Monday, May 9, 2011

Beets, Soyachunks & Methi Pulao

We are starting again blogging marathon today and i'll be running for next 7 days with Srivalli and my other blogger buddies with kid's delight - Colourful meals using fruits and veggies as theme, am really very happy to run again blogging marathon...

One more delicious one pot meal from my kitchen, which suits terribly prefect as a lunch box menu also a colourful and catchy rice dish for kids, serve it simply with chips none will never say no to this wonderful,flavourful,filling and this healthy pulao..Beets gives a wonderful colour and a mild sweetness to this pulao while soyachunks tastes exactly like meat and methi leaves gives a wonderful flavour,finally all together give more healthiness to this pulao..As i told before, i have picky eaters at home, thats why i usually mix and match many ingredients or veggies together to prepare our daily menu, my lil one loved this yummy pulao and enjoyed with chips for his lunch also he didnt noticed the addition of methi leaves..I enjoyed feeding my family with wonderful catchy pulao for our lunch and we all loved it..

Beets,Soyachunks & Methi Pulao

2cups Basmati Rice
1cup Coconut milk
2cups Beets (chopped)
1/2cup Methi leaves (chopped)
1cup Soya chunks
2nos Onions (chopped)
3nos Green chillies (slit opened)
1tsp Ginger garlic paste
1tsp Garam masala powder
1/2tsp Red chilly powder
1tsp Coriander powder
2nos Whole spices (bayleaves, cloves,cinnamon sticks,cardamoms)
Salt
Oil

Wash and soak basmati rice with coconut milk and 3cups of water for 10minutes, cook the rice in rice cooker with the soaked coconut milk-water...keep aside and let them cool completely..meanwhile cook the soyachunks with water and salt until they double their volume,drain the water and squeeze out the chunks and keep aside..

Heat oil in a tawa, fry the whole spices until they turns brown, add the chopped onions,slit opened green chillies and ginger garlic paste until the onions turns transculent, add now the chopped beets,chopped methi leaves, saute until the veggies gets half cooked..

Add the soya chunks, garam masala powder, red chilly powder and coriander powder and salt,cook everything in simmer,sprinkle water and cook until the veggies get well coated with the spices..Add the cooked rice to the cooked veggis and toss gently well until the rice gets well mixed..

Serve hot with chips or any side dish..

63 comments:

vaishali sabnani said... Reply To This Comment

Health packed meal!!absolutely nourishing n a new combo of veggies n rice!!*****five stars :))

vidhas said... Reply To This Comment

COLOURFUL PULAO. INVITING PICTURE

srividhya Ravikumar said... Reply To This Comment

lovely colour dear... yumm

Priti said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely combo ...looks so gud

Vardhini said... Reply To This Comment

Very colorful and healthy ..

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Mugdha said... Reply To This Comment

Woww love this...looks v colofull and soo yummy...:)

Chitra said... Reply To This Comment

Looks colorful and also is healthy.

Curry Leaf said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and colourful rice.coconut milk and beets and garam masala.Love the way you try out recipes.

Mélange said... Reply To This Comment

No doubt kids will be attracted to this..So colorful & healthy !

Chitra said... Reply To This Comment

looks great and colorful (and healthy too)

Kesav said... Reply To This Comment

Colorful and yummy rice combo.

Divya.M said... Reply To This Comment

looks wondeful, colourful .....yummy...as usual u always rocks...

Sharmilee! :) said... Reply To This Comment

Flavourful rice...perfect for lunch boc

Zareena said... Reply To This Comment

Loved the colour. Healthy and delicious combo.

Mehjabeen Arif said... Reply To This Comment

Thats a sure one pot meal.. love the nutritious color..

Prathibha said... Reply To This Comment

So many flavors in d rice..looks yummy,healthy,colorful n appetizing..

Priya Sreeram said... Reply To This Comment

pulao looks heavenly- yum !

Chitra said... Reply To This Comment

nice co;or. will try for my hubby's lunch box :)

RAKS KITCHEN said... Reply To This Comment

Great combo and very appealing to eyes too!

AMMU MOHAN said... Reply To This Comment

wow looks very colorful......yummy..

