Green Pulav

If you thought the bright green colour was because of spinach or food colouring, you’ll be pleasantly surprised! 

An aromatic mixture of assorted vegetables cooked in ghee, every grain of fine basmati is painted with fragrant coriander-coconut paste that’ll tickle the tongue as well as please the eyes!


Prep Time: 20 min         Cooking Time: 15 min       Serves: 4 people

1 tea cup uncooked rice
2 cloves
2 cardamom
1 stick cinnamon
2 tbsp ghee
1/2 tsp cumin seed
1 large onion (finely chopped)
1 1/2 tea cup mix boiled vegetables (potato ,carrot,beans,cauliflower,peas)
2 tbsp curd

For the paste:
1 1/2 tea cup coriander leaves
4 green chillies
3/4″ piece of ginger
1 tsp cumin seed
5 clove garlic
2 tbsp greeted coconut
2 cloves
2 cardamom
3 peppercorn
1 stick cinnamon
Salt to taste n little lemon


  1. Boil the rice (ensure that the grains of rice don’t stick to each other)
  2. Add all the ingredients for paste and churn in the mixer
  3. Heat the ghee and add the whole spices. When it starts crackling add the onions and fry it for a few minutes
  4. Add the paste and fry it for a few minutes
  5. Add the vegetables and fry them
  6. Add the curd and mix it with the vegetables
  7. Add the rice and salt if necessary
  8. Serve hot with curd, papad and pickle

Note: if you don’t want to make it very spicy, you can avoid whole spices in the rice.


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