I have mentioned in this Peas Pulao post that Lil Angel is fond of peas.So here is another variation to peas pulao that I prepared for lunch today.The idea came from Madhuri’s version

I used:

Rice – 1/2 a cup
Frozen peas – 1/2 a cup
Onion- 1, sliced
Whole spices – Cinnamon- a few bits, cloves- 2, bay leaf- 1,cardamom – 1
Cumin seeds- 1 teaspoon
Ghee- 2 tablespoons
Salt to taste

Grind to a smooth paste[See note below]

Mint leaves – a handful
Onion- 1, roughly chopped
Green chillies- 1
Garlic-2 pods
Ginger- 1/2 ” piece

  1. Leave the peas on the kitchen counter to thaw.
  2. Wash rice a couple of times and soak it for half an hour.Drain.
  3. Heat 1 teaspoon ghee in a pan and saute rice till the water evaporates and turns fragrant.Remove from pan and keep aside.
  4. Heat the remaining ghee in a pressure cooker.
  5. Put in cumin seeds, whole spices and when the cumin crackles, saute onion till translucent.
  6. Add the mint paste and cook it till oil leave the sides and the mixture is almost dry.
  7. Add 1 1/2 cup water [I use 1:3 – rice: water ratio, adjust accordingly] and salt.Bring to a boil.
  8. When it comes to a rolling boil, add the sauteed rice and cover and pressure cook for two whistles or till almost done.
  9. When the pressure releases, put in the peas and stir to mix gently.
  10. Close the pressure cooker and simmer for a couple of minutes till the rice is done.Remove the pulao onto a serving vessel.

Serve with a raita or crispies of your choice.

It was a pleasure to watch Lil one enjoy the minty peas pulao….


  • I used very little spices since Lil one does not prefer spicy stuffs.You can increase the quantity of green chillies to suit your taste.Likewise for the whole spices.
  • While grinding the mint leaves and onions, I did not add water, but if the blender blades ask for it, add just a few teaspoons and not more
  • You can also add a handful of coriander leaves along with the mint leaves
  • Use Basmati rice for a better flavor
  • Any cooking oil can be used instead of ghee
  • To the same pulao add a choice of veggies while pressure cooking to get a yummy and healthier Vegetable pulao

This pulao goes to my event – Herbs and flowers in my platter with Mint as the theme for this month…

I never realized until now that this is the 51st Rice recipe @ Seduce Your Tastebuds!!!

Check out the wonderful recipes that are being prepared for the marathon…

30 Minutes Meals: Gayathri Anand
Baked Goods: Monika,
For On Going Events: Gayathri Kumar, Usha
Kids Friendly: PJ, Savitha, Smitha, Srivalli, Veena Aravind
Rice Varieties: Champa, Divya, Padma

This Day That Year…

Looks like I have not written a post on this day right from 2008!!!!

Bon Appetit…

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