Nov 8, 2008

Easy Peas Pulao

This is an easy, breezy pulao recipe which can be prepared in a matter of minutes because it doesnt involve much chopping. It is a mildly flavored with Indian spices and is versatile because it can be served along with any kind of sidedish from exotic chicken or paneer curry to simple raita. It is perfect for parties.

Ingredients (Serves 2)

Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Frozen or fresh green peas - 3/4 cup
Onion - 1 thinly chopped
Ginger - 1 inch
Garlic - 3 cloves chopped
Green chillies - 5 slit vertically
Cloves - 4
Cinnamon - 1 stick
Cardamom seeds - 2
Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Cashews - 6
Ghee / oil - 1 tablespoon
Coriander leaves to garnish


Wash and soak the basmati rice for half and hour.
Chop the onions and mince the ginger, garlic and green chillies in a blender.

In a pressure cooker, add the ghee or oil, add the cumin seeds, cloves, cardamom, cinnamon and fry for a minutes. Once the spices release their flavors, add the chopped onion and fry until translucent. Add the minced ginger, garlic, green chillies and fry for a minute.

Add salt and green peas and saute for a while. Add the soaked rice and fry till al the flavors get blended with the rice. Add water ( rice: water::1:1.5) Cover and cook until the water gets absorbed.Fluff slightly with a fork.

Garnish with coriander leaves and fried cashews.

Serve with raita or any gravy, I served wuth a mixed vegetable kurma.
This goes off to Srivalli's Rice Mela

My other versions of pulao:


  1. I imagine the flavor of rice with ur mixed beg kurma :) Good,very classy rice for any occasion!

  2. wow.. looks really yummy & tempting.. delicious..

  3. This is such a simple and delicious pulao.. I can imagine this going with any kind of kurma! Actually, you know what.. I have a potluck tomorrow and was planning to make a simple rice dish... right timing, Divya! Will make it for sure tomorrow.. :)

  4. I love one pot rice dishes like this........simple and satisfying.Looks great.
    thanks for your wishes.

  5. easy .breezy peas pulao..sounds like a cosmetic AD....HAHAHA..:)

  6. WOW simple and delicious entry, love this pulao with kadhi, yummmmmm!!!

  7. I am really hungry now. Would love to have that peas pulao.

  8. i also make it the same way.. very tempting.. ur pic makes me hungry.

  9. Its sure a comfort food,yet a tasty one,and your pulao with that korma looks so yummy!

  10. Pulao makes me hungry, its dinner time for me almost...

  11. That is a simple but delicious versatile dish. My MIL adds some Mint leaves along with coriander leaves for little more flavor.

  12. LOoks so pretty, white rice, bliss! (P.S, have been using brown rice for a while, thatz why)

  13. This is a very traditional recipe. Look so good. Love u have it now. YUM!.

    BTW that soups and salad round up was so good.

  14. I can whiff the basmati pulav with whole spices.....heavenly !

  15. Divya peas pulao looking delicious. n lookwise tempting. Good one.

  16. Simple recipe, will go well with any spicy curry.

  17. Nice light palao Divya! I make this similarly minus the jeera and garlic!

  18. i love peas pulao .. simple comfort food .. looks just yumm

  19. I make a similar one , sans garlic.. Look yummy .. may I have a spoon of it ..

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  20. Lovely easy dish but it sounds like it's packed with lots of flavour mmmmm

    Rosie x

  21. I make a similar dish. Great for parties! :)

  22. hi..stopped by ur blog for the first time..
    im not crazy about rice...but im partial to pulaos of all kind-peas included!

  23. Yes! Nothing like a flavorsome pulav to add color, rice and wholeness to a party:) Looks delish:)

  24. Wow, that looks so fluffy and delicious. And simple!!


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