This is a simple and flavorful pulao. Can be served with any dal or taste great with just yogurt too.


1 cup basmati rice (250 gms)
1 cup frozen peas (You can use fresh too)
1 tsp jeera - cumin seeds
1 tsp ghee
1 inch ginger, grated
2 green chilies, chopped
1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves, chopped
2 tbsp fresh mint leaves, chopped (optional)
few curry leaves, chopped (optional)
2 cups water
salt to taste


  1. Wash the rice in water. Keep soaked in water till the pea mix is made.
  2. Heat ghee in a pan.
  3. Add the cumin seeds.
  4. Once they splutter,coriander leaves, curry leaves, mint leaves, green chilies and ginger. Cook for a minute.
  5. Add the peas. Cook for 2 minutes. (If using fresh peas cook till the peas are half done).
  6. Drain the rice. (Soaked for about 10 minutes now)
  7. Add 2 cups off water, the drained rice and salt.
  8. Bring the water to a boil on medium high.
  9. Once it reaches a rolling boil stage, reduce the heat to low.
  10. Cover the pan and cook till the rice is done. (About 10 to 15 minutes)

  1. You can cook this in a pressure cooker too, only difference is in step 7, just add the water and salt. Bring the water to a boil. Add the rice, close the cooker and give 2 whistles. (Depends on each cooker, check yours to see how many whistles for basmati rice)
  2. You can also cook this in the rice Cooker, after step 6 place the pea mix, water, rice and salt in the rice cooker and cook as per instructions.


meeso said...

Yum, I think I'm getting hungry!

Priya said...

Delectable pulao..looks marvellous.

notyet100 said...

yummy yum,..

Sushma Mallya said...

Its simple but seems very delicious

Sumi said...

Its just the way I make it, except the mint and coriander.delicious looking pulav and a nice picture

Soma Pradhan said...

This pulao looks really yummy

RV said...

hmmm... delicious....

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Parita said...

Looks perfect!

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Divya Vikram said...

Simple and exotic rice recipe. looks delicious!

my kitchen said...

Pulao came out perfectly,yummy

Sharmilee! :) said...

Looks perfect with each grain of rice seperated!

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