Mint Coriander Pulao

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Mint Coriander Pulao

Mint Coriander Pulao – Basmati rice cooked to perfection with Mint, coriander, and chilies; Flavorful simple one-pot meal and a perfect lunch box option.

Hi there, Pulao and biryani’s are my weakness. If you wanna be my friend, just bring me a plate of delicious biryani. Yes, I mean it. Being South Indian, I am no exception from others. I love biryani and pulao, not only for their taste but then it’s also easy to prepare and the best option for busy days when I have very limited time to plan my meals but at the same time, I need a solid meal to fuel me. Today was one such day and I wanted to prepare a simple yet delicious recipe. When I searched my fridge, I could find coriander and mint leaves which were literally begging me to pick them up.  All I could think in my mind is to prepare Mint Coriander Pulao.

I should say, my entire home was filled up with the aroma of mint and coriander. The lush green color was so appealing that I had a bowl of pulao for my breakfast too.

Here you go!


  • 2 cups Basmati Rice
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • ½ cup Coriander Leaves
  • ½ cup Mint Leaves
  • 5 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 tablespoon Grated Ginger
  • 4 Green Chilies (adjust according to your spiciness)
  • 1 tablespoon Ghee/Clarified Butter
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2 Cloves
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 3 cups Water
  • Salt, as required


  • Wash basmati rice with water twice and soak the rice in water for about 30 minutes
  • Wash mint leaves and coriander leaves
  • Grind mint leaves, coriander leaves, garlic, ginger and green chilies with required amount of water into a fine smooth paste
  • Heat a saucepan over medium flame. Add Ghee
  • Once the ghee melts, add bay leaf, cinnamon stick, and cloves
  • Add chopped onions and saute until it becomes translucent
  • Now, add the grounded paste and saute until the raw smell goes off. Cook until oil leaves on the sides of the pot
  • Drain water from the rice completely
  • Combine soaked rice to the paste and give them a stir
  • Add the mentioned amount of water and bring it to boil in high flame
  • Once it starts boiling, reduce the flame to low and cook with the lid covered until the water is absorbed and rice is cooked properly
  • Remove from the flame
  • Serve Mint Coriander Pulao with raita of your choice

If you are looking for other one-pot meals, then do check out these recipes here: Tomato Rice, Mango Rice, Modur Pulao and Soyachunks Peas Biryani

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  1. Sophie

    February 6, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    Awesome!! Delicious!!!

    1. Karthika Gopalakrishnan

      February 10, 2018 at 4:54 pm

      Thank you much dear.Do give it a try and i am sure you will love it 

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