Sunday, May 11, 2014

Mint Coriander Pulao | Indian Rice Recipes

Can something simple be so flavorful? Yes it can. You too will say so when you try this Mint Coriander Pulao for your meal today. With the arrival of Spring the market is beaming with fresh bunches of herbs and I never fail to pick up the mint leaves when I see them fresh. My sister told me about this pulao she tasted in a potluck. I was quite skeptical about the taste when I heard the method when the rice was fully dependent on the herbs with no flavor base like tomatoes or cream. Boy! Was I wrong. The mint and cilantro rendered a super aromatic rice and made for a satisfying weekday lunch.
Serves - 2-3
Rice - 1-1/2 cups (160 ml cup)
Mint leaves - 2 cups, packed
Cilantro/Coriander leaves - 1 cup, tightly packed
Onion - 1 cup, chopped
Ginger Garlic paste - 1 tsp
Oil - 2 tsp
Ghee - 1 tsp
Bay leaf - 1
Cloves - 3
Cinnamon - 1" piece
Salt - to taste 

Wash and soak the rice for 15 mins and drain. Heat 1/2 tsp of ghee in a pan and fry the rice until it is warm. Transfer to a plate to cool. Heat oil in a pressure cooker and add the whole garam masala and fry for a minute. Add the chopped onions and fry until soft. Add the ginger garlic paste and fry for about 2 mins in medium heat. Add the roughly chopped mint and coriander leaves and sauté until it wilts. Add the rice, salt and about 2-3/4 cups of water. Cover and pressure cook for 2 whistles (or cook in a covered pot for 15-20 minutes until the rice is done). When done fluff it with a fork and serve hot.


  1. Pulao blended with mint and coriander looks simply awesome. Excellent preparation.

  2. nice and flavourful rice. Looks yumm..

  3. Absolutely delicious....!! I would love it with some raitha...

  4. Pulav looks so delicious and yumm dear

  5. luv the flavors going in the pulao. simple and delicious!


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