In our kitchen the maximum cooked food is rice. My hubby and myself prefer taking rice dishes for our lunch box. So it’s a big challenge for me to find out and try out different rice recipes so that we don’t get bored of eating rice. For us every meal is very important in out daily diet. Making not just a tasty food but also a healthy food at a same time can be sometimes daunting. But hey… I love such challenges and love experimenting new recipes in my lab, that’s my kitchen.
Here I'm posting a simple rice recipe. Its Peas Pulao.
2 cups Rice
1 cup Green Peas
1 inch Cinnamon
1 Bay Leaf/Pulao Leaf
1 large Onion, thinly sliced
1 tsp Garlic Paste
1 tsp Ginger Paste
1/2 tbsp Pulao Masala
1/2 tsp Black Pepper Powder
1 tbsp Ghee +1/2 tbsp for frying Onion
1/2 cup Milk
Salt to taste
Soak rice in water for half an hour and drain excess water and keep aside.
In a pressure cooker heat ghee and add cinnamon, cardamom, pulao leaf and cloves.
To this add half of sliced onion, ginger and garlic paste and fry till onion turn transparent.
Then add rice and fry for 2-3 minutes.
To this add green peas peas, pulao masala, salt and pepper powder and mix well.
Add milk and enough water and pressure cook the rice till its done.
In a pan add about 1/2 tbsp of ghee and fry remaining onion till they turn brown and crisp.
Garnish peas pulao with fried onion and serve hot with Raitas.
Well... This was the first time I tried adding Pulao Masala to Peas Pulao. Usually I endup just adding whole masala. It turned out better than my expectation. The pulao masala adds that little 'oomph' to the dish. It looks great, smells wondelful and tastes absolutely gorgeous. My hubby's colleagues were quite keen to get the recipe for Peas Pulao and my hubby was more than happy to give my blog id to them;)