and served in a white bowl with text layovers.

Wanting to bring in a burst of color, naturally in your otherwise white rice dishes? This Beetroot Rice recipe is at your service. A simple, vegan and gluten free lunch idea, the Beetroot Rice or Beetroot Pulao is made with basmati rice, finely chopped beetroot, onion, spices and herbs. It is the easiest way to turn your meal, a beautiful red and also really nutritious with the goodness of beets. You may find the list of ingredients much, but trust me all of it is just what your everyday foodstuffs from an Indian kitchen. I’d say, go for this dish.

beetroot rice garnished with coriander leaves and served in a white bowl with text layovers.beetroot rice garnished with coriander leaves and served in a white bowl with text layovers.

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At home, I usually make this Pulao either with mixed veggies or just one veggie. However, in this Beetroot Rice recipe, it is the beetroot which is quite the highlight of the entire dish. Since it also uses curry leaves and mustard seeds, the flavor is more of South Indian. So, at the end you can also sprinkle some fresh grated coconut on the rice.

If you’d like more vegetables in this Beetroot Rice, please go ahead and add. For instance, you can add green peas, potatoes and carrots. Some fresh leafy greens like spinach (palak) or fenugreek leaves (methi) can also be added in small quantity. Carrot and beetroot really pair well together.

This Beetroot Rice recipe is slightly spicy from the green chilies and red chili powder, which is balanced aptly with the…

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