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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Peas Pulao Recipe | Peas Pulao with coconut milk | Matar Pulao Recipe

I usually don't go for any pulao recipes. I just make biryani or fried rice. On one weekend, I was running short of many ingredients in my pantry. I just had some fresh peas, so this idea of making pulao, which my friend shared long back came to mind. This pulao can be made in a jiffy and it turned out too good. I served it with the left over chicken masala which I made for breakfast. You can serve it with any spicy veg or non veg gravy. We enjoyed it to the core and I clicked the unusual recipe in my kitchen to share it here.
Basmati rice - 1 cup
Fresh/Frozen peas - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 chopped lengthwise
Green chillies - 3
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Coriander leaves - 1 tbsp(chopped finely)
Mint leaves - 1 tbsp(chopped finely)
Thick Coconut Milk - 1/2 cup
Water - 1 and 1/4 cups
Salt - as required 
To Temper:
Oil - 1 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Fennel Seeds - 1 tsp
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch piece
Cloves - 2
Star Anise - 1
Cardamom - 2
Bay leaf - 1
1. Wash and soak the basmati rice in water for half an hour. Extract coconut milk and keep it ready. Chop Onion,coriander and mint leaves. In a pressure cooker, add oil and ghee. Allow the items under 'To Temper' to crackle. Then add the chopped onions and saute it until it turns transparent.
2. Then add the green chillies, ginger garlic paste, mint and coriander leaves. Saute it for few mins and then add the green peas. Add required salt.
3. Now add the soaked rice after draining the water. Measure the coconut milk, water and add it to the peas rice. Adjust salt at this stage. Bring it to boil.
4. Once it starts boiling, close it with the lid. Switch off the flame after 2 whistles. Once the pressure releases, carefully open the lid and fluff it up with a fork. Take care not to break the rice grains.
Serve hot with any spicy gravy of your choice. I served it with chicken masala and onion raita.
Points to remember:
  • Coconut milk(thick) gives mild sweetness to the pulao, so don't add more than the mentioned quantity. If preferred, add half thin coconut milk and half water. You can also skip coconut milk and replace it with water completely
  • For 1 cup basmathi rice, I usually use 1.5 to 1.75 cups of water. You can cook it as per your interest. 
Warm Regards,
Happy's Cook - Divya


  1. peas pulao looks delicious. would be great to enjoy it when its still warm!

  2. I am going to try this tomorrow


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