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Written by Sandhya   

This is a delicious aromatic blend of onions, cilantro, and peas with a number of spices. The pulao has a pretty green color. Serve with a simple cucumber raita.

Makes about 6 servings.


Basmati rice 2 cups
Fresh coriander (cilantro) leaves 6 cups
Fresh ginger 1 inch piece, chopped
Garlic (optional) 2 pods
Cinnamon (Dalchini) 2 small pieces
Cardamom (Elaichi) seeds from 3 - 4 pods
Cloves (Lavang) 5 - 6
Green Chillies 8 - 10
Onions 2 small, chopped
Ghee 4 tablespoons
Peas 1 cup
Salt to taste  


  • Grind coriander leaves, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, green chillies and onions into a masala paste using a blender or food processor.
  • In a heavy bottomed pan heat the ghee. Add the masala paste and cook, stirring frequently, until it turns dark green and the ghee begins to separate.
  • Add rice and salt and stir well.
  • Transfer this into a rice cooker.
  • Add peas and 4 cups of water and cook the rice.
  • Optionally, cook the rice in a large saucepan. Bringing the rice mixture, peas, salt, and 4 cups of water to a rolling boil. Then lower the heat, cover the saucepan, and cook for another 10 minutes (or until the water is completely absorbed). Fluff with a fork before serving.
  • Serve hot with raita and chips.