Briyani’s are all time favorite , I usually make mixed Vegetable briyani every 15 days once.For a change i tried Beet root briyani, it came out very well.I have used my pressure cooker this time instead of my handey pan.I have heard a lot about this Easy beetroot briyani from amma ,Yes she use to say that her close friend use to try this for her grand kid, and they never complaint about the briyani recipe as it has right color and taste. So amma told me to add coconut milk completely ! Specifically mention thick coconut milk ! But i was worried about the taste and of course calorie. So halved the coconut milk and that too i have added only semi thick . It came out very nice, My hubby who is a briyani lover ,told me that it has all the flavors 🙂
I generally make Brinjal kuruma to accompany the Briyani ! for me i generally make onion Raitha and some times i take it with chips and plain curd too.The happiest part is i have learnt and nailed the art of cooking the Basmathi rice 🙂 which i always proud about myself. So do try and let me know how it turned out, I am sure you will enjoy this Easy beetroot Briyani.
Preparation Time : 15 minutes
Cooking time :20 minutes
soaking time : 45 minutes
Serves – 3 ppl
Beetroot – 1/2 cup finely chopped
Onion – 2 medium size finely sliced
Tomato – 2 medium size finely chopped
Green chilly – 2 nos slit in to two
ginger garlic paste – 2 tsp
Bay leaf – 2 medium size
Cinnamon – 1 small stick
mace – 1 small piece
ghee – 1 tbsp
oil – 1 tbsp
curd – 2 tbsp
red chilly powder – 2 tsp
coconut milk – 1 cup (semi thick)
Basmathi Rice – 1 cup
salt – as required
Coriander leaves – to temper.
Soak the BasmathiRice for 45 minutes.Then finely chop the veggies and ready with the ginger garlic paste.Now take a cooker add the ghee and oil once melt and hot , try evenly spread the ghee mixed oil by roating the cooker. This way we can prevent the burning at the bottom. Now add the bay leaf, cinnamon and mace and give a nice stir for 30 seconds. Then add the green chilly saute for a minute.
Now add the chopped onion and give a nice mix, saute till its halfcooked, then add the chopped tomato saute for a minute then add the salt, red chilly powder, saute till its oozes its water. Then add the chopped Beetroot and add the required amt of salt. saute till the raw smell goes.
Then strain the soaked basmathi rice water, and add it to cooker and give a nice mix, then add the 1 cup of semi thick coconut milk and 3/4 cup of water. give a nice mix for evenly mix. Then adjust salt, wait for the water to get it boil, once its starts boiling, close the cooker and keep the whistle. Leave for 2 whisltles. Then keep the flame to slow for 5 minutes then off the flame.
Once the steam goes, remove the lid, and fluff the rice using fork. And serve it with onion Raitha, or some brinjal Gravy or koorma. It will be fine !
- If you wish you can add 1 3/4 cup of coconut milk, i feel it will be too heavy thats y 1 cup milk 3/4 cup water.
- Soaking for 45 minutes is must, thats y we have reduced the water level to 3/4 cup.
- Make sure you grease the bottom with ghee + oil mixture.