Beetroot Rice

Beetroot Rice

I have posted few recipes using Beets so by now you should know my love for beets :).  I wanted to make Beetroot Pulav from Saptha blog for long and was ready to do it during one of those raining weekend we had in SG ...but I realize Saptha had used cooked rice, I didn't had mood and patience's to do all that so I went for my short cut way and just made it like rice with the ingredients in hand.  

So here is simple, quick and easy beets rice ..a one pot meal, those days when you are lazy to cook :).  
~ The pics are not very gud cause we had almost no light thanks to rain.  


Rice - 1 1/2 cup [ I used basmati]
Beetroot -  1 cup chopped or 1 small size
Onion - 1 [medium]
Green Chili - 2
Red Chili Powder - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Bisi Bela Bath Masala - 1 tbsp [optional]
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Garlic Pods - 2 large crushed
Curry leaves - few
Oil - 1-2 tbsp
Salt - to taste
Water - 2 1/2 cup


1. Wash, peel and chop the beetroot in small bite size pieces.  (you can grate the beets too)

2. Peel and slice the onion, slit the chiles. Wash and soak the rice for 10-15 minutes.

3. Heat oil in pressure cooker add cumin seeds once it cracks add garlic and saute, add onion, chili and curry leaves saute until onion becomes pink. 

4. Add chopped beets pieces and saute for a minute.  Include all the spice powder and give a stir cook for 1 minute.

5. Add rice and mix everything well.  Now add salt and water, check for spice and salt and adjust if required.

6. Close the cooker lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles.  Serve with any raitha of your choice.

This little bird waiting to taste the rice ;)
Have good weekend  ~~


  1. BBB masala in it sounds good..I also add sambar powder to most of my rice varieties..does give a nice taste..

  2. Rice looks very inviting. Liked the color of the rice.

  3. I have never cooked beets so far, weird is it? but yes :) I think I should change my mind and try this,sounds gr8!

  4. Nice one Priti!!! I love any dish with beetroots..;)
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

  5. Addition of BBB masala sounds very interesting..Beautiful rice.

  6. Thank You gals :)

    @Raks, nope it's not weird at all...my affair with beets started couple of years before too..and now it's going steady :).
    Even DH was not into beet but I try to make this like this rice n dal etc ..n so far no complains...once you start ...you wont look back

  7. Same pinch Priti, even I love beets. Pulao with bisi bele bhath masala!!, that tempts me. Thanks for sharing. Will try your version.

  8. Never thought of beets rice, will try for my hubby's lunch box. thnx priti :)

  9. @Sush ..that's wonderful to know ...let me know when you try.

    @Chitra ..glad to knw you liked it ...let me know when u try dear ..hope your hubby likes it too :)

  10. Looks v nice adding bisi bele bhath must have given it a v nice flavour...yummm!!!

  11. Colorful and yummy,rice looks so inviting.

  12. Love the colourful rice and yum yum..Am gonna bookmark this recipe..

  13. Never had beetroot rice but this really looks good. I love it.

    Have a great weekend.

  14. I always love the color of any dish because of beets in it. Beautifully done dear.

  15. Beetroot pulao looks awesome with beautiful color.

  16. Nice recipe...I like the variation in this...

  17. Priti i can imagine the flavour of this beautiful rice with BBB masala looks feantastic dear...

  18. I love beets too and end up making a simple stir fry every time. This rice looks like a nice variation. I made a grated, raw beets raita from Anjum Anand's cookbook, and it tasted really good.

  19. you know i never used beetroot in my cooking ...i should give this great veggie a try..your rice looks amazing..lovely color

  20. Thank U All :-)

    @Faith ...try it ..I guess you will liked it.

    @Priya ...I was same like you ..always make stir fry and I simply love that but since DH doesn't like stir fry so I try to do different things!

    @Preety ..perhaps it's time now to great this wonderful veggie dear :)

  21. That's a nice food blog that you have here! will try your beetroot rice for sure.

  22. That is an interesting and easy one.
    thanks for sharing it priti.

  23. oh..wow...that looks healthy n delicious...thanks for sharing this! hv a nice weekend! tk care!

  24. Never tried beetroot before but you've tempted me to try. Sounds delicious and love the spices you used in them...


  25. Lovely and yum recipe.Here is something I have to inform you, I recently received awards from Reshmi of Easy Cook and abiding by the rules I chose 15 nominees and you are one of them.In my post I have drawn attention to the 'Your Trial' section of your post because I quite like it. If you wish you may collect the awards from my blog.All the best.

  26. Just my first time seeing beetroot rice. Sounds special.

  27. @Suman and Palatable ..hope you guys try this :)

    @Shipi..thanks for e award dear :)

  28. Lovely colorful Rice, Am sure the taste should be awesome!

  29. hey thanks priti for trying this recipe fom my site... And iam on the way to prepare the cabbage dal .. from ur site!!!


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