Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Peas Pulao | Peas Pulav Recipe

It was one of those mornings, getting up to cook for the day, I almost felt tired of the same old schedule! How much can one do just sambar, dal, sambar dal every other day. No matter that Sambar was relished and Dal was wiped out clean. One finally gets tired of this routine, but when I think about the routine, it gets more tiresome. Anyway these days are not those that calls for exciting new ventures into creating new dishes, yes not even for the blog!

It was one of those days, and on getting up, I was bugging Hubby dear for giving some ideas. He suggested I could make Jeera Pulao and Aloo Tamatar! That sounded so amazing. I may sound funny but it is true. So I set out to prepare and half way through I knew I wasn't going prepare Jeera Rice or plain Alu Tamatar. My poor blog that was suffering with acute want of new breeze to came to mind and I was all set for some change. Fresh Peas in the fridge and a new packed masala to try!

Well you get to read about the Peas Pulao that was the talk of the day at office. To go along with it, I made Alu Tamatar with Kitchen King Masala. This was a new addition to my pantry.  During my recent visit to Nilgiris, I happen to see this and remembered reading about it. Well there was no better time than this! 

The day was quite eventful. We took Peddu and Chinnu for Aksharabhyasam in their new school. It was a wonderful experience for us. Went in early and saw that the school had arranged a huge puja on  this account. Some 200 and odd students along with their parents, well what you expect. They garlanded the kids and made them pose for pictures. Expecting my boys to be what they are, they refused to be garlanded or pose. we did manage to click few pictures to show them later! 

Then I had time to meet couple of blogger friends in a Mexican Restaurant. Yes, my diet went for a toss. I am sure you will get to read all about it soon! I feel so full to even write about it!


Peas Pulao Recipe

Ingredients Needed:

Fresh Peas  1 cup
Basmati Rice 1 cup
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/2 tsp
Jeera/ Cumin 1 tsp
Cloves  2-3
Cinnamon  2"
Cardamon  2
Bay leaf  2
Salt to taste
Ghee 1 tsp
Water 1 cup
Roasted cashew for garnish
Coriander leaves for garnish

Method to prepare:

Wash and soak rice for 15 mins

Heat a non Stick pan with ghee, add the whole spices, saute well. Then add ginger garlic paste. Let it get cooked well.

Then add shelled peas and simmer with a lid covered. Allow the fresh peas to get sauted well. Slight mash with the back of the spatula, just to ensure some of the peas are mashed.

Next add the drained rice and saute well. Add water and salt. Bring it to boil. Then simmer and cover with lid. Cook for 10 mins. Switch off.

The rice will be cooked well and gets a good taste of the slightly mashed fresh peas.

Notes :

  • If you are using regular rice, adjust water accordingly.
  • Can add onions while cooking ginger garlic paste. Or fried onions over top tastes great.

Will be back with the Aloo Tamatar another way!

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14 comments :

myspicykitchen said...

Yummy Peas Pulao! Just a little curious, just 1 cup of water is sufficient for 1 cup of rice? I usually add 1: 1 1/2 cup rice to water ratio.

Jhonny walker said...

nice and simple! though I adore sambhar :)

sneh said...

This is one simple and quick dish you can have anytime.
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PS said...

peas pulao with aloo tamatar, sounds delicious..

Srivalli said...

Usha, Normally for Basmati rice 1:1 ratio is enough. otherwise I add 1:2 ratio of rice to water.

Thanks Sneh for the thought

Sunshinemom said...

Same pinch, Valli! I too had the same thoughts yest and made peas pulao though I did toss some potatoes too. See here:)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/hariniprakash/4478235092/

Anonymous said...

Hi Srivalli, please accept 'Inspiration Award'...your blog inspires me to try out new things.Thank you so much for all the inspiration.

Soma Pradhan said...

This is simple and yet the best rice

Superchef said...

classic!! always a favorite!

Priya said...

My favourite pulao...I just love simply with chips..yumm!

Tina said...

Sooo easy and delicious rice..

Ms.Chitchat said...

Very pleasing looking peas pulao.Loved it.

Umm Razeen said...

the pulao is simply mouthwatering

pelicano said...

Very delicate pulao- and very pretty! This would be a very useful pulao because it would be good paired with many other dishes- I look forward to seeing the potato-tomato dish!
I assume that because the rice is soaked for 15 minutes that this reduces the usual water needed when boiling/steaming?

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