Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Peas Pulao

Rice items play an important part in menu planning especially when you have guests over for lunch or dinner. I usually prefer to make phulka and one rice dish so that people can have a choice. I prefer making one pot rice dish as it saves energy and time without compromising on taste. Pair it with simple raita, dal or any side dish of your choice and it is ready to go. I love to experiment with different veggies and spices. It was during one of the experiment that I landed up with this recipe. It is very simple to make yet aromatic due to the use of whole spices.
Here is what's needed:
1 cup Basmati rice
1/4 cup frozen Green peas
1 medium Onion sliced
1" Cinnamon stick
3-4 whole Peppercorns
4 green Cardamom 
1 Star anise
1 Bay leaf
1 tbsp split cashews
1 tbsp Ghee or Oil
Salt to taste
few strands of Coriander leaves finely chopped
Procedure:
1) Wash basmati rice until clean and soak in water for 10 mins. Drain. Slightly crush the whole spices. Defrost the green peas and keep aside.
2) Heat ghee/oil. Add roast cashews until golden. Remove and keep aside.
3) In the same pan add more ghee/oil if needed. Once heated add the whole spices. Add Onions and sauté until slightly golden. Add the drained rice and green peas. Fry for just a minute.
4) Add 2 cups of water , salt to taste and chopped coriander leaves. Give it a rolling boil and reduce the flame to medium. Cook covered until done. Fluff and serve hot.

18 comments:

Divya Kudua said...

Hey Uj..one of my favorite pulao..easy to make,fuss free and delicious.I make a similar version..yummy.Got to buy some peas soon..;-)!!!

Varsha Vipins said...

simple comfort food..!!:)

Ashwini said...

Simple and very comforting food..

Suparna said...

Hi Ujwala,
easy and aromatic delicacy...nice!
TC

Curry Leaf said...

love the pulao its my favourite.

Kitchen Flavours said...

Flavourful and yum....

Shama Nagarajan said...

lovely qucik pulao

Asha said...

Simple and tasty Pulao, looks great!:)

DEESHA said...

I have always loved peas pulao .. looks very nice UJ

srikars kitchen said...

looks yummy & delicious.. nice entry.. i love this pulao..

Happy cook said...

I love peas pulao, it isalways delicious.

Smitha said...

Simple food. I add cumin too in my peas pulao

Superchef said...

simple yet always delicious :)

Uj said...

Thank you all for your wonderful comments :)

Valarmathi said...

Wow simple and delicious recipe

Raaga said...

I call this 5-star pulao... looks great.

Sharmilee! :) said...

Simple and nice dish!

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