2 cups of Rice
1 medium Onion, roughly chopped
½ cup Green Peas
1 medium Broccoli, cut into big florets including stem
½ tbsp Jeera/Cumin Seeds
1 inch Cinnamon
2-3 Green Cardamom
2 Bay Leaves
½ tbsp ginger Paste
½ tbsp garlic Paste
½ tbsp Ground Pepper
1 tbsp Ghee
Grind to smooth paste:
1 small bunch of Coriander Leaves
1 small bunch of fresh Mint
1 small bunch of Dill (optional)
4-5 Green Chillies (according to taste)
1 tbsp of Lime Juice
Soak rice in water for 15-30 minutes, wash and drain excess water.
In a pressure cooker, heat ghee and add cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and bay leaves. Fry them till they start leaving aroma.
To this add cumin seeds, chopped onions, ginger and garlic paste and fry till onions turn transparent.
Now add washed rice, ground paste, salt and pepper powder and fry for 2-3 minutes.
Add broccoli florets and green peas and enough water and pressure cook till done.
Serve hot Green Pulao with any Raita of your choice.
Green Pulao with broccoli as my experimental addition turned out a huge success with my hubby and me. The mix and match of whole spices with herbs and sweetness of peas and broccoli was amazing. I’m happy that I added broccoli because the dark green colour of it complimented the light green of other ingredients mixed with rice and also the tender taste of broccoli cooked with herbs and whole spices were amazing. Over all, a great tasty rice dish which I’m happy to cook again and again…;)