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
- Cooked Rice – 2 ½ Cup
- Beetroot – 1 Medium
- Onion – 2 Medium
- Green Chilly – 1 or 2, slit
- Chilly Powder – ½ tsp
- Coriander Powder – 1 tsp
- Amchur Powder – ½ tsp
- Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp
- Bay Leaf – 1
- Cardamom – 2
- Cloves – 2
- Cinnamon – a small piece
- Cashenuts - few
- Ghee – 2 tsp
- Oil – 2 tsp
- Coriander Leaves – for garnish
- Heat a pan or kadai with the oil and ghee.
- Add the cumin seeds, bay leaf, cardamom, cloves and cinnamom. Sauté for a minute.
- Next add in the thinly sliced onion and slit green chilly. Fry till the onions turn light brown.
- Now add the grated beetroot and for a minute. Cover and cook on medium flame for 4 to 5 minutes.
- Next add the coriander powder, red chilly powder and amchur powder. Mix well.
- 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.