13 September, 2015


Posted in : RICE ITEMS - PULAV / MASALA BATH / BISIBELE BATH / CHITRANNA on by : Divya Suresh Tags:

This is one amazing recipe using lots of fresh coriander leaves. It is simple yet a healthy one pot meal which can be packed for school/Office as well. Coriander has multiple health benefits such as it is a wonderful source of dietary fiber, Iron , manganese etc. It is rich in Vitamin C, Vitamin K and protein. Coriander lowers the bad cholesterol (LDL) and increases the level of good cholesterol (HDL). They say it is good for treating Alzheimer’s disease, Coriander is a good food for digestive systems, promotes liver functions and diabetes patients as well as it can stimulate the insulin secretion and lower the blood sugar levels….. And I have used plenty of coriander leaves in this recipe. Apart from all these it contains anti-inflammatory properties and that is why it is good against inflammatory diseases such as Arthritis.

Today I recreated my own recipe (it feels very nice to do so), which I had posted earlier (on 13/9/15) on my blog. I have adopted some changes and recreated it. Not much difference in taste….. it tasted equally good (like before only), it’s like just an addition of some more vegetables…that’s it! And this time I have taken step wise pics as well and now going to upload the same. I have written ‘(addition)’ in those places where I have made changes. If in a hurry you can skip all the ‘(addition)’ and prepare this rice and I promise you’ll not be compromising in any way.  I insist you all to definitely try this recipe at least once…And I’m sure you’ll make it time and again, Because it is , no doubt a wonderful healthy recipe.

I add roasted and crushed peanuts at the end to retain that crunchiness,  or else you can add it to the boiling water itself.

These ↓ are the earlier pics which I had uploaded before ie…. on 13/9/15


Please do check some other Pulav & Rice bath recipes here → Peas-Cashew yakhani PulavCorn – Palak PulavKaayiganjiRaw mango riceSweet corn riceCrushed corn riceBread-Anaar ricePineapple fried riceVegetable fried riceVangi bathKosannaBroccoli-Beetroot rice


     Ingredients : 

  • Rice (I used sona masoori) – 1 1/2 cups
  • Water – 3 cups
  • Onion – 1 cup
  • Tomato – 1 cup (addition)
  • Green Peas – 1/2 cup (addition)
  • coriander leaves – 2 cups
  • Ghee -1/2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1/2 tbsp (addition)
  • Curry leaves – 1 tbsp (addition)
  • Green chilli – 3 nos., (slit)
  • Roasted and crushed peanuts – 1/2 cup
  • Salt to taste

    To Powder together :

  • Black pepper corns – 1/2 tsp
  • Green cardamom – 2 nos.,
  • Cloves – 6 nos.,
  • Cinnamon – 1″ piece


  • Powder together all the ingredients under the heading “to powder together”
  • Heat ghee in a cooker and add in cumin seeds, curry leaves, powdered masala and let it crackle
  • Now add in chopped onions and fry till translucent

  • Now add in slit green chilli and fresh green Peas, saute for a while

  • Add in tomato and saute it again

  • Add in washed rice & required amount of salt and combine everything well

  • Now add in 3 cups of water and let it come to boil (you can also use hot water instead)


  • Finally put coriander leaves and close the lid

  • Pressure cook till done (one whistle is enough in my cooker)
  • Remove from the fire, once it is cooled transfer it to a serving dish
  • And sprinkle roasted & crushed peanuts

  • Serve Coriander leaves Pulav with any kind of raita