Friday, October 30, 2009

Peas Pulav

I really got bored of 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, can be done in just 20 minutes. 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.

easy peas pulao

Easy Peas Pulao

Peas Pulao

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Recipe Category Rice-Lunch
 Recipe CuisineIndian

   Ingredients needed

   Basmati Rice - 1 cup
   Onion - 2 medium size finely chopped
   Green chillies - 2 slit
   Ginger-Garlic paste - 1 ½ tsp
   Peas - 1 cup (Fresh/frozen)
   Pudina/Mint leaves - 1 cup loosely packed
   Coriander leaves - ½ cup loosely packed
   Salt to taste

   For the seasoning

   Oil - 1 1/2 tbsp
   Ghee - 1 tbsp
   Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
   Cloves - 2
   Cardamon - 1


Wash and finely chop mint and coriander leaves.

If you do not have ginger garlic paste, just grind 2 garlic cloves and a small bit of peeled ginger.

Wash and soak basmati rice for 20 minutes. Drain the water and keep it aside.


Heat oil and ghee together, add cinnamon, cloves and cardamom.

Saute for few seconds and add finely chopped onions. Sauté till onions turns transparent, then add ginger- garlic paste and fry for a few more minutes.

Add slit green chillies, peas, mint leaves, coriander leaves and sauté for 2 minutes.

Add basmati rice, 2 cups of boiling water, needed salt and pressure cook.

Once the pressure subsides, open the cooker and gently fluff it with a fork. Your peas pulav is ready.

Serve it with potato chips, raita/pachadi of your choice, papads or any onion tomato based gravy like paneer butter masala, capsicum masala etc.

Note - If you are cooking keeping it in a vessel inside the cooker, cook for 3 whistles.

If you are cooking directly in the cooker, after adding rice and boiling water, mix well and close the cooker without weight. Cook on medium heat. When it is half cooked, stir the contents and close it with weight. Cook on low heat for 4 minutes and turn off the heat. Open after the pressure subsides.

lunch box
My daughter's lunch box- Peas pulao and carrot raita
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  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.

  26. Hi Padhu..

    How many whistles the rice has to be cooked?

    1. If you are cooking keeping a vessel inside the cooker, cook for 3 whistles. If you are cooking directly in the cooker, after adding rice and water, mix well and close the cooker without weight. Cook on medium heat.When it is half cooked, stir the contents and close it with weight.Cook on low heat for 4 minutes and turn off the heat. Open after the pressure subsides. Hope this helps.

  27. I tried it today and it turned out good...

  28. Wow padhu awesome fud recipes I love it fud n u tooo

  29. Padhu mam awesome recipes. I used to refer padhuskitchen always.

  30. Twice I tried this n it was really a delicious one. Second time when i prepared the same dish i tried adding ma innovative idea n just added half coconut milk and half water which added more aroma/flavor to the dish. But padhu mam, since the day i startd cooking i think I've always followed only padhuskitchen. And every dish starting from rasam to rasgulla were appreciated by all. When people ask me to explain the recipe of ma dish, I just give them one word reply '' and immediately people will burst out of laughter. everyone in my office knows that i cook only from your recipes. am such a fan of yours. U r seriously a mother to so many ;-) great going.

    1. Dear Karthika - Thank you so much for your kind words. Glad you found Padhuskitchen useful.

  31. amazing amazing recipe! added some sweet corn too!
    thanks padhu :) you saved my day from university
    Im so happy after eating the pulao

  32. Can we use normal rice instead of basmati rice?

  33. Love your recipes, always look for your page first when ever I search for some recipe. Your recipes are so homely. Thank you for sharing your talent with all.


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