July 10, 2014

Fresh Coriander leaves pilaf/Easy Indian Cilantro pulav/Indian Vegetarian lunch recipes/Cilantro veg pilaf without chili powder for kids/step by step pictures



I have lots of cilantro bunches in fridge.So,thought to try a rice dish.While browsing my MLH blog I came to know that already I posted a cilantro pulav recipe long time back.But,the pictures are very dull and not impressive..after cooking this immediately took my canon darling and clicked pics.If you are a regular visitor MLH,then you may know that iam a big admirer of green color..Choosing cilantro,mint leaves in bulk quantities is my one more weakness when buying vegetables and prefers this kind of rice varieties mostly more than the chutney versions.This cilantro pulav also one of my favorite in vegetarian rice category...It is very easy to make which may complete within minutes..Grinding the cilantro leaves with cumin and other spices gives a nice texture to pulav and even kids also love to have this without any fuss..If you are cilantro hater or if you have any family members who avoids cilantro leaves, cook this and serve.Definitely,they will love it.here goes the recipe details.........


PLEASE check here for few more rice pulav recipes:

CHICKPEAS PULAV
SOYA CHUNKS PULAV
CARROT SPINACH PULAV
PALAK PULAV
OATS RICE VEG PULAV
JEERA CARROT PULAV
VEGETABLE PULAV
TRI COLOUR PULAV


Medicinal uses

  • The herb parts (leaves, root, and stem) of the cilantro (coriander) plant have been found to have anti-septic and carminative properties.
  • The herb contains many phytochemical compounds; phenolic flavonoid antioxidants like quercitin and essential oils have found application in many traditional medicines as analgesic, aphrodisiac, antispasmodic, flatus-relieving (carminative), depurative, deodorant, digestive, fungicidal, lipolytic, stimulant and stomachic.(medical-disclaimer)
  • Coriander seed oil has been found application in many traditional medicines as analgesic, aphrodisiac, anti-spasmodic, deodorant, digestive, carminative, fungicidal, lipolytic (weight loss), stimulant and stomachic

Ingredients

basmati rice-1 1/2 cups

TO GRIND

cilantro leaves-2 cups(tightly fitted)
mint leaves-1/2 cup
coconut powder-2 tsps
cumin-1 tsp
onion-1 medium size
dry kasoori methi-1 tsp
green chili-4
GGP/ginger garlic paste-1 tsp
cardamom-2
cloves-4
star anise-1 floret
cinnamon stick- 1 inch- 2 pieces

TO COOK

ghee or butter & oil -1 tbsp+1 tbsp 
yogurt/curd-1/4 cup
bay leaf-1 small
shahijeera/black cumin-1 tsp
red chili-1
garam masala-1/2 tsp
salt-to taste


Preparation

Wash and soak rice for 20-30 minutes.You can use normal rice too.But,basmati rice gives nice texture and good look.

take the ingredients which mentioned in the grind list and grind into a fine paste.........

now heat a thick bottomed vessel,kadai or pan and add in butter+oil......

add cumin,red chili,bay leaf and ground paste and fry for 3-4 minutes in medium flame by stirring.......

add in curd and mix well.....you can observe the nice aroma of cilantro while stirring.....

add in salt and  rice with enough water.(adjust the water level which depends on your rice
quality)

cook this until done by covering with a lid...when rice cooked completely off flame and serve hot with raita or tomato rasam......



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26 comments:

  1. love cilantro! look really nice°°

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  2. Always love this rice. Very nicely prepared ....looks delicious dear.

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  3. this recipe sounds delicious. perfect

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  4. Maha, Nice that you made cilantro rice, actually I love cilantro over mint.

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  5. palav looks delicious and healthy too .........

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  6. Inviting one-pot meal looks delicious !!

    Ongoing event
    CC:Mom's Recipe

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  7. Lovely rice Maha. Should have been very flavorful !!

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  8. Nice and flavourful pulao..see the coincidence I have also posted a chutney pulao :)loved your version..

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  9. A very flavorful and delicious rice

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  10. Love flavored rice & will certainly give this a try to go with curry! Looks very appetizing & well presented! YUM!

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  11. Maha love the add of cilantro spice mix you added in this pulao ...love to try it!

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  12. Super flavourful one pot meal..simply love it.

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  13. Flavorful and healthy rice...

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  14. such simple ingredients..such flavorful dish..

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  15. Nice rice ready to be eaten. Wish I could try it!

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  16. Yum! Cilantro in anything is awesome. Great post!

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  17. Very aromatic pulav. Love the taste of cilantro.

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