|1 Cup Raw Rice|
|1 Tablespoon Cashew|
|1, Thinly sliced Onion|
|1/2 Cup, 1" chopped Pieces French Beans|
|1/2 Cup Green Peas|
|2 Cups Water|
|To Taste Salt|
|1 Teaspoon Ghee (Clarified butter)|
|1/2 Cup Grated Coconut|
|1 Teaspoon Ginger|
|1 Teaspoon Garlic|
|2 Green Chilli|
|1/2 Cup Coriander Leaves|
|10 Mint Leaves|
|2 Tablespoon Ghee (Clarified butter)|
|1" Piece Cinnamon (Pattai)|
|4 Cloves (Krambu / Lavang)|
|1 Star Anise|
A simple and easy to make healthy pulao.
Hara Bhara Pulao, as the name defines, this is a green rich Pulao variety. This pulao packed with rich nutrients from greens, beans, peas. My kids always pick every green leaf they find in their food. They will take their time to get out even the smallest ever green leaf from rasam or any other gravy. I always get so mad if they pick their greens from their food. Nowadays I’m drying the curry leaves and make it a powder and adding the powder in all the food I prepare. That way I’m sure that the healthy curry leaves are getting inside their system :-). Most of us have the same problem with our kids.
Greens (any spinach / coriander leaves / mint / curry leaves) are packed with nutrients. We need to regularly include any one green in every day diet. Especially if we have elders who has diabetic problems, its very wise to have spinach regularly. In this Hara Bhara Pulao, we are going to enrich the pulao with coriander, mint, green beans, green peas along with coconut and other spices. Adding coconut along with the greens really enhances the flavor.
A simple and easy to make healthy pulao. Serve with Raitha of your choice and enjoy this delicious and healthy Hara Bhara Pulao.
Allow the rice to cook by keeping the pan open till all the water gets absorbed. Then cover the pan with the lid and allow the rice to get cooked in very low flame for about 15 mins. After 15 mins switch off the flame and do not open the lid. Let the rice stand by for few more minutes in the closed pan.