Greens Pulao is very healthy and tasty lunch box recipe. Let us see how to make greens pulao in a simple and easy way.

Chop all the greens finely.

Onions to be cut lengthwise (not very thin)

Keep Ready Coconut Milk

Grind garlic, pepper, cloves, Cardamom, Cinnamon, Pepper

In a pressure cooker, heat oil and fry onions to light brown

Put masala and let it fry till oil leaves from it, then Put all finely chopped Greens and toss thoroughly

As it leaves water around, put the chilli coriander Pudina paste and see it mends with Greens and Onion

Put washed and soaked rice in the pan so that the entire masala is coated to grains.

Mix Well

Add 1/2 cup water, 1 cup coconut milk, (Greens already pop water. Hence not much water),  bay leaf for flavour and salt

Pressure cook – two whistles on high and 1 on low flame.

Serve with onion raita or anything of your choice


Greens Pulao

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Yields: 4 persons


  • Palak, Methi leaves or any other green leaves you prefer - 1 bunch each
  • Green peas - 1/2 cup
  • Onions - 1big (sliced lengthwise)
  • Coconut milk - 1cup
  • Coriander and mint leaves - 1cup
  • Rice - 1cup
  • Oil - 5 tablespoon
  • Green chillies - 2
  • Ginger - 1/2 inch
  • Garlic - 4 pods
  • Cloves - 3 no's
  • Cardamom 1
  • Cinnamon - small piece
  • Pepper - 4 no's


  1. Wash and soak rice for 5 minutes
  2. Chop all the greens finely
  3. Grind coriander, mint leaves and green chillies to a fine paste
  4. Grind ginger, garlic, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon, pepper into a fine paste
  5. In a pressure cooker, heat oil and fry onions to light brown
  6. Now add grinded Masala paste and let it fry till oil leaves from the sides
  7. Add finely chopped greens and toss for few minutes
  8. Then add chilli, coriander and mint paste, see to it mends with onions and greens
  9. Now drain water from the rice and add it to the cooker
  10. Add 1/2 cup of water, coconut milk, put Bayleaf for flavour and salt as required
  11. Leave 2 whistles on high flame and 1 whistle on a low flame
  12. Serve it with onion raita or any other of your choice.

Health Benefits

Greens or spinach is a super food loaded with tons of nutrients in a low caloric package. Dark leafy greens are important for hair, skin and bone health. It provides protein, vitamins and minerals to the entire body. It improves blood glucose levels and control diabetes. It lowers the risk of cancer. It helps in lowering blood pressure. It lowers the risk of developing Asthma.

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