How to make Gulbadan Pulao -

Ruby red rice sweetened by beetroot juice and sugar.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Basmati rice (बासमती चावल), Beetroot juice (चुकन्दर का रस)

Cuisine : Indian

Course : Rice

Gulbadan Pulao

Gulbadan Pulao Recipe Card


Hindi: chawal
How many times have we thought rice is a blessing? We use it for holy purposes but we also can pressure up a quick pulao or khichdi when hunger pangs are drumming away! This is one grain that is about 98% percent digestible. In India we are familiar with Basmati, Patna or brown rice but it is also available as Italian Rice and Glutinous Rice which is popular in Chinese and Japanese cuisines.

Prep Time : 1-1.30 hour

Cook time : 21-25 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Sweet

Ingredients for Gulbadan Pulao Recipe

  • Basmati rice soaked for 1 hour and drained 1 1/2 cups

  • Beetroot juice 2 cups

  • Ghee 4 tablespoons

  • Green cardamoms 5

  • Cinnamon 2 one-inch

  • Milk 1 cup

  • Powdered sugar 6 tablespoons

  • Slivered almonds 1 tablespoon

  • Slivered pistachios 1 tablespoon


Step 1

Heat ghee in a non-stick pan, add green cardamoms, cinnamon and basmati rice and mix well and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Step 2

Add beetroot juice, mix and cook for 3-4 minutes. Add milk and mix and cook till rice is almost done.

Step 3

Add ½ cup water and mix. Reduce heat, add powdered sugar and mix. Cover and cook on low heat till all the moisture gets absorbed.

Step 4

Once all the moisture gets absorbed, switch off heat and keep the pan covered for some time.

Step 5

Transfer into a serving bowl, garnish with almonds and pistachios and serve.

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