Friday, January 13, 2017

Peas pulao

One pot dishes are my favorite kind. A few veggies, some form of protein and carbs, a few spices and seasonings - all thrown into one pot - that's all it takes to make this pulao. On days when you aren't inspired enough to create something that takes more than 10 minutes of time and effort, this kind of dish is there to the rescue. Having frozen green peas on hand makes it even easier.

What you need:
Basmati rice - 1 cup (soaked in water for 30 minutes and drained)
Green peas - 1 cup
Coconut milk - 1 cup (optional  - can be substituted with a cup of water)
Water - 1/2 cup
Onion - 1 chopped fine
Ginger - a small piece
Green chilli - 3 or 4
Garlic - 4 cloves
Butter - 3 tbsp.
Cardamom - 2
Clove - 5
Cinnamon - a small piece
Cumin seeds - 1/2 tsp
Bay leaf - 1
Biriyani masala - 1 tsp (optional)
Sliced almonds - a few, to garnish

Melt butter in your pressure cooker. Add cardamom, clove, cinnamon and bay leaf. Saute on low flame till fragrant. Grind the ginger, chilli and garlic to a coarse paste without adding any water. Add this into the cooker and saute. Mix in the sliced onions and fry till translucent. Add the green peas, biriyani masala, salt, drained rice, coconut milk and water. Close the cooker and cook till one whistle. Then reduce the heat to low and cook for 5 minutes. Once the pressure settles, serve hot with raita.

This is my third post for Week 2 of Blogging Marathon #72 under the theme vegetarian dinners.
Check out the Blogging Marathon page for the other Blogging Marathoners doing this BM


Priya Suresh said...

Nothing can beat this inviting peas pulao, drooling here.

vaishali sabnani said...

One of the best rice, where one can never go wrong. good one.

Harini-Jaya R said...

Love the coconut milk there.Very flavorful and tasty.

Srivalli said...

Very comforting meal!..and I love making pulao with coconut milk too..

Sandhya Ramakrishnan said...

Love the addition of coconut milk. Quick and easy!

Pavani N said...

I love this mild and delicious pulao. Great for a weeknight meal or as a side dish for a party.

Smruti Shah said...

Such a delicious looking pulao with peas. I would love this for dinner everyday!!

Preeti Garg said...

Awesome and healthy recipe

Priya Srinivasan said...

I make this often dear, with frozen peas, all you need is rice and spices na!!! Quick, easy and tasty too!!!