5 May 2017

Peas Pulao

I make a pulao every week for lunch box and every time I try to make a different pulao but the most favorite of all my pulao recipes is always the humble peas pulao. I have already posted another recipe of peas pulao that my mother makes in an electric cooker. 

Peas Pulao

This is my version, that I make in a pressure cooker with some garam masala (optional) and coconut milk. Most people don't add coconut milk to pulao but I tell you once you add coconut milk, you will never make pulao without it! Coconut milk makes the pulao so flavorful and delicious that we find a pulao without coconut milk a tad bland!!

Peas Pulao

Preparation time 15 mins | Cooking time 20 mins | Serves 3

  • Basmati rice - 1.5 cups
  • Water 2 cups
  • Coconut milk - 1 cup
  • Ginger garlic + pudina paste - 1 tbsp
  • Peas - 1 cup (I used fresh peas)
  • Onion - 1, sliced
  • Green chillies - 3
  • Garam masala - 1/4 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp
  • Salt - to taste
  • Coriander leaves - few
To Temper
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Cinnamon stick - 1
  • Bay leaf - 2
  • Black stone flower - few
  • Clove - 3
  • Star anise - 1
  • Cardamom - 2
Peas Pulao

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Peas Pulao

1. Wash and soak the basmati rice for 20 minutes.
2. In pressure cooker heat oil. Add all the ingredients under 'to temper'. 

3. Then add the sliced onions. Add some salt and chopped green chillies and saute until the onions turn translucent.
4. Add the ginger garlic and pudina paste. Saute until the raw smell leaves.

5. Add the garam masala powder. Mix well. Add the peas and mix with the onion masala.
6. Now add the coconut milk and then drain the rice and add it in. Add the remaining water.

7. Add lemon juice. Check for salt. Add some chopped coriander leaves.
8. Close the cooker and keep the flame full, wait for the steam to arise completely. Then place the weight/whistle and slow the flame completely. Cook for 10 minutes and switch off.

9. Wait for the pressure to settle and then open and fluff it up.

Peas Pulao

1. You can replace the coconut milk with water.
2. You can use frozen peas as well.
3. You can skip the garam masala. I sometimes don't add it.
4. You can add more green chillies.
5. Add water according to the brand of rice you use. For the brand I use, I always go with 1:2 ratio.
6. I sometimes add pudina to my ginger garlic paste and grind them together. If you don't have it then add the mint leaves separately.

Until next time,
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  1. Of course, why not? I can have pulao in fact every day. Rice is truly my love, this pulao is absolutely included as well.

  2. Beautifully made pulao... I love pulao, easy, flavorful and fills up too...


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