Thursday, February 10, 2011

Peas Pulao | Indian Rice Recipes

Peas Pulao is something I make often and is a perfect dish for lazy Sunday afternoon lunch. This gets ready in less than 20 mins with very little preparation work. Serve with any easy curry for a simple lunch or any Paneer or Chicken curry for an exotic meal. 

Serves - 2-3
Rice - 1 1/2 cups (Preferably Basmati or Sona masoori)
Frozen Peas - 1 cups
Onion - 1 medium sized - sliced fine lengthwise
Green Chillies - 3 - slit 
Ginger-Garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Coconut milk - 1 1/2 cups
Cloves - 2
Cinnamon - a small piece ~ 1/2"
Bay leaf - 1
Water - 1 1/2 cups
Oil - 3 tsp
Salt - to taste

Wash and soak rice for 5 mins. In a heavy bottomed vessel or pressure cooker, heat oil and add cloves, cinnamon and bay leaf. After the cloves pop, add the slit green chillies. Saute for 30 secs and add onion and fry until it is light brown. Put the ginger-garlic paste and fry until the raw smell disappears. Now add the thawed frozen peas and add the water and coconut milk. Add salt at this stage and check. Now add the rice, mix and cook until done. If using pressure cooker, cover and cook for 3 whistles. When done, fluff it with fork and mix. Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with any curry of your choice.

Sending this to Food Palette series - Green event by Akheela.

Green Peas


  1. hi there :) this is my kind of brunch :) perfect for a sunday with any one here :) love your blog :)

  2. well, actually i serve this with chicken bits fried with chili and boiled eggs :) maybe i would put up a post on that one day :)

  3. All time fav rice..adding coconut milk is new to me..bookmarked.

  4. This my kids favourite dish which she always want to carry to school for lunch..It Looks delicious..

  5. yep very true...its one one dish enjoyed by everyone!!..very yummy!

  6. Am an addict to this pulao, looks delicious..

  7. Pretty pretty rice :) mouthwatering :)

  8. Looks so fresh .. i love these kind of pulau with some spicy curry :)

  9. Love this simple Pulao.They look awesome.

  10. looks delicious lovely combination thank you for sending

  11. My fav too :) I can finish the whole bowl if you dont mind :)

    US Masala

  12. Peas pulao looks so delicious yet simple to cook. Great clicks.

    Hamaree Rasoi

  13. my sister will make in this style by adding coconut milk.easy and simple one


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