Thursday, June 28, 2012

Beetroot Pulao





Schools have reopened. Though children enjoy their vacations to the maximum, it is only when the school reopens that they get back into their routine and are engaged productively throughout the day. As much as my daughter loves her holidays, she equally enjoys going to school as well. Once the school reopens, she doesn’t like to miss her classes even a single day.

Children get all excited, days prior to the start of the academic session. They are thrilled to go shopping for their new bags, pencil box, lunch box, water bottle etc. My daughter loves pink, and she makes sure that all her school accessories are of her favourite colour. She is even particular about the label that goes on the cover of the books. They have to have the Barbie picture.

Children are all set and happy. What about the mothers? I guess moms also are happy that their children have stepped into yet another year of learning and playing. But what is a big struggle for mothers is to make their children have some healthy wholesome food while they are busy with their books and friends. So here is a really healthy, delicious and really colourful meal that can be put together in no time – Beetroot Pulao. It is perfect for your kids as well as your lunch box.



Serves - 2
What you’ll need
  1. Cooked Rice – 2 ½ Cup
  2. Beetroot – 1 Medium
  3. Onion – 2 Medium
  4. Green Chilly – 1 or 2, slit
  5. Chilly Powder – ½ tsp
  6. Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
  7. Amchur Powder – ½ tsp
  8. Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
  9. Bay Leaf – 1
  10. Cardamom – 2
  11. Cloves – 2
  12. Cinnamon – a small piece
  13. Cashenuts - few
  14. Ghee – 2 tsp
  15. Oil – 2 tsp
  16. Coriander Leaves – for garnish

Method
  1. Heat a pan or kadai with the oil and ghee.
  2. Add the cumin seeds, bay leaf, cardamom, cloves and cinnamom. Sauté for a minute.
  3. Next add in the thinly sliced onion and slit green chilly. Fry till the onions turn light brown.
  4. Now add the grated beetroot and for a minute. Cover and cook on medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes.
  5. Next add the coriander powder, red chilly powder and amchur powder. Mix well.
  6. Now add the cooked rice and salt to taste. Mix thoroughly till the rice gets heated up.

Garnish with fresh coriander leaves.

Serve as it is or with a raitha of your choice.



Linking to Show me your HITS - Beets and Carrots hosted by Anusha.

24 comments:

Ganga Sreekanth said...

so yummy!!

Rajani said...

Great colourful lunch box idea. Good luck to your daughter for her new school year.

Priya said...

Super vibrant and yummy one pot meal..My best wishes to ur daughter Kaveri.

Anu said...

A vibrant color, great one.

faseela said...

healthy yummy n attractive rice....

Vineetha said...

What a colour...every kid will happy to see such a colurful dish in their lunch box ! Yummy !

Spice up the Curry said...

what a vibrant color of pulao, nice one

Roshni said...

Super healthy rice... love the click

Vijayalakshmi Dharmaraj said...

wow!! what a colorful and healthy lunch:-)

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Suja Manoj said...

Colorful and so yummy rice.

Swathi Iyer said...

Beetroot pulao looks delicious Kaveri. My daughter like beet root a lot. You are right when the kids eating really well that makes mom happy.

Julie said...

superb color n yummy yum delicious,I too made this last week before!!

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Vimitha Anand said...

Radiant and colorful pulao

Maayeka said...

Healthy rice with so bright colour..looks so inviting..

Sangeetha said...

very delicious and colorful looking pulao, lovely preparation!!
Thanks so much Kaveri for sending it to HITS series..
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Gayathri NG said...

Tasty n healthy pulao...

Reshmi Mahesh said...

Colorful yummy pulao...

Vidhya said...

Yummy I will give this a try.I am sure this would be loved by any child.

Torviewtoronto said...

rice looks superb

Hema said...

Even I did this couple of days back, yet to post, love the color..

Nisha said...

Beautiful Colors. I loved ur napkin in the picture.

Kalyan said...

Just mouthwatering...would love to have some!

Archana said...

Looks very delicious. I would not mind going to school if I am getting this for lunch;)

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Lovely color Kaveri, looks so good.

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