I really got bored cooking traditional meals, so for a change I did Peas Pulav yesterday. I learnt this from my neighbour long time back .We all liked it so much that it started making appearance on our table frequently. Another thing is that, it is less spicy and is a very simple recipe. It is a quick fix meal. When you do not have much time to spend on cooking, you can go for this. No grinding, no elaborate preparations. But do not try this dish without Pudina/mint leaves as that is the highlight of the dish, which gives flavour to the dish. Now we will go the the recipe.
Peas PulavIngredients needed
Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Peas - 1 cup (Fresh/frozen)
Pudina/Mint leaves - 1 cup Finely chopped
Coriander leaves -½ cup Finely chopped
Onion - 2 medium size
Green chillies - 2
Ginger-Garlic paste - 1 ½ tsp or (Grind 2 garlic cloves and a small bit ginger)
Oil -2 tbsp
Ghee - ½ tbsp
Salt to taste
For the seasoning
Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
Cloves - 2
Cardamon - 1
Wash and soak Basmati rice for 15 minutes. Drain and keep it aside.
Heat 2 tbsp of oil and ½ tbsp of ghee together, add the ingredients for seasoning.
Add finely chopped onions and sauté till it turns transparent, add ginger- garlic paste and fry for a few more minutes.
Add slit green chillies, peas, mint and coriander leaves and sauté a little.
Add basmati rice, 2 cups of boiling water, needed salt and pressure cook.
Your peas pulav is ready. You can serve it with potato chips, raita/pachadi of your choice, papads or any gravy.
This dish is going to Divya's Show me your lunch box event.
I have taken a picture of my daughter's lunch box.