Sunday, November 23, 2008

Simple Peas Pulao

Pulao or Pilaf is another versatile dish present in each and every cuisine.Here I a giving a simple Peas pulao recipe that I enjoy and it is easy to make.Pulao differs from biryani in that, the rice is almost cooked and then mixed with vegetables or meat and spice to finish cooking resulting in a flavourful and comforting dish.Usually veggies are cooked before sauteeing as I have seen in many versions,but since it is peas pulao,I took easy way out as I used frozen peas.This dish is at its flavourful best when cooked in ghee and fresh peas.

Ingredients:
Peas: 1 cup
Onion: 1 chopped finely
Basmathi Rice: 1 cup
Ghee/Clarified Butter: 2-3 tbsp +/-
Coriander Leaves

Whole Spices:
Cinnamon
Cloves
Cardamom
Shah Jeera
Bayleaf
Peppercorns(optional)

Salt

Preparation:
Clean rice and cook it -half or three-fourth cook -by adding salt.I do this in the microwave,but can also be done stove top.You can also add little whole spices to this,so that it mingles nicely when mixed with veggies or in this case peas.In case you are using fresh peas,you can lightly steam it.

Heat ghee/clarified butter in a pan,add the whole spices and saute for a minute.Add onions and saute till transparent.Add the peas and little salt and saute for 2-3 minutes till it starts to cook.Then add little water,mix well, boil.Simmer, add the half cooked rice and then blend well,add the chopped coriander leaves and close the pan and heat through for 1-2 minutes.Let it remain covered for 5-10 minutes.For ease of use,switch off the gas,while adding rice and then if water is still remaining,heat through.

After the standing time,when you open it,the rice would be perfectly cooked and if needed garnish with more coriander leaves and top with ghee.Serve with raita or gravy or papad & pickle.



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18 Comments:

DEESHA said...

i love peas pulao .. looks yumm

Priya said...

Delicious...pulao is really inviting...

Roopa said...

I love the perfectly cooked look of the Pulao :) Love peas combination with most of my dishes:) Very nice Pic:)

Red Chillies said...

Simple and easy things are the ones that are so comforting isn't it? I love this dish.

Sagari said...

pulao looks deleciouss

Cynthia said...

I make this often and love it very much.

Uj said...

Puloa looks perfectly cooked. I love Peas pulao... Its comforting dish for me

Sunshinemom said...

Kal biryani, aaj pulao!! Wah, wah!

Cham said...

Such easy breezy pulaov

Divya.M said...

i love peas pulao and ur pic looks yummy.....

G.Pavani said...

pulao looks yummy n delicius

Andhra Flavors said...

peas pulao looks comfort.

Sia said...

lightly flavoured rice is what i usually cook for my guests and peas pulao is one among them :)

Simran said...

My all time favorite. Looks delicious

Medhaa said...

All time fav. and best part most kids love it too. Delicious

Shella said...

Peas pulao are always such comfort food to eat......love em

Sanghi said...

wow! What a pulao!!! Great job!
check out my recipies too..

Enjoy Blogging!

Shaheen @ Ambrosia said...

One of my favourite kinds or rices to have with chicken makhani! Yum.

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