Peas Pulav/Pulao is the rice that is flavored with whole spices and is cooked with peas, served as a main dish. Easy to make, I usually prepare this when i have too many gravies on the menu as this is a mild rice which goes well with raitha and gravy. 


  • Oil -as per need
  • Ghee -1 tbsp (optional for diet conscious people)
  • Whole Spices (cinnamon-1 stick, cloves-2, cardamom-2 and bay leaf-1 and few fennel seeds)
  • Cumin Seeds- ½ tbsp
  • Onion (big)-Cut lengthwise
  • Green Chillies- 3(slit opened)
  • Ginger Garlic paste- 1 tbsp
  • Green Peas- handful
  • Garam masala powder- 1 tsp
  • Basmathi Rice-1 cup (washed)
  • Salt –As per taste
  • Mint leaves -10
  • Coriander leaves- few strands chopped finely
  • Curd-2 tbsp
  • Water-1 ½ cups


Take a pressure pan, add oil and ghee, once oil is hot enough add the whole spices,cumin seeds,followed by mint leaves,coriander leaves and green chillies.Add onion and saute well till translucent.Add ginger garlic paste and saute till you get a nice aroma.Add the green peas and mix carefully followed by garam masala powder and salt.Now add 1 and a half cup of water , two table spoons of curd and mix the content, check for salt at this stage.Add the washed Basmathi rice and pressure cook the content till you hear 1 whistle and simmer down the flame, leave the pan on the stove for 5 minutes and turn off the stove.Once when the cooker is calm,release the vent and change the whole content to a serving dish.Mix the content carefully without breaking the rice.

Peas Pulav is ready to be served, serve it hot with raitha and gravy of your choice.

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