Mom Chef said... Reply To This Comment

wow ! healthy n unusual combo :)

Kurinji said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely color and nice combo...
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kaveri said... Reply To This Comment

colorful and healthy pulao...will be a sure shot hit with kids...looking forward to some interesting kids recipes this week

Prathima Rao said... Reply To This Comment

A flavorsome & attractive dish packed with nutrients!!
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Raji said... Reply To This Comment

Love the attractive colour of the pulao Priya...very healthy too and each grain is so fluffy...looking forward for some colourful kids friendly recipes during this BM.

Hari Chandana said... Reply To This Comment

Wonderful and healthy pulao dear.. amazing click .. thanks for the lovely recipe :)
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Rachana said... Reply To This Comment

Love this colourful and flavourful rice dish. I made the raspberry smoothie and loved it. thanks for sharing the recipe.

Usha said... Reply To This Comment

Colorful pulao! Love the color beat gives to the food we add it to.. :)

Santosh Bangar said... Reply To This Comment

nice color rice is healthy

Now Serving said... Reply To This Comment

Yummy red rice, very attractive for children and healthy too! Rock on, Priya dear :)

Happy Cook / Finla said... Reply To This Comment

As usual i am sure you will have no trouble with the marathon.
Pilav looks so good, love thecolor too.

Lizy said... Reply To This Comment

Rice looks so long... sounds very healthy..

Harini said... Reply To This Comment

Eagerly looking forward to more colorful treats .. Innovative combo for a pulao !

divya said... Reply To This Comment

lovely recipe.. looks too good and inviting dear..

Hamaree Rasoi said... Reply To This Comment

what a delightful color of the rice !! Very nutritious indeed

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Nandini said... Reply To This Comment

A great combo! I'd really like to pack some of this for lunch!

aipi said... Reply To This Comment

so flavorful n colorful ~ totally drooling over it :))
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Uma said... Reply To This Comment

lovely pot meal .. what a colour!

Srivalli said... Reply To This Comment

Looks great Priya..

Jay said... Reply To This Comment

wow...yummy yummy..
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Reshmi Mahesh said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and yummy rice...

Krithi's Kitchen said... Reply To This Comment

This indeed is too colorful and inviting to me missed...Yummy...
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Nithya said... Reply To This Comment

What a healthy combination :) Yummy looking rice :)

sangee vijay said... Reply To This Comment

healthy n delicious combo...brilliant idea...colorful n its more inviting too !!!

Sensible Vegetarian said... Reply To This Comment

Another colorful and awesome combo dish.

sanjeeta kk said... Reply To This Comment

Such a lovely rice recipe, priya!

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Smitha said... Reply To This Comment

lovely idea!!...looks yummy!
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saffronstreaks said... Reply To This Comment

wow a power packed lunch pulao looks so gorgeous

Sarah Naveen said... Reply To This Comment

Healthy and yummy Pulao...

Shanthi said... Reply To This Comment

Lovely colouir and healthy one pot meal

Quay Po Cooks said... Reply To This Comment

Never tasted pulao before. Curiious to find out how it taste.

sojo said... Reply To This Comment

mamma mia.... beautiful color...healthy and tasty as well

Vimitha Anand said... Reply To This Comment

What a different combination... Lovely color and flavorful rice...

Suma Gandlur said... Reply To This Comment

Very colorful and healthy!

Ananda Rajashekar said... Reply To This Comment

many simple ingredients combined super well looks great!

Pushpa said... Reply To This Comment

Flavorful and yummy one pot meal :))

Cool Lassi(e) said... Reply To This Comment

Methi Pulao looks awesome! Today you have posted recipes that all have gorgeous colors! Love to polish this off with the strawberry lemonade. YUm!

Swathi said... Reply To This Comment

Pulao looks awesome color with beets, soyachunks and methi adds nutrients.

Chaitanya said... Reply To This Comment

healthy and colorful
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Aarthi said... Reply To This Comment

Looks yummy......

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veena krishnakumar said... Reply To This Comment

love the colour. the addition of methi must be very flavourful.....yummmmmm

SouthIndianHome said... Reply To This Comment

Colorful and healthy.Ideal for lunch box

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Padma said... Reply To This Comment

I bet this is the loveliest colorful recipe of biryani!! and healthy too!! bookmarking for future reference