green pulao
Green Pulao| how to make green pulao
Written by Jayashree
Published on January 17, 2018

Rice variety are tasty and filling. They are ideal to use as a single dish or pair it with other variety of dishes. Pulao is one of the dishes that I make quite often, it’s loved by all and its easy for me to prepare. Green pulao, I have been making this since sometime, it make a good one pot meal.

Green pulao has the combination of mint and coriander along with other spices. I usually serve with onion raita (onion in yoghurt), but it can be paired with cucumber and onion raita too. A gravy based dish will also be ideal for a good meal.

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Lets get cooking Green Pulao

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 15 french beans
  • 1 capsicum
  • 1 cup green peas

To be ground to a paste:

  • 2 green chilly
  • 1/2 bunch coriander
  • 15 mint leaves
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 onion

Other ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoon oil and ghee
  • 1/2 inch cinnamon
  • 2 cardamom
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon shahjeera
  • salt to taste

Method:

  1. Wash the vegetables and cut them.
  2. Wash the rice and keep it aside for ten minutes.
  3. Grind all the ingredients under the section “To be ground to a paste”
  4. Heat oil and ghee mixture in a par, add spices, let splutter, then add the ground paste, saute for sometime.
  5. Put beans to it. Then add peas and later add capsicum. Saute for two minutes.
  6. Put the soaked rice to it. Saute it lightly for two minutes.
  7. Now, add water and salt. Give a stir, close the lid and cook it for one whistle.
  8. Allow the pressure to release by itself.
  9. Gently mix the pulao with a ladle.
  10. Serve hot with onion raita.
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Green Pulao

Green pulao is a tasty one pot meal that can be enjoyed for the weekend. 

Course brunch, dinner ideas, lunch ideas, Main Course, pulav variety, rice variety
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 person

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rice
  • 15 french bean
  • 1 capsicum
  • 1 bowl green peas

To be ground to a paste

  • 1/2 bunch coriander
  • 15 mint leaves
  • 2 green chilly
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic

Other ingredients

  • 2 tablespoon oil and ghee
  • 1/4 teaspoon shajeera
  • 2 cardamom
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • water for cooking
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash the rice and keep it aside. 

  2. Cut the vegetables and keep them ready.

  3. Grind the ingredients under the section,"To be ground to a paste"

  4. Take oil and ghee mixture in a pressure pan, add caraway seeds, as it sizzles, put cinnamon stick, cardamom and cloves to it. Give a stir and after thirty seconds, put the ground paste. Saute for sometime.

  5. Now, add beans to it. After two minutes, put peas and then capsicum to it. Saute for sometime, add the washed rice to it. Saute slowly for sometime.

  6. Add water and salt to it. Give a stir, close the lid and let cook for one whistle.

  7. Allow the pressure to release by itself. Gently mix with a ladle. Serve hot with onion raita.

Recipe Notes

  • Quantity of water depends on the rice. I usually add two cups of water for one cup of rice.
  • I do not soak the rice in water. I wash the rice, drain the water and keep it aside, this gives me good results. 
  • You may soak the rice if you wish.
  • I prefer to use oil and ghee mixture. You may use only ghee or oil.

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21 Comments

  1. Vidya Narayan

    Refreshing Pulav. This would be apt for summers here in Mumbai now, the addition of mint is really good.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Vidya.

      Reply
  2. Nayna Kanabar

    I love cooking rice in different ways and green rice is one of our favorite recipes. I will definitely try your recipe since its a little different than mine.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Nayna, yes, I too love cooking rice varieties. Do let me know how it was.

      Reply
  3. Freda @ Aromatic essence

    I love anything made with green masala, the aroma is just amazing. Pulav looks yum 🙂

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Freda

      Reply
  4. Priya Srinivasan

    Love pulao for their simplicity and versatile flavors! This green pulao looks yumm and onion raitha sounds like a great combination

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Priya, yes it does taste good.

      Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Sharmila

      Reply
  5. Priya Kumar

    Hi Jayshree I think I remember you, did u blogged during 2006-09? Beautiful combo of veggies. A very healthy pulao.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Hello Priya Kumar, No I did not blog then. I started writing in 2010 and my blog is now in the fourth year. Glad to have you here.

      Reply
  6. Lathiya

    I love the aroma of mint..this Pulao is looking delicious

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Lathiya

      Reply
  7. Jagruti

    I love one thing about rice that it can be flavoured with anything. This looks so tasty.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Jagruti

      Reply
  8. theyellowdaal

    Very well explained dear??

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Avin

      Reply
  9. Sapana Behl

    How flavorful this pulao is. Looks yummy.

    Reply
    • jayashree

      Thankyou Sapana

      Reply

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