Since it’s the festival of colors this weekend, I wanted to prepare a dish that reflected the mood and incorporated a lot of colors.I was at my friend’s place yesterday afternoon and her mom had made a very colorful pulao (rice) with beets,carrots and peas.The dish was so flavorful with vibrant colors that I decided to try out her recipe.Here is my version of the beetroot pulao.
Onion- 1 large
Beetroot- 2-3 (medium size)
Peas – 1 can ( 250 g)
Mint leaves – 4-5
Green chillies – 2-3
Basmati rice – 1 and a half cup
Whole garam masala:
Cumin seeds- 1tsp
Cinnamon sticks – 1 inch
Cardamom – 3-4
Bay leaf – 1
Ghee- 2 tsp
1.Make thin slices of onion and chop the beets into tiny cubes.
2.In a pan add 2 tsp ghee and saute whole garam masala ( cumin,cinnamon,cloves,cardamom and bay leaf)
3.Add onion and sauté till it turns translucent.
4.Now add the chopped beetroot, peas and green chillies and cook for about 7-8 minutes.
5.Add one and a half cup rice and give it a quick mix and transfer the contents to a rice cooker.
5.Add 3 cups of water (rice to water ratio is 1:2), throw in the mint leaves and cook the rice.( I use an electric cooker)
(Try not to pressure cook it because the rice gets really mushy)