19 November, 2006

Green Pulao

As my blogger buddy Pooja said, winter in green. So I thought why I don’t try cooking some green dish. After scratching my head and also my hubby’s head I thought why I don’t try some green rice for our lunch box. So I rushed into my kitchen and opened my treasure chest which happens to be my fridge and started taking out whatever green veggies available there. Well, I had Coriander leaves, Mint leaves, Green Chillies, Dill, Green Peas and Broccoli… Wait a second, broccoli? Well, why not? If we can make cauliflower rice then why not with broccoli? So with this thought in mind and backing up from my sweetheart I went into a mission of creating my own version of ‘Green Pulao’.

Green Pulao


Ingredients:
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
3-4 Cloves
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

Go Green with Green Pulao


Method:
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

Final Verdict:
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…;)

Go Green with Green Pulao

16 comments :

  1. Lovely looking pulao!! and so healthy too Supriya! I'm just kinda afraid that the broccoli will dominate the tatse of pulao, so never tried it...but I will do so,by adding the peas and coriander!

    Cheers,Trupti

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  2. hi trupti,
    none of the veg or herbs dominate here... min+coriander+dill+chillies and peas+broccoli compliment one another... so give it a try.. kids will love it coz its got little sweetis taste to it:)
    cheers
    supriya

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  3. Looks beautiful. Bet itz as yummy too.

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  4. hi pushpa,
    just try this out and find out urself;) hope u give it a try sometime:)
    cheers
    supriya

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  5. Supriya, ths is really a good idea...the brocolli specially
    I have tried rice with veggies, but because of the pungent smell of brocolli I was not sure if it would hamper the flavour of the rice.
    I should make this,very healthy too

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  6. green pulav, looks hdelicious and is healthy.

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  7. hi sandeepa,
    the herbs nicely cover the smell of broccoli... so u will taste the broccoli with the aroma of fresh herbs... do give it a try sometime:)
    cheers
    supriya

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  8. hi lakshmi,
    thanks girl:)
    cheers
    supriya

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  9. Go green! I love broccoli. Dish looks wonderful and guess what I have in the fridge? Will be broccoli rice for dinner.

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  10. ha ha Asha:) thats wonderful.. do let me know if u make some variations:)
    cheers
    supriya

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  11. Doh! I just made a batch of Trupti's Broccoli Methi curry last night. Ah well. This will have to wait until next week. For awhile I didn't know if I wanted to make your broccoli soup or trupti's curry. But will be posting it up soon.
    Btw, when I said Krishna will be missing you...I was talking about my Krishna (my hubby's name is Krishna as well!) as I will start to slack off! :) lol! both our hubbies have same name!

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  12. ha ha praveena,
    i didn't know that ur hubby's name is also krishna:) tell him not to worry as i will bring dozens of yummy recipes from my amma and atte:)
    cheers
    supriya

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  13. Kewl! looking forward to your return then!

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  14. hi praveena:)
    thanks girl:) will bring dozens of recipe for u all:)
    cheers
    supriya

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  15. hey supriya,

    i dont know why my comment on this is not published, thats why writing here agian. great recipe with green pulao. i liked it very much. still waiting for your email, which u promised to write to me. :( . thanks buddy for mentioning my thought of green winter here :) .
    I will let you know about next week's veg as soon as i will finalise.
    be there as you are.
    -Pooja
    thnaks .

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  16. hi pooja,
    please no need to say thanks as idea source to my green pulao is from ur green winter theme:) thanks to u:) i'm not able to find ur id... so here is my mail id: supriyananda@inbox.com
    keep in touch
    cheers
    supriya

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