Red Amaranth And Beet Pulav:

4 from 1 vote

Red amaranth is very beautiful and a natural source of energy, rich in iron and a whole lot of micro nutrients and fibre. It is very high in calcium and very good for all ages, from infants to adults. On the other hand, beets are also packed with anti-oxidants, Folic acid and Iron. Which is considered as a super food to fight anaemia. When my home grown red amaranth is harvested, this rice dish is what we love to eat, by adding Beetroot chunks to enhance the nutritional value. One can enjoy this Beet and Amaranth one pot super tasty dish with any form of yogurt based side dish or even with plain yogurt and pickle. One can carry this in a tiffin box as well. It is a very good idea to feed greens to those who don’t like them, without they even noticing 😉 This time, when I harvested red amaranth, I thought of using fresh ground masala and it really tasted divine, oozing with flavours.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Served AsBrunch, Dinner, Lunch
Servings 5


  • Basmati Rice – 3 cups
  • Beet root – 1 big
  • Red Amaranth – 1 Small bunch
  • Onions – 2 sliced
  • Ghee/oil– 3 table spoons
  • Cumin -1 tea spoon
  • Bay leaves – 2 small
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 table spoon
  • Milk – 1 cup
  • Curd -1 cup
  • Brown Bread – 3 slices
  • For Fresh masala:
  • Coriander – 1 tea spoon
  • Cumin – ½ tea spoon
  • Cardamom -2
  • Cloves- 2
  • Cinnamon – 1”
  • Black pepper – 8
  • Nutmeg – 1 pinch
  • Dried Red chillies - 2
  • Fenugreek seeds – ¼ tsp


  • -Wash rice and soak for 15 minutes.Wash Beetroot, peel the skin, chop into bite size pieces. Wash Amaranth greens, chop.
  • -Now take one pressure cooker. Add ghee or oil, fry cumin and bay leaves.Add sliced onion, fry until it is brown.Add ginger garlic paste, fry for 2 minutes.
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  • Mix everything and add milk, curd, 4 cups of water and 1 tea spoon of ghee, close the lid.After one whistle, keep it in a simmer for one/two minutes and switch off the gas.
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  • Now make small square size pieces of brown bread and deep fry and drain out excess oil.When pressure releases, add bread croutons and lightly mix everything. serve with any raita or plain curd and pickle.

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