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Peas Pulao

This is a another simple dish to prepare and is good for health as it has the flavor of cumin seeds and pepper. Paneer butter masala is a good combination with peas pulao.

Peas puloav


  • Basmati rice – 1 1/2 cup
  • Onion (medium size) – 1
  • Green peas – 3/4 cup
  • Green chillies -3
  • Ginger garlic paste – 1 1/2 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Black pepper – 1/2 tsp
  • Cloves – 3
  • Cardamom – 2
  • Cinnamon stick – 1″
  • Bay leaves – 2
  • Cashew nut (broken) – 1/4 cup
  • Oil – 2 tbsp
  • Ghee – 2 tbsp
  • Salt to taste

Method of preparation:

  1. Soak the basmati rice in water for 20 mins.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds.
  3. Coarsely ground cardamom, cinnamon and cloves together.
  4. Add them once the cumins splutter.
  5. Add bay leaves and toss for few seconds followed by pepper.
  6. Now add the onions and split green chillies and saute and then add ginger garlic paste.
  7. Combine them well and toss them till you get rid off the raw smell.
  8. Now add the peas and combine with the masala.
  9. Remove from heat.
  10. Now heat ghee in a pan, add cashew nuts and toss till it turns light golden brown.
  11. Drain the water and add rice to the pan and toss till it gets the flavor of ghee.
  12. Add the peas masala to the pan and combine with rice.
  13. Remove from heat and steam cook adding water in the ratio 1: 1 1/2 cup (for 1 cup rice -1 1/2 cup water).
  14. Garnish with coriander leaves.

🙂 Serve hot with veg/non-veg curry.

***If you use Pressure cooker to steam cook rice turn off stove after 1 whistle.


  1. Nice blog! I love peas pulav too

  2. Hi Shankari,

    Thanks for ur comments. I went thro’ ur blog and it is really good.

  3. Hmm I love Peas Pulao, can imagine how good it would taste with a nice spicy gravy…good one! 🙂

  4. Hi Namratha,

    Ur comments drew me to your blog and it is really good. Thanks for ur comments…

  5. Hey, I tried this recipe just today for lunch. It turned out just great! I love flavor and the texture and most importantly the time it took me! Thanks for the great recipe!
    Do you have the recipe up here for Paneer butter masala as well?

    • Thanks for trying it out. Yes we have recipe for Paneer Butter masala too. Check out our ST Menu.

  6. im gonna try it out 2mrow for lunch. ll tel u after tat

  7. Peas pulao came out very good. Thanks!

  8. nice recipe

  9. Hi Nithu,

    The first recipe that i tried from your website was the “Peas Pulavo”, It was a hit. Thanks to Mrs. Romie Jones – she was the one who insisted that i try one. Thanks and good luck with your recipes.

  10. Thanks for all your lovely comments.

  11. I tried this last weekend and it turned out great. My kids kept asking for more. Thanks very much.

  12. Thanks Indu.