INSTANT POT Beetroot Rice|Beetroot Biryani|Beetroot Pulav|Easy Rice Recipe

 I have prepared this dish in my electric pressure cooker, Instant Pot DUO60 6 QT

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INSTANT POT Beetroot Rice|Beetroot Biryani|Beetroot Pulav
Serves 2
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
6 min
Total Time
21 min
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
6 min
Total Time
21 min
  1. measuring cup used ,1 cup = 250 ml
  2. 1 cup,Basmati Rice
  3. 1 medium,Onion thinly sliced
  4. 1 cup,Grated Beetroot
  5. 1/2 cup,Green Peas( i used frozen)
  6. 3 slit,Green chilli
  7. 1 tablespoon,ginger-garlic paste
  8. 1 teaspoon,cumin/jeera seeds
  9. 1 teaspoon, Biryani masala or garam masala
  10. 1 teaspoon, coriander powder
  11. Mint leaves - fistful(optional)
  12. Curry leaves - few(optional)
  13. 2 tablespoon,chopped Coriander leaves
  14. Salt needed
  15. 1.5 to 2 cups,Water (depends on rice quality)
  16. 1 tablespoon,Fresh Lemon juice
For the seasoning
  1. 2 tablespoon, Oil
  2. 1,Bay leaf
  3. 2,Cloves
  4. 1 inch piece,Cinnamon
  5. 1, Cardamom
  1. Press saute mode on Instant Pot. Add oil and once it's hot add Bay leaf,Cinnamon sticks, Cardamom, Cloves,Curry Leaves,Cumin.
  2. Fry for 30 secs(till aromatic).
  3. Then add green chillies, ginger-garlic paste and saute for 1-2 minutes,
  4. Then add sliced onions,Saute for 2-3 minutes until translucent -stir regularly
  5. Add green peas,grated beetroot and cook for another 2 minutes.
  6. Add biryani powder,coriander powder and mix well.
  7. Add rinsed Basmati Rice,water,salt and give a stir .
  8. Press CANCEL button on Instant Pot
  9. Close the lid on the pot, and turn valve from VENTING to SEALING position.
  10. Set the pot to MANUAL/PRESSURE COOK (High Pressure) and set timer to 6 minutes
  11. Wait for natural pressure release (NPR) for 10 minutes (Wait until silver button on lid drops).BE CAREFUL OF THE HOT STEAM
  12. Remove lid away from you,garnish with Cilantro and lime juice
  13. Beetroot Rice is ready.
  1. Wash rice until water runs clear. Keep aside.
  2. Heat a pressure cooker with oil, add spices,jeera,green chilies.Saute for 30 secs until they begin to crackle.
  3. Add curry leaves ,ginger garlic paste ,Fry till the raw smell goes away
  4. Add onions and saute till soft.
  5. Add green peas,grated beetroot and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Add biryani powder,coriander powder and mix well.
  7. Add 1 cup rice,water,salt and stir well
  8. Cover the cooker with lid and cook for two whistles.
  9. After 10 mins Fluff up the rice gently.garnish with coriander leaves and lemon juice
  10. Beetroot rice is ready to serve.
  1. 1.If you are soaking rice before ,then add 1.5 cups of water for 1 cup of water.
  2. 2.You can also add finely chopped beetroot instead of grated beetroot.
  3. 3.You can increase or decrease spice accordingly
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