Coriander/ Cilantro rice

It’s still happy b’day me :). Last 2 weeks have been quite eventful in my life. My MIL got hurt because of which she’d taken a bit easy on the cooking part (just a bit easy people. I have no idea where the will power comes from for that generation honestly). So I’d taken on more kitchen duties than usual. The good thing that happened because of that is I actually got to make the dishes of her I love the most and I have been dying to document them which I got to do first hand. Her coriander rice is one of those that totally deserves being out there on the internet for people to try out. It’s easily one of the best coriander rice/ pulao I have ever tasted. The best part is there is literally no masala ingredients in this dish yet it turns out so beautifully and the taste is just like a pulao. It’s also super easy to make and such an awesome lunchbox idea. Do try this recipe and let me know how you guys like it.

Coriander rice
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 2 persons
  • 1 small/ medium onion
  • 1 small/ medium tomato
  • 1 cup coriander leaves (tightly packed)
  • 1-2 nos green chillies
  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 1/2 cup potatoes (cut into small cubes)
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1.5 tbsp refined oil
  1. Cook the rice as per package instructions and set it aside. 

  2. Roughly chop the onion, tomato, coriander leaves & green chillies and puree them all into a smooth paste. Add a little water if required.

  3. In a pan, heat the oil; add mustard seeds and let it splutter.

  4. To this add the peas (I use frozen), potato, a little salt and let it cook for 5 minutes.

  5. To this add the pureed mixture, some salt and stir well. Add a little water/ oil if the mixture looks too dry and let the mixture cook well.

  6. After 5-7 minutes, you will notice that the mixture is cooked well (there will be a visible color change). 

  7. Turn off the heat once the mixture is completely cooked and the raw smell goes.

  8. Mix the above with cooked rice & adjust salt according to taste. 

  9. Enjoy the coriander rice with a side of raita & chips! 

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