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Kale basil pulav

Kale basil pulav is a very simple dish and takes 10 minutes to put together. You will be surprised by the combination of mild basil along with kale. Pair this rice dish with a spicy curry to round off a complete meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Fusion
Servings: 8


  • Rice Cooker


  • 2 cups Basmati rice
  • 2 cups packed Kale chopped
  • 1 Red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 Green bell pepper sliced
  • 10 leaves Basil cut into threads
  • 1 Onion sliced
  • 5 sticks Cinnamon
  • 5 leaves Bay leaves
  • 1 tsp Garam masala powder


  • Heat a large skillet, add oil and fry the spices - cinnamon and bay leaves lightly
  • Add the sliced onions and fry for 3-4 minutes
  • Add the rice and fry for 3-4 minutes until good perfume emanates
  • Transfer the rice to a Rice Cooker; add kale, peppers, basil, garam masala and salt
  • Add 3-4 cups of water and cook
  • Once cooked, lightly fluff and separate the rice with a forkĀ 
  • Enjoy by itself or with a spicy curry