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Beetroot Pulao Recipe for Babies, Toddlers and Kids | Rice Varieties

Beetroot Pulao - colorful & tasty Beetroot pulao with pess for babies, toddlers and kids. Perfect for lunch box.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Rice/Pulao
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Kalyani


  • Basmati rice - 1 cup
  • Beetroots  - ¾ cup finely chopped
  • Green Peas -  4 tbsp
  • Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
  • Onion - 1 medium sized
  • Tomato - 1 small sized
  • Green chillies - 1 splitted
  • Mint leaves -a handful
  • Coriander leaves - a handful
  • Red chilli powder - 1 tsp
  • Garam masala powder - ½ tsp
  • Water - 1.5 cups
  • Lemon juice - 2 tsp
  • Salt - as required

To temper

  • Ghee - 1.5 tbsp
  • Bay leaves - 1
  • Cinnamon - ¼ inch piece
  • Cloves - 2
  • Cardamom - 1



  • Measure 1cup of rice in a measuring cup and wash the rice twice. Soak it in water for 20 to 30 minutes. Set aside. Wash and Chop beetroots, mint leaves and coriander leaves. Chop the onions length wise and finely chop tomatoes. Keep everything ready.


  • Heat a small pressure cooker with ghee and add bay leaves, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom. Saute it for 2 minutes . Add onions and give a quick stir.
  • Now add ginger garlic paste. Saute them nicely until golden brown. Once the onions becomes golden brown and the raw smell of ginger garlic paste leaves, add tomatoes.
  • Fry them until the raw smell of tomatoes leaves. Then add the coriander leaves, mint leaves and green chillies. Mix them together and saute them for 3 minutes. Now add chopped beetroots & green peas.Mix well.
  • Now Add red chilli powder and garam masala powder. Saute for two minutes or until the masalas gets blended with the veggies. Then add the soaked rice to the gravy along with salt and fry them for a minute.
  • Add required amount of water and bring it to a boil.
  • Close the lid of pressure cooker and cook everything in a medium flame for two whistles. Once the pressure releases, open the cooker, add lemon juice and fluff the rice with a fork.


Serving: 2g