Green Pulao (rice cooked in green masala)

    30 min

This dish is not only pretty it tastes good too! Green Pulao goes very well with any meat dish. It is very popular on festive occassions. This recipe makes 2 servings.

What You'll Need

  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 1 cup Hara Masala (green spice mix) - recipe link below
  • 1 1/2 cup water
  • 3 tbsps vegetable/ canola/ sunflower cooking oil
  • 1 large onion sliced thin
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 large bay leaf broken into smaller bits
  • 5 cloves
  • 3-4 cardamom pods split
  • 1"piece of cinnamon
  • 8-10 black peppercorns
  • Salt to taste

How to Make It

  • Wash the Basmati rice well and keep aside to soak for 10 minutes.
  • Prepare 1 cup of the Hara Masala as per instructions. Keep aside.
  • Heat the oil in a deep heavy-bottomed pan and add the cumin seeds. Cook till they stop spluttering. Add all the other whole spices and fry for a minute.
  • Add the onion and fry till soft.
  • Drain and add the rice and mix well.
  • Add the Hara Masala, 1 1/2 cups of water and salt to taste. Mix well and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the flame to a simmer, cover partially and cook till the rice is done.