Friday, August 6, 2010

Peas Pulao

Sometimes it happens that you have to prepare something in a jiffy, something that is a complete meal and doesnot take much time. Yes, I am in such situations often and my hubby wont take a smoothie or a salad for a meal. So, what do I do? Well, I make this Pulao and serve it with raitas and with some chopped tomatoes and onions. I takes just 15-20 minutes to make the whole lot. While the rice is cooking in the microwave, I whip up the raita and chop the salad.

Here is my way of making this pulao. Before that, if you have missed my earlier post, here is a reminder, I am hostng a giveaway here from CSN stores. Do drop your comments on this post and be a part of the giveaway. Who knows you could be the lucky winner!

Coming back to the recipe..
You will need.

2 cups boiled rice.
1/2 cup peas.
1 onion chopped.
2 cardamom pods crushed.
 1 tsp cumin seeds.
2 bay leaves.
1 green chilli slit.
Some cashew nuts.
10-12 raisans.
1/4 tsp turmeric powder.
1/2 red chilli powder.(optional).
Salt to taste.
1 tbsp oil or ghee.
Chopped coriander leaves to garnish.(optional)


Heat a pan and add ghee/oil. When heated add the cumin seeds, green chilli, bay leaves and crushed cardamon pods. Saute for 30 seconds and add the chopped onions. Saute for 2 minutes till they are translucent and add the peas, raisans adn split cashew nuts. Heat for another 2 minutes. Now add the turmeric powder and salt and give a good stir. Add the rice and mix well. Cover the pan and let it cook for 2-3 minutes on a low heat. When done, take it off gas and pulao is ready to serve.
Serve hot with Raita and Salad.
Sending this off to MLLA#26 hosted by Briciole. This event is the brain child of Susan of 'The well Seasoned cook'


  1. Pulao looks awesome j...drooling dear.

  2. pulav luks very tempting and inviting...

  3. Simple n delicious ....looks yum

  4. peas pulao looks heavenly favorite too ...u made it very perfectly to have this with ur's tempting boondi raita ...lovely click too..first time to ur blog ...u got a beautiful space here with yummy recipes ... i love ur mango ice cream n going to try now ..thanks for sharing ,if u get time do visit my blog


  5. Pulao looks really colourful and tasty.I love how all the grains are separate and long.

  6. deliciously looking good pilaff..yummm

  7. the peas pulao looks simply delicious....

  8. Indeed an easy pulao. My version is slightly different. I don't put tumeric and I don't cook rice separately. Works either ways!

  9. Looks beautiful and surely very close to a complete meal :)

  10. Just sent you an email abt cooking rice in the same pot.

  11. easy , simple n perfect..i cook it almost in the same way..

  12. Dear J,
    I'm alone today, so don't feel like cooking anything. So can you pass me the bowl? ;-)
    Hey dear missing your thoughts on my space..
    Hamaree Rasoi

  13. Peas pulao, I have not made this in a while.Yours look nice.

  14. wow , tempting pulao ... love tha click ...

  15. Love the color....very yum looking peas pulao.....all time favourite comfort food for me...

  16. wht a gorgeous color of pulao J...the grains r shining like the green peas popping out from tht bful yellow participate in my ongoing event A Visual Treat...waiting for ur entries...hugs

  17. This is my favorite pulav.Nice clicks as always

  18. like to have this simple pulao with raitha or any veg/non side.. so good


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