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Friday, January 21, 2011

Rainbow Pulao in Microwave

This is my second venture in Microwave cooking. This time I tried Some Pulao and making Pulao is the most easiest to make in Microwave. I tried Rainbow Pulao and Lemon Rice so far. Today, I'll share the Rainbow Pulao recipe....

Ingredients :
Basmati Rice : 1 cup
Onion : 1(sliced)
Water : 11/2 cups
Beetroot : 1/2
Carrot : 1(small)
Tomato Puree : 1 tblsp.
Red Chilli powder : 1 tsp.
Orange Food Color : 1/2 tsp.
Spinach : 1 bunch
Green chilli : 2
Boiled Green Peas : 1/2 cup
Oil : 1 tblsp.
salt to taste
Method : [My microwave power is 800W. Check your microwave power
                 first and adjust the cooking time(more or less) accordingly] 
  • For making the rice : wash and soak the rice in enough water for 1 hour. Drain the water. Take a microwave safe bowl, put oil and sliced onions, cover it and microwave at 100% power or high for 5 minutes. Onions will soften a bit, take the bowl out, add rice, water and salt. Again microwave for 10-12 minutes at 100% power or high. ( I did it for 15 mins. and the rice was little overcooked. Always check time to time as it depends on your own microwave power). When rice is done, divide it into three parts.
  • First part(Red color) : Grate beetroot and carrot, strain the juice in a big bowl. Add grated beetroot and carrot, tomato puree and red chilli powder into the juice. Mix well and add one portion of rice in it. Stir well to incorporate the red color into the rice.
  • Second part(orange color/yellow) : Add 1/2 tsp. of orange/yellow food color or soak few strands of saffron in milk for 15 mins. and add to the second part of rice. I added orange food color.
  • Third Part(Green color) : Chop the spinach and blanch them for 10 mins. When cool, make a thick paste adding green chillies in it. Mix the third portion of rice with this spinach paste. Add boiled green peas in it.
  • Three portions of rice is ready. Now just compile them. In a microwave safe dish, smear a little oil allover, arrange the orange rice at the bottom, green rice over it and red rice at the top. Stuff the rice quite tightly. Microwave for 3-4 mins. at 100% power or high. 
  • Serving : Place a serving dish over the bowl, turn the bowl upside down. Garnish with tomato rings, cucumber slices and lettuce leaves. Serve it with any kind of raita or curry like, aloo matar paneer.
 How do you like this combo? Doesn't it look yummy.....................
 Rainbow Pulao and Aloo Matar Paneer combo is going to my event,
MEC : Combo meal, event is brainchild of Srivalli of Cooking 4 All Seasons

Friends, waiting for your entries for my event...the deadline is 31st Jan., pls. hurry up and send me soon, as without your participation this event can't be successful :))

Friday, January 21, 2011 / by / 16 Comments


  1. Indu dear this is so gud...treat to eyes n tummy....yummy

  2. Thanks, Priti..waiting some yummy MW recipes from you dear

  3. HiIndrani, kamon acho?
    Mircowave e plain bhat onek bar korechi kintu eta ektu different. try korbo. each grain is separated...great

    Hamaree Rasoi

  4. Looks fabulous,awesome work dear..lovely and delicious.

  5. Awesome,catchy and colourful pulao,cant wait to try..

  6. Fabulous presentation. Looks very attractive.

  7. Thanks, sowmya, deepa, kurinji and suja

  8. Thanks, Priya, Umm,, DIvya, and gayathri

  9. Looks yum and neat idea to incorporate veggies and colour...pulao is always a great way to feed my kid loads of veggies in single shot...and this looks so colourful..thnks for sharing the recipe !

  10. Indrani, your rainbow pulao looks very interesting...good one..

  11. Wow, that is stunning to look at..very nicely done Indrani!

    US Masala

  12. This is so pretty. I would love it on my table.


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