Green Pulao ( Microwave Recipe )

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Just a sprig of coriander is enough to pep up a dish. Imagine a recipe that is characterised mainly by coriander—colour, flavour, et al! The coriander paste is what imparts a pleasant, green colour to this spicy pulao.

The pulao by itself is so flavourful that all you need is a simple kadhi, raita or curds to go with it. If you are not fond of very spicy food, go easy on the chillies without any qualms… it will not compromise the taste in any way!

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Preparation Time:    Cooking Time:     Makes 4 servings
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To Be Ground Into A Paste (using Approx. 3 Tbsp Of Water)
1 1/2 cups coriander (dhania)
5 green chillies
25 mm (1") piece ginger (adrak)
10 garlic (lehsun)

Other Ingredients
4 tbsp ghee
1 cup chopped onions
2 sticks cinnamon (dalchini)
2 cloves (laung / lavang)
2 cardamoms
2 bay leaves (tejpatta)
3/4 cup long grain rice (basmati) , cleaned and washed
2 cups cauliflower florets
1 1/3 cups green peas
1 cup small potatoes
salt to taste

For Serving
fresh curd / kadhi

  1. Put the ghee in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high for 30 seconds.
  2. Add the onions, mix well and microwave on high for 1½ minutes, stirring once in between after 45 seconds.
  3. Add the prepared paste, mix well and microwave on high for 2 minutes, stirring once in between after 1 minute.
  4. Add the cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and bay leaves, mix well and microwave on high for 1 minute.
  5. Add the rice, cauliflower, green peas, potatoes, salt and 2 cups of water and mix well. Cover and microwave on high for 20 minutes or until the water is absorbed and the vegetables are cooked, stirring thrice in between after every 5 minutes.
  6. Serve immediately with curds or kadhi.

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 on 30 Sep 15 04:54 PM

A yummy green pulao recipe.. cooked in microwave that too perfect in taste.. The masalas have blend really well with the the vegetables.. and so aromatic. The green colour of the pulao was maintained.. even after it is cooked.. Really loved this pulao..
 on 23 Dec 14 10:50 PM

Love this recipe...