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Monday, September 19, 2016

A - Z Rice Dishes ~ P for Peas Pulao

I went back and forth between rice dishes that started with words like 'Paneer', 'Potato', 'Peanut' and 'Parsi' until a week ago, not able to decide what to cook for today. And finally settled with one of the simple and mild pulao dishes from India, the peas pulao or matar pulao as it is called in Hindi. I didn't realize that I hadn't posted the recipe until my husband suggested it. It is very simple to make and makes a great beginner dish.

1 cup Basmati rice
1 tbsp. oil
1 tsp. cumin seeds
3 cloves
2 to 3 cardamom pods
2 one inch cinnamon sticks
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. ginger garlic paste
2 green chillies, chopped
1 big onion, peeled and finely sliced
2 tbsp. mint &/or cilantro leaves
1/2 to 3/4 cup fresh green peas
Salt to taste
1.5 cup water

* Wash the rice thoroughly and soak in water for about 20 to 30 minutes.
* Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, whole spices and bay leaf. Saute until cumin seeds turn brownish and add ginger garlic paste. Saute for few seconds and add chillies and onion. Continue to cook and when onion turns golden brown, add mint / cilantro leaves and peas. Also add drained rice and stir for few seconds. Next add water and salt.
* If continuing to cook in the pan, cover it and cook on low flame until the rice is done. Or transfer the above mixture to a small pressure cooker and cook for 3 whistles.
* Serve it warm with raita or plain yogurt.

Recipes so far in A - Z Rice Dishes,
A for Achaari Chole Pulao
B for Bhuna Khichuri
C for Chintapandu Pulihora
D for Dindigul Thalapakatti Veg Biryani
E for Ellorai / Ellotharai  
F for Fodnicha Bhaat 
G for Gongura Pulihora 
H for Hare Moong ki Chaaswaali Khichdi 
I for Iyengar Style Kadambam 
J for Jodhpuri Vegetable Pulao 
K for Kaju - Karivepaku Annam 
L for Lilva Khichdi
M for Mamidikaaya - Kobbari Pulihora 
N for Narali Bhaat
O for Oliya 

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MySpicyKitchen said...

Peas pulao with raitha is a filling meal for me any day. Rice is long and grainy.

Nalini's Kitchen said...

This is one such fragrant pulao,perfect with some spicy curry..

Harini R said...

Very pleasant looking and flavorful rice.

vaishali sabnani said...

Your rice series is rocking, The peas pulao is simple but one of the most delicious ones..no frills yet so pleasing.

Gayathri Kumar said...

This pulao is one classical dish to serve with a simple raitha. Looks amazing..

Kalyani said...

Love this the most with a simple onion-cucumber raita ! My family loves this with even boondi raita :) the rice has been cooked to perfection

Srividhya said...

yum.. love that serveware. very nice

Priya Suresh said...

Peas pulao is my family favourite and this dish have its important place in our weekly menu. Beautiful dish.

Smruti Ashar said...

This pulao is a favorite in our family! Lovely recipe :)

Archana said...

Its delicious Suma. Love the flavours great comfort food.

Pavani said...

Such a simple, yet very flavorful peas pulao.

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

I make this often for kids lunch boxes Simple yet flavorful pulao!

cookingwithsapana said...

Always comforting and goes well with almost any side dish.

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

Classic and comforting pulao!!

Srivalli said...

Oh yea I love pea pulao!..your bowl looks so scrumptious!