Post published on January 27, 2023 by vspiceroute

Last post modified on August 14, 2023 by vspiceroute

Winter Green Pulao is going to change how you will enjoy your rice. It is an easy one pot meal that comes together so quickly. I love to include lots of greens in this recipe. When you pair it along with yogurt, it is a perfect meal. It is healthy and nutritious. You can also pack this for school dabba. My entire family enjoyed this delicious Rice dish and you will too.


Winter Green Pulao

Greens are so important during winter times as it gives us all the nutrients we need to fight the cold weather. This pulao is flavorful and perfect way to include veggies in our meal. I like to pair it along with yoghurt for a perfect balanced meal. It has carbs, protein, good fats and lots of veggies. You can pack this for school lunch or enjoy it for an easy weeknight dinner.
Course Dinner, lunch, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 people


  • 1 cup Basmati rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup diced green peppers
  • 1/4 cup scallion onions
  • 1/4 cup fenugreek leaves optional
  • 1/2 cup spinach chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup green pease washed and drained
  • Salt as needed
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 cup yogurt to serve it with


  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1/4 cup green garlic if not available use 2 cloves of garlic
  • 3 small green chilies adjust per taste
  • 1/2 cup cillantro
  • 3-4 medium hot peppers
  • 1/4 cup water


  • Wash and Soak the Basmati Rice for 15 minutes (can skip soaking if in hurry)
  • Wash and chop green bell peppers, fenugreek leaves, 1/2 cup spinach and scallion onions and have it ready
  • Make a chutney in a grinder using spinach, cilantro, green garlic, small green chilies, medium hot peppers and water
  • In the Rice cooker add the Soaked rice without water, add the chopped veggies with green peas, fenugreek leaves and the chutney
  • Add salt and lime juice and mix it well
  • If using Rice cooker, cook it on Multifunctional savory rice mode
  • If using Instant Pot, cook on high pressure for 8 minutes
  • Once the rice is done, if using rice cooker it will open right away
  • Let the instant pot self release, which will be about 20 minutes and open it
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro
  • Serve it along with yogurt
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