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Green Peas Rice (Peas Pulao)

 Published 2007-Nov-17   Updated 2022-Dec-20

-Submitted by Dahlia on 17th Nov 2007

(Peas Pilaf, Peas Pulav, Matar Pulao, Pattani Sadam)

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Green peas pulao is a variety rice cooked with green peas is a nice alternative to plain rice which goes well with any side dish. It makes a good choice for lunch box, party menu and even a quick Sunday brunch with some side dish.

Recipe For Green Peas Pilaf


  • 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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Comments (4)

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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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Comment by Padma Srinivasan
You recipes are so good
i have a very big it possible for u to explain how to cook basmati rice...its not coming properly it will be better if u tel me step by step
Thanks in advance
Reply :-
 I usally wash and soak the rice for about 10 minutes. Then add water in the ratio 1:1.5 i.e 1.5 cups of water for 1 cup of rice and cook it on stove top or rice cooker. When making pulao or biriyani, you can also fry the rice in some ghee or oil before cooking. This will ensure that the grains of rice are seperate.

Comment by tasnim kapasi
 is basmati rice required?
Reply :-
 It tastes best with basmati rice.

Comment by gunjan mishra
 is it compolsary to soak the rice
Reply :-
 Hi Gunjan. Its not compulsory to soak the rice. But soaking improves the texture of the final pulao.

Comment by  lakshmi sowjanya
 hi, can coconut milk be optional?if yes what is the substitute of that?
Reply :-
 Yes. Coconut milk can be skipped. In that case use only water to cook the rice. Use 1 1/2 cups water for 1 cup of rice.

Comment by  Savitha Harish
 what would be apt veggie side dish for this? no non veg.
Reply :-
 This goes well with any sidedishes. I usually make it with gobhi manchurian.

Comment by visitor on Tue 1/15/08 4:43 AM
 Hi dahlia, is green peas need to be soaked??
Reply :-
 i used frozen peas. so i used it as such without soaking. but if u use dried ones, u have to soak.... fresh peas need not be soaked either.

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