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:

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

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  2. COLOURFUL PULAO. INVITING PICTURE

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  3. Lovely combo ...looks so gud

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

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  5. Looks colorful and also is healthy.

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

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

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  8. looks great and colorful (and healthy too)

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  9. Colorful and yummy rice combo.

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

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  11. Flavourful rice...perfect for lunch boc

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  12. Loved the colour. Healthy and delicious combo.

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

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

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

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  16. Great combo and very appealing to eyes too!

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

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  18. wow ! healthy n unusual combo :)

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

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  20. A flavorsome & attractive dish packed with nutrients!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  21. 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.

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  22. Wonderful and healthy pulao dear.. amazing click .. thanks for the lovely recipe :)
    Indian Cuisine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Deepa
    Hamaree Rasoi

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

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  32. so flavorful n colorful ~ totally drooling over it :))
    US Masala

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  33. lovely pot meal .. what a colour!

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  34. What a healthy combination :) Yummy looking rice :)

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

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  36. Another colorful and awesome combo dish.

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  37. wow a power packed lunch pulao looks so gorgeous

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  38. Lovely colouir and healthy one pot meal

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

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

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

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  42. many simple ingredients combined super well looks great!

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  43. Flavorful and yummy one pot meal :))

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

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

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  46. healthy and colorful
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  47. Looks yummy......

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

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

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