Green Beef Pulao



We don’t make beef frequently at home. Only once in a while, when I get good ones, I get some and stock it. Most of the time, I go ahead and make the beef roast (looks like this post needs an uplift!) because that’s the easiest for me to make and also it is loved by the folks at home.


This Green Beef Pulao was born out of the need to use an additional bunch of greens that I had picked up by mistake. Having loved the Green Mutton Masala and the Hara Murg Pulao, I was sure that this one would be well accepted too. After all, a combination of coriander, mint and curry leaves can’t go wrong, unless you screw up the proportions as such! Hehe… The flavors of this dish and aroma is spot on. Moreover, unlike biriyani, you don’t even need multiple pots. You don’t even need any extra sides for this dish to have it, just plain yogurt and a dollop of pickle is all that you need! I love such meals, what about you? It is the perfect lazy weekend lunch, when you wake up late, don’t have much time, but still want to cook.


Before going to the recipe, do you love one pot meals? Here are some of my personal favorites:

Erachi Choru

Masala Choru

Sambar Saadam

Nawaabi Vegetable Biriyani

Chana Pulao

Afghani Chicken Pulao

If you want more options, do check out the rice tag and choose what you would like! πŸ™‚







Green Beef Pulao

Course Rice
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 -6
Author Rafeeda


  • 1 cup loosely packed coriander leaves
  • 3/4 cup loosely packed mint leaves
  • 3 green chillies
  • 2 sprigs curry leaves
  • Juice of one lime
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp black pepper corns
  • A sprig curry leaves
  • 1 heaped tbsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 2 green chillies minced
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp Kashmiri chilli powder
  • 1/4 tsp chilli powder
  • 500 gm boneless beef washed and drained
  • 3 cups basmati rice soaked for 30 minutes and drained
  • 1 cup mixed chopped coriander and mint leaves
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 3 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Grind the ingredients under "for grinding" and keep the mixture aside.
  • Heat oil and let the bay leaf, cinnamon, peppercorns and curry leaves sizzle.
  • Add in the ginger garlic paste and saute till raw smell is gone.
  • Add the onion and chilllies and saute till wilted.
  • Add in the turmeric and red chilli powders and cook for a minute.
  • Add in the green paste and cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Add in the beef with some salt and cook on low flame till half done. The beef will release some of its stock.
  • Add in the drained rice and saute for five minutes, without breaking the rice.
  • Add in the remaining ingredients and keep on high flame till the mixture comes to a rolling boil.
  • Keep on the lowest flame and cook till the rice absorbs the water but still has a crunch.
  • Cover the pot with aluminium foil and cook on dum for ten more minutes.
  • Take off the foil, fluff up the rice. Serve hot with side of your choice or just raita and pickle.

Join the Conversation

  1. I love the blend of those greens! and pulao is my go to lunch option when I crave for rice… I can have it as is or with some raita – but I can’t seem to sell the idea to F… he always wants a curry even with pulao- πŸ™ Beef in this combo is very new to me! We too have stopped buying beef often these days… but when we do crave, it is always beef ularthiyath! πŸ˜›

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      At least for me that’s not the case! If it’s rice that is moist enough and with some bite in it, then no need for any sides. Thank you so much Fami… πŸ™‚

  2. interesting title ‘green beef pulao’ and this looks perfect for a one pot meal… looks yumm!
    the same goes correct with me too, I make beef roast or ularthu whenever we get it and no other recipes with beef is in demand at home too ..

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Julie…

  3. Our family favourite..we love this ..looks super yummy

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Gloria…

  4. yumm…. I know getting good beef is hard and expensive. I love one pots , less washing up πŸ™‚

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Nammi… πŸ™‚

  5. I’ve never had beef, this looks yum!!

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Beulah…

  6. Thats a lovely recipe😍😍
    That color isπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thanks a lot Shazia… πŸ™‚

  7. Oh green beef ! Thanks for the recipe . As we always get good beef and am always in hunt for somethg new

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Hiba… yes, easier to make when back home!

  8. I was curious about the title of this post..Never tried beef in Pulao. This one pot meal sounds perfect for busy days.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Shibi…

  9. This is interesting. I would love to try these green beef. Will grab some ingredients and have this on weekend. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    1. Rafeeda AR Author says:

      Thank you so much Sheila…

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