Green Pulao| how to make green pulao

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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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green pulao

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

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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Sesame Rice/ how to make sesame rice

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 Sesame rice is a flavourful dish which can be prepared during weekends or for a quick lunch. It is ideal during festivities since it has no onion or garlic in it.

The ingredients needed  to prepare sesame rice are few and mostly found in all kitchen shelves. Roasting and grinding of ingredients are the only other tasks involved here.

A few other varieties of traditional rice dishes  kempu chitranna, bisebelebath

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sesame rice

Let’s get cooking Sesame Rice

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 3-4 dry red chillies
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal (black gram dal)
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 5 cashew nuts
  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • a pinch of asafoetida
  • a few curry leaves

Method:

  1. Wash the rice and cook it in a pressure cooker. The grains should be separate, hence add water accordingly while cooking.
  2. Dry roast the sesame seeds in a pan until light brown in colour. Put it aside.
  3. Roast the red chilly and urad dal with a little oil in it.
  4. Grind both the ingredients separately.
  5. Make seasoning with the remaining oil.
  6. Add mustard seeds. As it crackles, put curry leaves and asafoetida. Put the rice, salt and the ground powders to it. Mix well.
  7. Take ghee in another pan. Roast the cashew pieces. Mix it into the rice and serve.

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roasted sesame seeds

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roasted red chilly and urad dal

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both powdered seperately

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seasoning

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Sesame rice

Sesame Rice

Sesame rice is a 

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, South Indian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author jayashree

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rice
  • 2 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 3-4 dry red chilly
  • 1 teaspoon urad dal
  • 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • asafoetida a pinch
  • a few curry leaves
  • 5 cashewnuts
  • 1 teaspoon ghee
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Wash and cook the rice in pressure cooker. The grains of the rice should be separate, add water accordingly. 

  2. Once the pressure is released, put the rice in a wide plate.

  3. Roast sesame seeds until light brown in colour. Put it aside.

  4. Put a little oil and roast the urad dal and dry red chillies.

  5. Make separate powder of these.

  6. Take the remaining oil and put mustard seeds, as it crackles throw in the curry leaves and asafoetida. Turn of the flame. Put the rice, powdered spices and salt. Mix them together.

  7. Take ghee in a small pan and roast the cashew nuts. Garnish the rice with it. Sesame rice is ready to serve.

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Jeera rice one pot recipe

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Jeera Rice is a versatile rice dish. It  can be served for lunch, brunch or dinner. It pairs well  with a dal, gravy, any kind of  raita (yoghurt based salad) or  simply with papads and pickle. It is a comfort food that one can enjoy anytime.

Unlike pulav, this is less spicy and aromatic. I am wondering why I have not put this recipe on my blog until now! (more…)

Bisebelebath, popular karnataka recipe

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It’s that time of the year, when the weather is wonderful and our heart calls out to enjoy. It’s the season of fun and frolic. Time to celebrate with colours, yes it’s Holi.  To mark this ocassion I present  to  all of you, a dish very close to my heart, Bisebelebath, a popular recipe from Karnataka. It is a one pot meal which can be relished on many occasions. A rice savoury with lentils and vegetables makes a good meal with some papads. (more…)

Kempu Chitranna rice dish from south kanara

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Today, marks the beginning of 2017, another new year. Wishing all my readers a very happy and prosperous new year. May this year  be an awesome one for all of us. On this ocassion presenting a rice dish from South Kanara. This is another variety of rice dish which eases my cooking.  It is  full of flavours and easy to make. This is   “Kempu Chitranna” which means Red Rice. (more…)

Spanish rice with chipotle adobado

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Spanish rice is a flavourful rice which can be easily prepared with a few ingredients. It is awesome and  has a unique flavour. The hint of chipotle adobado sauce gives a earthy and distinct flavor to it. This is a new dimension to my cooking and I am absolutely loving it.

Spanish rice is ideal for the lunch box. It can be made quickly. It is tasty and different. (more…)

Kadai pulav

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Rice is the staple food of Indians. We consume it as plain rice with some accompaniment or any variety of rice dish. The variety of rice dishes are more popular with children.They love  variety of pulav and biryanis.  Kadai pulav is a tasty rice dish that you can prepare in half an hour. I use only carrot and peas for this recipe. Thus, there is no much chopping also involved.

Kadai pulav is ideal for fussy children. It makes a good brunch or lunch box menu. Children love colourful dishes.

Other rice dishes   Brown rice pongal Tomato rice Cabbage rice

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kadai pulav

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Kadai Pulav

Ingredients 

  • Rice basmati 250 grams
  • carrot 1 big
  • peas 1 cup
  • coriander powder 1 tsp
  • cumin powder 1/2 tsp
  • garam masala powder 1/2 tsp
  • chilly powder 1-2 tsp
  • cumin 1/2 tsp
  • oil/ghee  3tbsp
  • salt to taste

Method :

  1. Cook the rice in pressure cooker and keep it aside. The grains should be seperate. Put it in a wide plate.
  2. Grate the carrot and keep it aside.
  3. Chop the onion finely.
  4. Take oil in a kadai and heat it. Add cumin and let it crackle. Then add the onions, saute for a while.
  5. Then, add the grated carrot and peas to it. Let cook for sometime on a low flame.
  6. Now, add the dry powders, cumin powder, doriander powder, chilly powder, turmeric powder and garam masala. Mix well.
  7. Add salt and keep it aside.
  8. Now add the cooked rice and mix it evenly.
  9. Kadai pulav is ready to serve.

