Pea Pulao is one of my most favorite and also one of the simplest one pot meal. Though I have posted peas pulao recipe earlier, I wanted to do a step by step recipe with pictures for beginners. This pulao can be done in a jiffy and also tastes delicious. You can have any tomato based gravy or just onion pachadi as side dish for peas pulao. Today let us learn how to make peas pulao following our easy recipe with step by step pictures.
|Peas Pulao/Matar Pulao with onion raita|
Prep time -under 15 mins
Cook time - under 30 mins
Serves - 2
Basmati rice - 1 cup
Onion - 3/4 cup
Green chillies - 2 slit
Ginger garlic paste -1 tsp
Green peas (fresh or frozen)-1 cup
Fresh mint leaves - fistful
Coriander leaves - fistful
Salt as required
For the seasoning
Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp (or oil + ghee)
Cinnamon -2 inch piece
Soak basmati rice for 20 minutes. Drain the water completely and keep it aside. You can do this with ordinary rice also but using basmati rice gives added flavor.
Chop onions finely and slit green chilli.
Heat oil in a pan/kadai and add the ingredients mentioned under seasoning. Saute for a few seconds, then add chopped onions, slit green chilli and saute until onions turn light brown.
Add ginger garlic paste and saute for a few more minutes.
Add peas, chopped coriander leaves and mint leaves.
Add rice and saute until the water (if any) evaporates.
Add 1 3/4 cup of hot water, salt needed (approximately 2 tsp salt) and bring it to boil.
Transfer it to another container and pressure cook for 3 whistles. Once the pressure subsides, open the cooker, fluff the rice with a fork gently and serve hot.
If you are preparing directly in the pan, after adding water to the rice, wait for it to boil, then close the pan without weight. Keep it in medium flame. Once the rice is half cooked, stir the contents and close it with the weight. Keep it in very low flame for 5 minutes and switch off the flame. Open only after the pressure subsides.
Check out other methods of cooking Basmati Rice
Serve hot with onion pachadi or any side dish of your choice. Paneer butter masala and potato gravy also goes very well as a side dish for peas pulao.
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