Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Coriander Pulav/ Cilantro Vegetable Rice

My little one is a big fan of rice dishes. So I keep making various forms to serve some fun. And after her birthday, she has fallen sick and so I have become slow in putting up anything on the blog. This pulav is one that my mom makes with green masala. It's very fragrant and colorful, and to top it, it's very easy to do.

Prep Time: 10 min | Cooking Time : 20 min | Serves : 6


Cooked Rice - 4 cups
Cilantro/ Coriander Leaves - 1 bunch
Green Chilies - 4
Ginger - lemon size, grated
Garlic - 4 pods
Mixed Vegetables (I usually use Peas, Onion, Carrots, Cauliflower, Bell pepper) - 1 cup
Cardamom Pods - 2
Beaten Yogurt - 1 cup
Lime juice - 2 tsp.
Oil - 2 tsp.
Salt to taste

Method of Preparation:

~ Prepare green masala first. Grind Cilantro, green chilies, ginger and garlic to fine paste using very minimal water.
~ In a wide pan, heat oil add cardamom pods, then add all the vegetables and saute until they are almost done. 
~ Add prepared green masala/ paste and fry until the raw smell goes away.
~ Add the beaten yogurt and salt; mix well.
~ Reduce the heat to low setting, add the rice to the vegetable.
~ Give a gentle mix to coat all the rice, check for salt and then add the lime juice.
~ Cover the rice and keep it on lowest setting for 5 minutes and switch off the heat. 
~ Serve it hot with Raita

1. If using frozen vegetables, thaw it by microwaving them. It reduces the time of cooking.
2. Add the beaten yogurt and do not let it boil, add the rice immediately. This would ensure that the yogurt is not curdled. 

Sending this kids favorite to Bon Vivant #13 - Kids Delight going on now @SumeesCulinary.
Foodabulous Fest @SimplyTadka,
Cook Like Celebrity Chef @FoodSrilanka
Let's Cook for Kids @SimplySensational


  1. Perfect lunch or dinner combo sumee :)

  2. flavorful and delicious rice :)

  3. so aromatic and so flavorful rice!!! love the first picture a lot!!
    Ongoing Event - HITS - Diabetic Friendly
    Ongoing Event + Giveaway - Italian Dishes

  4. Hope she is feeling better now. delicious rice dish. surely try for my kids.

  5. yummy and aromatic coriander rice with lovely clicks.

  6. This must be so flavorful, i am loving the presentation :)

  7. That is really yummy pulao sumee.

  8. Wow...looks delicious... :-)

  9. Would love to try this...

  10. Delicious and flavorful pulao

  11. Looks delicious and sounds healthy. Like the photos too.

  12. I am a big fan of rice and my day is not complete if I don't have rice. I love the ingredients added inside and that brought out such a wonderful outcome.

  13. Awesome recipe thanks for linking with my event.
    for giveaway check mandatory rules on post

  14. Nice recipe Sumee! Lovely pics. :)


Thanks for stopping by! I look forward to hearing from you of any suggestions and requests. Feel free to email me @

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...