Beetroot Pulav

 Today is 1st of August and I have decided that I will blog regularly. Well, if you are wondering as to why I decided on this particular day, that is because both the kids are away and I need to use my time constructively without letting the children feel that their absence is immensely felt. Nothing can actually fill the void but I guess seeing these posts , they will be happy and proud of their motherJ.
INGREDIENTS
Recipe Source: Nalini's Kitchen
Basmati rice
1 cup
Beetroot
1
Green peas
¼  cup
Green chillies
3
Onion
1
Ginger garlic paste
2tsp
Cashew
10
Coconut milk
½  cup
Water
¾ cup
Turmeric powder
1/4 tsp
Red chilli powder
1 tsp or more
Coriander powder
1 tsp
Garam masala
1 tsp
Mint leaves
2 tbsp
Coriander leaves
 2 tbsp
Cloves
2
Cinnamon
1” piece
Bayleaf
2
Cumin seeds
1tsp
Ghee
2 tbsp
Salt
3/4 tsp
Lemon juice
1tsp

PREPARATION
Soak the rice in water for 220 mins
Cut the beetroot into small cubes. Slice the onions. Slit the green chillies and keep aside
Now heat the pressure pan. I have used a 2 lt pressure pan.
Add ghee and cumin seeds. Once the cumin seeds sizzle add the loves, cinnamon and bay leaf. Saute for few second
Next add the sliced onions and green chillies and saute for a few second
Add the ginger garlic paste and again saute for 1 minute
Now add the beetroot and green chillies and mix well
Add all the masala powder and saute for few second
Now drain the rice completely and add the rice. Mix well.
Add the coconut milk and water
Add the necessary salt
Put the mint and coriander leaves
Mix everything well
Put the lid on, and the weight and cook in high flame for 3 whistles
Switch off the stove till the pressure reduces completely
Now open carefully, mix well and serve warm with a raita of your choice

NOTE: The amount of water and salt can be varied according to your individual taste and texture that you like

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