(Last Updated on : 10/08/2015)
Pea Pulao is one of the simplest one pot meals which is easy to make and healthy. The Peas Pulao is aromatic and has sweet tones because of peas. This Pulao can be made with fresh or frozen peas. Pea Pulao is often made in Punjabi homes. As a variation, some people also add potatoes in this Pulao. After cooking, the rice grains should be separated and the Pulao should not look mushy. This dish can be served with any gravy type side dishes and also goes well with different types of chutneys
Preparation of Peas Pulao
However, the recipe of Peas Pulao requires very less ingredients as well as less time consuming. The main ingredients are rice
and green peas which are first stir fried with onion
, green chilli, cinnamon
and then steamed to perfection having each rice grain separated.
1/2 cup Basmati Rice
1/2 cup Green Peas
1 small piece of Cinnamon
1 medium Onion, finely chopped or sliced
1/2 tbsp Ginger-Garlic, crushed
1 Green Chilli, finely chopped
1/2 tbsp Ghee
1/2 tbsp Oil
1 cup Hot Water
Wash and soak rice in water for 15 mins. Drain water and keep them aside.
Heat oil and ghee in a pan. Add cinnamon and cloves; when cloves begin to crackle, add crushed ginger-garlic, green chilli and onion.
Saute until onion turns light pink.
Add soaked rice and green peas.
Mix and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
Add hot water and salt to taste and stir a bit. Bring mixture to boil over medium flame.
When it starts to boil, reduce flame to low and cook covered for 8-10 mins and check whether rice grain has become tender and cooked.
After 8-10 minutes, turn off flame and let it stand with lid on for 7-8 minutes. Remove the lid and separate rice grains with fork.
Transfer Pulao to serving bowl and enjoy with dal. It tastes good with Punjabi kadhi or dal and papad.
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