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Peas Pulao

| March 6, 2013 Comment

Peas Pulao is a great dish for parties and festive occasions. Made with basmati rice and fresh peas, this is a subtly flavored rice that is homemade gourmet.

Servings: 6-8
Cooking Time: 30 minutes


  • 2 cups of basmati rice
  • 2 cups of green peas
  • 1 large onion (or 2 medium),
  • cut lengthwise and halved
  • 1 green chilli, slit lengthwise (optional)
  • 6-8 cashew nuts
  • 1/2 tsp cumin (jeera)
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 cardamom seeds
  • 1-2 mint leaves for garnish
  • 8-10 tsp vegetable oil (or ghee)
  • 4 cups of water
  • Salt to taste


  1. Wash and soak the rice for 10 minutes.
  2. Heat the oil, fry the cashews until golden brown, and set aside.
  3. Saute 1/4 of the onions till nicely browned, and set aside for garnishing.
  4. Add cumin, cloves, and cardamom and fry for a minute. As they start to brown, add the remaining onions, green peas, and green chilli and saute for 5 minutes.
  5. Add the rice, garam masala, and salt, and saute for about 2 minutes, until the rice is coated with oil, and gives off a nutty aroma.
  6. Add 4 cups of water, and cover and cook until done, or cook in the pressure cooker for about 3 whistles. Or cook the rice in the rice cooker with 3 3/4 cups water.
  7. Garnish with the sauteed onions, and cashew nuts.
  8. Serve the peas pulao hot with a raita of your choice.

Category: Rice Recipes, Vegan Rice Recipes

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