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kadai pulav
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Kadai Pulav is a tasty rice dish which needs no elaborate cooking.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
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kadai pulav
Print Recipe
Kadai Pulav is a tasty rice dish which needs no elaborate cooking.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: people
Instructions
  1. Grate the carrot and chop the onion finely
  2. Cook the rice in pressure cooker. The grains should be seperate.
  3. Cool the rice by putting it in a wide tray.
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  4. Take oil in a kadai, add cumin. Allow it to splutter.
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  5. Add the onions and saute for sometime, until translucent in colour.
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  6. Now, add the veggies and cook for two minutes.
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  7. Add the dry masala powders.
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  8. And the salt.
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  9. Mix and let cook for a minute. Remove and keep it aside.
  10. Add the cooked rice.
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  11. Gently mix from beneath with a ladle.
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  12. Kadai pulav is ready to serve.
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Soya chunks pulav

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Soya chunks pulav is tasty and easy to make one pot meal, providing with the necessary proteins to the body. Soyabean is a good source of nutrition for vegetarians and these chunks can be used easily in cooking.
Being a vegetarian, dairy products, green leafy vegetables, legumes and pulses play an important role in our diet on daily basis. Of late, quinoa and soya have made their existence.
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soya chunks pulav

I have added beet and cauliflower also along with the regular veggies. Soya chunks are of “Nutrela”  brand. While boiling, adding a pinch of salt gives taste to it.  Do take a look at the recipe, I have tweaked it than the usual one and it was good.  Over to the recipe of SOYA CHUNKS PULAV

Soya chunks pulav
Recipe Type: Rice dishes
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Jayashree @evergreendishes
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 4
A tasty and healthy dish that can be easily made.
Ingredients
  • Measurement : 1 cup=250ml
  • rice (basmati) 1 cup
  • beans 15-20
  • carrot 1
  • cauliflower 1/4
  • beetroot 1/2
  • onion 2 (small)
  • cloves 3
  • cardamom 3
  • cinnamon 1 inch
  • shahjeera 1/2tsp
  • bay leaf 1
  • mint leaves 1/2 cup
  • coriander 1 cup
  • green chilly 1
  • ginger 1 inch
  • garlic 5 cloves
  • oil ghee mixture 3 tbsp
  • salt to taste
  • water 2 cups
  • soya chunks 30
Instructions
  1. Cut the veggies into small pieces and put them seperately in water.
  2. Wash and soak the rice in water for fifteen minutes.
  3. Grind mint leaves, coriander, green chilly, ginger, garlic and two tablespoon of onion to a paste.
  4. Take the oil -ghee mixture in a pressure cooker and throw in the spices. After a few seconds, put the onions and saute them for a while.
  5. Now, add the beans and saute them.
  6. Throw in the carrots, beet and cauliflower, in the order and mix accordingly.
  7. Add the rice and gently mix it.
  8. Put the green paste and saute for thirty seconds.
  9. Add two cups of water and salt. Mix thoroughly.
  10. Close the lid and keep the whistle. Cook for one whistle.
  11. Put the soya chunks in water with a little salt. Boil for two minutes.
  12. Once the pressure releases, remove the lid and gently mix it.
  13. Sueeze the water from the soya chunks and put it in the pulav.
  14. Serve with onion raita or any gravy.
Notes
Pulav is mildly spiced. Add more chilly if you want it spicy.[br]I prefer using the mixture of oil and ghee for cooking pulav. You may use only ghee or clarified butter if you wish.[br]You can cook this in a rice cooker too. Follow steps upto 8 and then put it in the rice cooker, add water and salt and put it in power mode

 

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ingredients for grinding

Grind coriander, mint leaves, ginger, green chilly and cloves of garlic, along with two tablespoon of onions.

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veggies

Veggies at a glance.

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green paste

The paste is ready.

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spices

The spices that I used.

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cooking in steps

Heat the oil ghee mixture. Add the spices and let it splutter for a few seconds. Then, add the onions.

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cooking in steps

Once the onions are partially cooked. add the vegetables as beans, carrot, beet root, cauliflower accordingly. Finally add the rice. Again give a stir.

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cooking in steps

Now, add the green paste and mix gently. After thirty seconds, add water and salt. Give a stir, close the lid and keep the whistle. Allow to cook for one whistle.

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soya chunks

Boil the soya chunks in water for two minutes. Squeeze the water out  and add to the pulav. Put a pinch of salt while boiling them.

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soya chunks pulav

Once the pressure releases, remove the lid and gently mix the veggies and rice together. Add the soya chunks to it and serve.

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soya chunks pulav

Soya chunks Pulav is ready to serve. You can use onion raita or any gravy along with it.

If you are using a rice cooker, you can follow the same steps until you saute the rice, then put it in the electric cooker and add the water.

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