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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


  • 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


  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.