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Nov 17, 2006

Green Peas Pulao

“Oru maalai elaveyil neram, azhagaana ilai udhir kaalam……” (meaning, "one day on a beautiful fall season" - a song from a tamil film Gajni), I wanted something warm and a mildly spiced meal. A very simple dish, cause I was already feeling sleepy on a cold autumn day and didn't feel like cooking much. I thought hey, why not make a simple Pulao and the simplest Pulao that came to my mind was Green Peas Pulao. Here it is.


1 cup Basmathi rice
Green Peas soaked in water the previous day – 1 cup heaped (Frozen peas is fine too)
Onion – 1 medium sized chopped
Ghee/Oil – 2 tablespoons
Cloves – 3
Cinnamon – ½ inch
Sonf – ½ teaspoon
Bay leaf – 1
Green chilli 2 small vertically slit.
Garlic – 3 pods sliced


Soak rice in water.

Heat Ghee/Oil in a Pressure Cooker (mine is heavy kadai pressure cooker from prestige), add Sonf, Cloves, Cinnamon, Bay Leaf, Garlic, Green Chillis and Onion. Sauté until the Onion turns translucent. Add the Peas, then Salt and stir. Allow the content to heat up. Drain the water and add the Basmathi rice to the heated content. Give a stir and allow it to get heated. Add 1 cup water and cook closed. Cook in high for 1 whistle and take the cooker away from the Cooking range, if it is electric cooking range. Open the lid after 15 to 20 minutes. Note: Do not open even if the indicator shows its ready to open). Warm Peas Pulao is ready. Garnish with Coriander leaves.

Click here for Sia's version of Peas Pulao.

This is my entry to Mixed rice varieties event hosted by EC of
Simple Indian Food.


TNL said...

Beautiful Picture....and a very easy recipe! Thanks! you have great talent, I just saw your other blog!


Mythreyee said...

Thanks Trupti.

As you said this is a very simple recipe. Tastes good too.

Jayashree said...

Nice pic of the trees in the background. That song from Gajini is really beautiful, isn't it???

Sia said...

ho mythreyee,
thats a lovely pic with autumn colours as background... i too have posted my version of peas pulao in my blog...
great going girl

Mythreyee said...

thanks Jayashree, and the song from gajni, I am a big fan. All songs are beautiful in that movie.

thanks Sia, just tried the pic and it came out well. hey, I will check out your version of peas pulao.

Vani said...

Love picture with the fall colors background, Mythreyee.

Anonymous said...

That look so beautiful!! Good idea to have the trees in the background.

Tina Jennifer D'Silva said...

Hey Mythreyee... the pulao looks so fresh & yum... I have always loved peas pulao & your version is really simple. Will let u know how it turns out.

FH said...

Beautiful photo overlooking a fall tree! Great idea:)

Unknown said...

Beautiful pix. Thanx for sharing.

Mythreyee said...

Thanks Vani, rp, Tina, Asha and Puspha. I am happy you all liked it.

Pooja said...

Hi Mythreyee,
thanks for particiapating wih this nice healthy pulao with peas. I am glad to receive it from your side.

EC said...

Looks very inviting...thanks for participating

Bhargavi said...

Hey how long will u soak ur rice and in how much of water

Mythreyee said...

soak in water for 10 minutes.

Bhargavi said...

Do u add raw Basmathi rice to the mixture.
Wat do u call Sonf in tamil.
Is Sonf, the sweet jeeragam served after meals in hotels

Bhargavi said...

Hey Sorry again one small doubt.
is it sufficient to pressure cook the Green peas instead of soaking in water.I Keep Green Peas in Freezer.

DharshiniV said...

Hey, I tried the recipe in Microwave oven. Wow!! Yummy!! All my roommates and collegues they gave wonderful appreciation for this. Thanks much

Infact, I tried the same recipe w/ aloo once more, when we were left w/ no peas. This also turned out to be good.


Mythreyee said...

Thank you for the feedback. I am glad you liked it.

Anonymous said...

Is one cup of water sufficient for 1 cup of basmati rice? Won't that burn? I thought the water is always twice the quantity