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Beetroot rice recipe

Beetroot and peas pulao recipe - simple, healthy and delicious rice recipes for lunchbox.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: beetroot, rice recipes
Servings: 3 servings
Author: Jinoo Jayakrishnan
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  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1 no bay leaf
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 2 no cardamom
  • 3 no cloves
  • 1 no green chilli - broken
  • 1 medium onion - chopped
  • 6-8 no dry grapes
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 2 tbsp green peas
  • 1 medium beetroot - diced
  • 3/4 cup basmati rice - soaked for 15-20 minutes
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • salt to taste
  • 1 handful chopped coriander leaves


  • Soak the basmati rice in water for 20 minutes
  • Heat oil in a pan and add all the whole spices: cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaf, cloves and onions.
  • Fry till onions are slightly brown.
  • Further, add dry grapes and ginger garlic paste. saute till raw smell leaves.
  • wash and add the fresh peas, diced beetroots and mix well.
  • Drain the soaked rice and add the rice to the pan.
  • saute for 10 seconds/till a minute until all the moisture leaves and rice gets coated with oil.
  • add turmeric powder, chilli powder, garam masala and mix well.
  • saute till the masala gets blended.
  • add 1 cup of water and chopped coriander leaves.
  • let the water come to a boil. close and let it cook in simmer for about 8 minutes.
  • put off the flame and let it sit undisturbed for 5-10 minutes. open and fluff it up.
  • serve hot with raita.