August 22, 2014

Green Pulao

A perfect lunchbox item blended with the flavour of Mint and Coriander leaves. Easy to make and Tasty to eat. A simple onion raitha serves as the best side dish and Potato chips make it more delicious...

Ingredients for making Green Pulao:


Mint leaves 1 cup

Coriander leaves 1 cup

Basmathi Rice 2 cups

Finely chopped Garlic heads 1 table spoon

Chopped onions 1/2 cup

Green chillies 3

Cummin seeds 1/2 tea spoon

Cinnamon and cloves for seasoning

Bay leaf 2

Garam masala powder 1/2 tea spoon

Oil 2 table spoons and Ghee 1 table spoon


Method for making Green Pulao:


Was the basmathi rice and drain the water and keep aside.


Heat a heavy bottomed pan with oil. Add cummin seeds and bay leaves. Add the cinnamon and cloves crushed. Then fry chopped onions and garlic.


Keep the stove in medium and while the onion is frying grind the greenleaves and green chillies to paste and to the pan and fry well. Add a tea spoon of sugar. 

Now add the basmathi rice and salt. Pour 4 cups of water. (Can substitute with coconut milk)Keep the stove in a low flame and close the pan with a lid. After 15 minutes open it and mix gently. The pulao is ready.

Note: Avoid making the paste in advance since it will lose the green colour when exposed to oxygen.