Monday, August 11, 2014


This colourful Hariyali Pulao is a perfect party dish specially for Holi..

Rice : 4 cups
Fenugreek leaves (methi) : 1/4 - 1/2 cup
Mint leaves (pudina) : 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves (kothmir) : 1 cup
Ginger Garlic paste : 1 tbsp each
Green chillies : 4
Green Cardamoms : 6
Cloves : 6
Cinnamon : 2" stick
Bay leaf : 3
Caraway Seeds : 1 tbsp
Turmeric pd : 1/4 tsp
Salt to taste

For the balls:
Cottage cheese (Paneer) : mashed
Boiled potato : 1
Bread crumbs : 3 tbsp
Food colours : Red, Green, Yellow

1. Mash cottage cheese along with the boiled potato, bread crumbs and salt.
2. Divide it into 3 portions. Add red, green and yellow colours to each portion, make balls, deep fry and set aside.
3. Heat oil in a pan, saute the dry garam masalas, add ginger garlic paste, green chillies and the green leafy vegetables. Add salt to taste and turmeric powder. Stir fry for a while and set aside.
4. Boil the rice in a separate vessel with salt, till almost done, and drain it. 5. Now, layer it with the prepared green vegetables and the paneer balls, making 4 or 5 alternate layers, sprinkling caraway seeds and hot oil over each layer.
Cover and leave on very low flame for a few minutes.
Serve hot with raita.

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  1. It's dinner time for us now, it really makes me feel hungry :)

    US Masala

  2. Very delicious and yummy pulao,makes me hungry..

  3. absolutely tempting pulao shobha..

  4. i have made this pulao...Wonderful click...

  5. Solid Recipe:) The paneer balls in different colors add so much drama and make this hariyali pulav stand out :)

  6. Sounds interesting.. Will try sometime..

  7. colourful flavourful pulao delicious

  8. What a lovely pulao.... thanks dear for ur entry:)

  9. Those colorful balls looks very attractive, lovely yummy pulav. Thank you for sending it to AWED :)

  10. Looks delicious dear -nice valentine's dish :)

  11. Hariyali pulao looks attractive and delicious. Thanks for linking my event.

    Cuisine Delights
    My First Event - "COLOURFUL HOLI".

  12. lovely dish...use of methi leaves in pulao is such a different idea and the paneer balls make it more interesting...happy to follow visit my space and join me in my journey...:-)

    1. Sure Hyma..
      Thanks for dropping by and following

  13. Ahan... there is something I would love to have anytime :) Beautiful idea... I'm off to make it this evening :)


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