Beetroot and Beet Green Pulao

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Beetroot and Beet Green Pulao

This Beetroot Pulao or Pulav or Pilaf is a simple one pot meal that I cook very often when I am in hurry or have run out of ideas for dinner menu! I make my own Pulao Masala Powder from scratch by roasting selected aromatic spices and then grinding them in my trusty old mixer grinder. There is nothing better than freshly ground most aromatic and flavourful Pulao Masala Powder. But if you are short of time or don’t have patience or ingredients to make your own, you can simply use the store brought Pulao Masala or Garam Masala. Generous amount of beetroots and their greens flavoured with coconut milk and delicately spiced with freshly ground homemade Pulao Masala Powder tastes so good that you have to try it yourself to see it.! If you can’t get hold of beet greens, simply use spinach or fresh fenugreek leaves and it will taste equally good and nutritious. Do give this Beetroot and Beet Greens Pulao a try and see if you fall in love with this bright coloured and flavourful rice dish.

Ingredients:

2 cups Basmati Rice
1- 1½ cups Beetroot, washed, peeled and chopped into 1 inch long pieces
2-3 packed cups Beet Greens, washed and chopped roughly (read notes)
1 large Onion, thinly sliced or 5-6 Spring Onions, thinly chopped (keep the greens separate)
1½ tsp Ginger-Garlic Paste
1-2 Green Chillies, sliced (Optional, adjust as per taste)
2 cups Coconut Milk, fresh or canned or 2 cups full fat Milk (dairy or non-dairy)
2 tbsp Oil or Ghee Salt to taste

For Pulav/Pulao Masala Powder:
1 tsp Jeera/Cumin Seeds
1 tsp Saunf/Fennel Seeds
1 Bay Leaf
1 tbsp Dhania/Coriander Seeds
1½ inch Cinnamon Stick
4 Cloves
4 Green Cardamoms
1 – 2 Dried Red Chillies (Adjust as per taste)

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