Friday, October 30, 2009

Peas Pulav

Peas pulav

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 Pulav
Ingredients 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.

lunch boxpeas pulav with carrot raita


  1. Healthy pulav n pass on the lunch box:) It reminds me of school days carrying the lunch box n being curious to see wat's in it before the lunch hour:D It looks so tender.

  2. Thats a yummy meal in that lunch box..looks very delicious...

  3. Geougeous looks pulav :D nice presentation.

  4. This is my favorite pulav!!

    That lunchbox looks yummy and healthy.

  5. I love this pulav as it goes with any vegetable,dal or raita.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog n leaving your precious comments.

  6. Whenever Peas makes a place in my pantry, Peas Pulav is must !
    Tiffin looks healthy !

  7. healthy pulao and raita combo for your daughter's lunch...

  8. looks really delicious and yum!
    do visit my blog when u find time!

  9. hi padhu,,

    Frankly i should write I love u!!! shocked:) yes padhu i bjust follow ur blog like a my kutty son following me always...Thanx to u....always i have been appreciated for the food i prepare with ur guidelines....

    You Will Always our hearts ...I said ours because if i prepare something new my husband asks (So Padhu taught u):)Thanks again!!!

  10. Really a very gud turned out gr8..and my hubby likes it a lot..thank you :)

  11. Lovely recipes... u r my life saver wen it comes to veg cooking

  12. Hi padhu, thanks for the recipe and i learned cooking by trying ur recipes, most of the recipes turned out well. I like ur presentation and many useful tips.u beleive me or not, without opening ur blog there is no cooking in my home. Thanks again...and dont stop.

  13. hi padhu i tried ur peas pulav recipe i came out too good thank u soo much

  14. Very delicious and light dish and mint makes it so refreshing for the summer. Thanks a lot for the recipe.

  15. Thanks for this quick & easy recipe....

    Came out of good...

  16. It's really tasty . I made it today. It smells good and yummy too.thanks for recipe.

  17. Very healthy pulao with raita, perfect for lunch tiffin !!

  18. I made this last evening for lunch today. As I am relishing my office in lunch, I have to say "Thank You, Padhu, for this awesome simple and tasty recipe!"

  19. Hi Padhu. I want to extend you a heart-felt Thank You because you have inspired me to cook good, tasty food for my family. I made this peas pulao for my lunch box, and I am eating it now. It is good! :)
    Oh, and I love the way your recipes are arranged in the Recipe Index. It makes this site the easiest for me to search for what I want.

  20. peas pulao was good. Thankyou so much. Its really simple and easy to cook.

  21. Padhu peas pulav came out too hubby liked it...I'm newly married n learning to cook now...tnkkkk u soooo much...some more rice recipes pls...

    1. Go to recipe index page (on the top) and check out rice recipes .There are more than 60 rice recipes. link is also given below
      Recipe index

  22. Hey thank you so much for the recipe I tried it today for lunch it turned out to be very yummy.

  23. I just tried this out this weekend, Padhu. It was a big hit with the folks! Thanks for posting!

  24. Thanks for the wonderful recipe! The touch of mint is exquisite in the peas pulao. I will return for the super taste of your recipes :)

  25. Hi,
    I cooked this recepie, it turned out really good . I am a big fan of your site and tried lot of dishes.

    Thanks to you , keep up the good work.


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