Green peas pulao

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Preparation time : 15 minutes

Cooking time : 25 to 30 minutes

Serving : 3 members


Peas pulao . A pulao that is so easy to make and is highly tasty with delicate flavours . Made with few simple ingredients transforming into a well executed main course . Love the greens peas popping up between the white long grained rice . It’s a treat to the eyes . Green peas is one among my favourite vegetables along with potatoes and cabbage . But my hubby hates potatoes and green peas . So very rarely do I get to eat my favourite veggies . To add to this he hates pulaos being a true blue South Indian , so very loyal to his boiled white rice . Me being experimental when it comes to food , find it difficult managing with fussy hubby most of the time . Ending up cooking two ways incorporating my hubbys interpretation to satisfy his and kids taste buds . This has served to be a bonus to me as it has helped me to learn cooking both ways with a deep understanding of flavours as well as techniques and presentation , time management in cooking too many dishes in a short span of time and multi tasking in the kitchen . So no complaints as this has raised the food bar at home .


Green Peas1 1/2 cups ,( boiled )
Basmati Rice1 1/2 cup , ( washed and soaked in water for 1/2 an hour )
Onion (sliced)1
Green chillies2 slit
Mint leaves1 teaspoon
Cumin seeds1 teaspoon
Garlic flakes (crushed)3
piece of Ginger1 inch piece crushed
Cinnamon1 inch piece
Ghee 2 tablespoons
Coriander Leaves (chopped)2 teaspoons
Cashew nuts (chopped1 tablespoon,
Salt to taste


  1. Take a non-stick pan with ghee and heat it.
  2. Add ginger-garlic crushed and stir.When it turns brownish, add onions, cloves, cardamoms, cinnamon and cumin seeds.Fry the mixture till the onions turn translucent.Mix well adding cashew nuts and washed soaked rice . Cook on medium flame till the rice get to a pink colour for about 3 minutes . Add 3 cups of hot water and salt , mix with green peas , green chillies , mint and coriander leaves . Cook till most of the liquid  is absorbed.Lower the flame as much as possible, cover the pan and cook till the rice is almost done.Cook for some more time till the rice is done.
  3. Serve hot with vegetarian or non vegetarian gravy of your choice .