Peas pulav is one of the quick fix pulavs that I love very much. Its very easy to make and tastes amazing. I have frozen peas all the time in freezer, I prepare this very often.
This tastes great when served with Dal Fry .
1 cup Basmati/Long Grained rice
1 onion - finely chopped
1 tsp – ginger paste
1 tsp – garlic paste
3-4 green chillies - slit length-wise
1/2 cup green peas - fresh/frozen
1 tsp - cumin seeds
1 cinnamon stick
1 star anise
2 bay leaves
1 tsp cumin powder
1 tsp coriander powder
1/2 tsp - black pepper powder
1 tbsp clarified butter/ghee
salt as per taste
Soak rice in water for 15 mins. Drain & keep aside.
Heat clarified butter in a pressure cooker & add cumin seeds.
Once the seeds pop & splutter, add green chillies, ginger garlic paste, bay leaves, cinnamon, cloves, star anise.
Add chopped onions & saute for a minute.
Then add coriander powder, cumin powder & black pepper powder & saute till onions are transparent.
To this add green peas & saute for a minute.
Then add rice & fry for a minute.
Add salt as per taste.
Then add 2 cups of water & mix well.
Close the lid & let it pressure cook on medium flame till its done.
Serve with any gravy of your choice or Raitas.
Pulav tastes best with Fresh green peas rather than frozen ones.
You could try adding a bit of ready-made pulao masala to give it a new flavour.
This recipe is reaching "Rice Mela" hosted by Srivalli.