14 November, 2006

Peas Pulao

In India, Rice is very important part of daily diet. The variety of rice and the number of recipes available for cooking rice is amazing. Just by adding few little its ‘n bits can turn plain boring rice into a pleasurable experience.
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.

Peas Pulao with Xtra Oomph

Ingredients:
2 cups Rice
1 cup Green Peas
1 inch Cinnamon
2-3 Cloves
2 Cardamom
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

Peas Pulao

Method:
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.

Peas Pulao

Final Verdict:
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;)

Peas Pulao



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Dilip UK said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Pulao looks great. I just looked at a jeera rice recipe and now this one. I must move away from the standard boiled rice...~grin~...

Okay on the look out for the pulao masala now...

Thanks

Seema said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hey suppi:
nice pic again ....ur pics are so very tempting yaar ...by the way was this special for "D" day?

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hi dilip,
thanks for stopping by. you can add biryani masala instead of pulao masala if u cant find it out. let me know how it turns out:)
cheers
supriya

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hi seems,
thanks... we ordered food from outside for our anniversary as we both had to work little late and also do last minute shopping:) so by the time we both came home we were about to drop:)
cheers
supriya

Praveena said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Supriya,
I love peas pulao! It is just so yummy! thanks for the recipe.
Btw you worked late on your first anniversary?!?! I think you need a proxy anniversary on the weekend :)
Praveena.

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

ha ha praveena,
yup... we r celebrating ur anniversary this weekend:) we had quiet evening yesterday watching 'ant bully' :) were really tired to go out and celebrate...
and yeah.. give a try to peas pulao... very easy recipe and there is not much of chopping and frying it can be made within 15 minutes...
cheers
supriya

Trupti said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hey Supriya,

That looks good...and yep, the pulao masala does add that extra 'kick'!
Hot Matar-Pulao and Cold dahi is my all time fav. meal!!
Hey,that music is nice.. do you like instrumental music? I'ma big fan myself!

Cheers,Trupti

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hi trupti,
i served peas pulao with tomato, onion raita and it was really good.
i'm crazy about music:) love indian classical, old songs, instrumentala and fusion... here is a link for one of my favourite music album http://www.musicindiaonline.com/music/devotional/s/diety.15/language.10/ its a ganesha devotional chants which is is really good. its been more than 2 months ince i started listening to this album and still hooked. hope even u like it:)
cheers
supriya

Trupti said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Thanks so much Supriya, Ganesh bhagwan is the one I worship regularly, so I'll love it!! you should meet me on Yahoo messenger sometime,here's my email.

trusantoor@yahoo.com

mandira said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

I have never tried pulao with pulao masala or milk... will try it soon. Thanks for sharing.

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hi trupti,
i will add u to my messenger list once i get home as i dont use messenger in office:) will be really nice to meet u online:)
cheers
supriya

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hi mandira,
this was the first time i added milk and pulao masala to peas pulao and it turned out to be really nice:) hope u too like it...
cheers
supriya

LERA said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Nice variation from the usual pulao.:)

Mantu said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

dear Supriya,
Oh I love the Peas Pulao,but with Pulao masala ,it will taste even better ,looks so delicious,thanks for sharing

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hi lera,
thank u n welcome to my blog:) i'm amazed to see so many recipes in ur blog... it will take long time to browse through:)
cheers
supriya

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hi manthu,
if u love peas pulao then try out this recipe. hope that u will love it with pulao masala:)
cheers
supriya

Lakshmi said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

nice blog and such nicely you presented.

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hi lakshmi,
thanks a lot for ur compliments:) i try to make my blog as interactive as possible:)
cheers
supriya

Tweety said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hey fellow Sup ;) ... I never got a chance to say that before :))
If you are Supriya, then what's Sia?

The fried onions on top of your pulav are tempting me so much. Damn!

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hi Sup;)
well sia is a name which i have planned for my baby... he he he...
thanks for dropping by and for ur compliment:)
keep in touch
cheers
supriya

Anu said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

Hi Suppi,

I really admire the way you display your recipe and its fun to read . I knew about your passion for cooking. Im more than happy to see the way you have kept it going. Keep it up babe.

Cheers
Archie

Sia's corner said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hi archu,
thanks girl:) u know how much i loveed painting and all. and now as i dont have time for any pther hobbies i try to give my attention to cooking:) and do share some of ur recipes with me:)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

U hvn't mentioned when to add the peas??? It is supposed to be Peas Pulao right????

Sia said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@anon,
thanks for pointing out. have made changes.

ess aman said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

hey...
i browse through your blog quite regularly nowadays! Its really interesting , the pictures and anecdotes make it so much fun to read through.. im a beginner at cooking and your blog has become a great inspiration for me!

p.s. what can i add instead of pulao masala and king masala?
and whenever i cook pulao or biryani it turns out soggy :( please give me a tip on how to get it right :)

thanks a bunch!

Sia said... Best Blogger Tips [Reply to comment] Best Blogger Templates

@ess aman, thank u for all the lovely things you said abt my blog :)

as for your queries, use garam masala (around 3/4 to 1 tsp) or u can skip it all togther as the whole spices used will be enough to make the pulao fragnant! to cook the rice to perfection here is what i do. use 1:2 rice to water ratio. so if using 2 cups rice here use 4 cups of water or little less than 4 cups if using basamati rice. also soak the basmati rice for at least 10 mins in water before cooking as you will get really long grained rice once cooked. since u r using 1/2 cup of milk here, use around 31/4 cups of water and your rice will not turn our mushy. hope this helps.

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