Peas Pulao


Rice is a part of every ones meal. Cooked in many different ways and with different ingredients, is still yummy and fulfilling every time one eats. Pulao or Pulav recipes are well known in many countries.

Our guest chef Divya has come up with another of hers, very simple to cook, highly sumptuous & delicious to eat and healthy rice recipe of Peas Pulao. In this the rice is cooked with spices, peas and coriander & mint. Truly Delicious, Try out this homely & healthy recipe!

Step-by-Step Easy & Quick Recipe –

Prep Time           Cook Time                Total Time                    Yields

15 mins                    10 mins                     25 mins                     1-2 Serving


Rice Basmati – 2 cups

Peas – 200 grams (fresh)

Onion – 1 (finely chopped)

Curry leaves – 6-8

Salt per taste

Mustard seeds – ¼ teaspoon

Oil – 3 tablespoon

Water – 5 cups

For grinding to a paste –

Cinnamon – 2 (1 cm each)

Cardamom – 2 (discard the skin, need only seeds)

Cloves – 2

Green chili – 3

Aniseed – ¾ teaspoon

Khus-khus – ½ teaspoon

Coriander leaves – 1 bowl full

Coconut – 3 teaspoon

Cashew nuts – 10-12 pieces

Ginger-garlic paste – 1 teaspoon

Mint leaves – 8-10 leaves


  • Firstly grind all ingredients listed in the “grinding the paste” list, together to form a paste.
  • Then take a pressure cooker and add rice & water to it, let it boil.
  • Now in the mean time, heat oil in a pan and add mustard seeds and onion and sauté, when the seeds splutter add curry leaves too. Now add the ground mixture to it and saute for another 1-2 minutes, now add little water & let it boil all together for a while. Add peas and salt.
  • Transfer now onion, mustard curry leaves, peas, ground paste mix to the cooker from the pan and mix well with the boiling rice.
  • Let it all cook together for 5 minutes and then close the lid of the pressure-cooker on low heat with the whistle for 10-12 minutes.
  • Take off heat and open the cover & mix well before serving.

Note: The Minty Peas Pulao can be served with cucumber, carrot & onion raita. Bon Apatite!

Happy Cooking!!

Recipe contributed by Divya Srikanth


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