Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Masala Peas Pulao | Peas Pulao

Masala Peas Pulao, a delicious and easy to make one pot rice recipe. It's one of our family favorite meals. It tastes simply delicious with some raita on the sides. 

Some days when you're in a rush and want to make a yummy meal in under 30 mins, then i would highly recommend to give this recipe a try on those days. Also, it's perfect to pack for a one day trip or lunch boxes. If you have followed me on IG, you might already know how often i make this for lunch boxes and for a day out!


In today's recipe, i have used seeraga samba rice. I simply love the flavor of this rice and it truly elevates the taste of the final dish without much effort :-) 

However, i make the same recipe with the basmati rice and it tastes equally good. So you can use whatever rice you have or prefer. For both the rice ,the soaking time and water quantity are the same.


For this recipe, you can use frozen, fresh or dried peas. Here in this recipe, i have used the frozen peas . If you're using the dried peas, make sure to soak the peas for 6-8 hrs and then use it in this recipe.


Serving Suggestion

This Masala Peas Pulao tastes so good on its own, honestly it doesn't need any side dishes. With simple raita and/or with some store bought chips it would make a perfect meal.  So for a day trip, i simply pack this rice with some chips for our lunch. 
Sometimes, i would love to add a boiled egg to this meal to have a balanced and nutritional platter :-)

Now let's check out on how to make this delicious Masala Peas Pulao.

Masala Peas Pulao

Preparation Time : 20 mins | Cooking Time : 20 minsServes :
Recipe Category: Pulao | Recipe Cuisine: Indian
Masala Peas Pulao, Peas Pulao,Peas Rice Masala Peas Pulao, a delicious and easy to make one pot rice recipe.
Seeraga Samba Rice - 1/2 cup
Frozen peas - 1/3 cup
Onion(small) -1
Tomato(medium) - 1 
Ginger garlic paste - 2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp
Coriander powder - 1 tsp
Garam Masala powder - 1/2 tsp
Salt - to taste
Coriander leaves & mint - a handful
Curry leaves - a few 
Oil - 1 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tsp
Cinnamon - 1 inch piece
Cloves - 2 
Cardamom - 1
Water - 3/4 cup

First wash and soak the rice in the water for 20 mins. In a pressure cooker, heat the oil, and add the whole spices(cinnamon, cloves and cardamom), saute it for 30 secs. Then add the thinly sliced onions and curry leaves, saute the onions till they are translucent.

Next add the ginger garlic paste and saute till it's aromatic then add the chopped tomatoes and cook till they are mushy. Then add all the spice powder(turmeric, red chili,coriander and garam masala powder) and salt. Saute the spices in the oil for 30 secs.
Then add the peas , give a quick stir and then add the water.
Bring the water into boil, drain the water from the soaked rice and add it into the boiling water. Finally add the chopped coriander and mint leaves.
Give a good mix , close the pressure cooker with lid and cook it for 2 whistles. 
Once the pressure is released naturally, add the ghee on top of the rice and gently fluff it up. 
Delicious Masala Peas Pulao is ready to serve.

Related: How to make Brinji Rice

  • The above quantity of spice powder is for mild spice so adjust the spice powder as per your taste.

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