Sunday, February 10, 2013

Peas pilaf (pulao)

Peas pilaf can go with any side dish or lentils and very easy to do. For extra richness and flavor, I added coconut milk, it can be replaced with water too. Basmati rice has a nice aroma, but any good quality long grain rice can be used. To get good texture of the rice, cook on low heat after one boil and do not stir constantly which will break the rice. 

  • Basmati rice - 1cup
  • Peas - 1/2 cup
  • Bay leaf - 1 
  • Cinnamon sticks - 1, small
  • Cloves - 3
  • Water - 1 cup
  • Cashews - 3, broken
  • Coconut milk - 1 cup
  • Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Salt - to taste


Soak basmati rice for 30 minutes in plenty of water and drain. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a pan for 30 seconds; add cloves, cinnamon, cashews, bay leaf and peas. Cook for a minute on a medium heat.
Add soaked rice, water, coconut milk and salt to taste, bring to boil and cook, covered, on low heat till rice is cooked. 
Serve hot with brinjal curry or mirch ka salan or any gravies.



DivyaGCP said...

Simple and delicious pulao.. Love to have it with any spicy side..

Raji said...

Yum..I love the way each grain has separated...nice presentation Anu !

Kaveri Venkatesh said...

Like the addition of coconut milk..looks very delicious

Vimitha Anand said...

Its my favorite pilaf. simple but yum

Sona S said...

delicious pulao, love the addition of coconut milk..

Aruna Manikandan said...

simple and delicious pulao :)

Julie said...

Quick n yummy!!
Love to see your recipe linked up in Flavors Of Cuisines-"Mexican"

Kathy Shea Mormino said...

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Sangeetha Priya said...

simple yet delicious pulao, my all time fav :-)

Kalpana Sareesh said...

such a simple rice but so beutifully prepared.. looks so yumm!!

Shanthi said...

yummy pulao with peas..awesome..

Lizy said...

simple and satisfying.

Maha Gadde said...

looks so delicious!!

Jay said...

Tasty Appetite

Smitha said...

Looks delicious!...perfect rice for a masala curry!

Abbe@This is How I Cook said...

Love basmati and coconut. Jamaican rice with peas is similar if you take away the Indian spices. sounds great!

Kavi Foodomania said...

recently started following your blog!! I gotta say, I LOVE your pics!! The recipes are simple & your pics make them look extraordinary!! :)


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