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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Peas pulao ( One of the Lunchbox Favorites )

Peas pulao along is a quick and easy to prepare recipe which can be easily carried to school/office in the lunchbox. Most kids love green peas and the visual appeal of this dish makes it a hit with them.

Recipe -

Cooking Time Required: 20 mins ( plus some standby time )

Ingredients -

  • 1 cup Basmati Rice
  • 1 cup green peas
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 3-4 nos cloves
  • 1 inch cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp ghee
  • salt to taste
  • chopped cilantro for garnishing (optional)

Preparation: Wash and soak the rice for 30 mins.

Cooking: Add the rice to a pressure cooker and add one and half cups of water ( or as specified on the packet ) along with 1/2 tsp ghee and salt to taste. Close the lid and put it on a stove. Wait for 1-2 whistles or till the rice is cooked. Remove from the flame, let the steam escape before opening lid and then fluff it with a fork. Keep aside to cool.

Heat a pan. Add the cumin, cloves and cinnamon. Dry roast till fagrant. Add the remaining ghee , followed by the green peas and a pinch of salt. Stir for 2-3 mins and then add the cooked rice. Toss gently to mix. Garnish with chopped cilantro just before removing from the flame.

Serve with dal fry or any other gravy of choice.


  1. Dear AOF ( Hey I dont know your name so I made an abbreviation)
    I like this simple dish...but my concentration is to make the fish patua ..I did not know exact ingredients for oriya version..will try..
    I feel good that you liked the Kanika recipe...try it out...it is so simple...but you may reduce sugar to 1/6th instead of 1/3
    Bhala thiba

  2. Yeah....please try the fish patua...its such a simple yet delicious dish....m planning to prepare the kanika recipe for onam and surprise my south indian friends.


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