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Peas Rice (Peas Pulav)

-Submitted by Dahlia on 17th Nov 2007

(Peas Pulav, Matar Pulao, Pattani Sadam)


  • Basmati rice – 2 cups
  • Green peas - 1 cup
  • Onion - 1 big/ 2 small (cut lengthwise)
  • Ginger- Garlic paste – 1 tsp
  • Green chilli -3 (finely chopped)
  • Bay leaf - 1
  • Cloves - 3
  • Cinnamon stick - 2
  • Cardamon - 2
  • Cumin seeds - ¼ tsp
  • Water - 2 cups
  • Coconut milk (diluted with water) – 1.5 cups
  • Salt - to taste
  • Oil - 2 tbsp
  • Ghee - 2 tbsp
  • Fried curry leaves – 8-10 (for ganish)
  • Coriander leaves( Cilantro) – for garnish


  1. Soak the basmati rice in water for 10 minutes and drain the water completely. Heat 1 tbsp of ghee in a pan and fry the rice till it releases a nice aroma. Remove and keep aside.
  2. Now heat oil and the remaining ghee in the pan and add bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves, cardamom and cumin seeds.
  3. Add the green chillies, onions and ginger-garlic paste and fry everything for 5 minutes until the everything becomes tender.
  4. Now add this mixture along with salt, green peas, fried rice, coconut milk and water in a rice cooker.
  5. Once the rice is done, garnish with cilantro. Serve with spicy chicken curry.

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Came out pretty well.
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Thank You.
Person   ()
TThos rice is very spicy and yummmmmmmmy!
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Oh. you can scale down the spice level if you prefer.

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