Peas Pulao

Peas Pulao

20 mins       Serves 4        Vegetarian


1 cup basmati rice
2 cups water
1 cup green peas, fresh or frozen
1 large onion, thinly sliced
1 tsp cumin seeds
3″ cinnamon
2 green cardamom
2-3 cloves
1 bay leaf
2 mace
2 star anise
5-7 pepper corns
salt to taste
coriander, for garnish


1. Wash the basmati rice and soak it for 30 minutes, drain and keep aside.

2. Preheat a dutch oven on a low flame. Add cumin and whole spices and wait until the fragrance gets released. (Do not burn the cumin seeds as this will lead to a bitter taste in the rice.)

3. Add sliced onion on a medium flame and sauté well until golden brown or cooked.

4. Add peas and sauté for a minute. Stir in the drained rice, salt and stir gently.

5. Add 2 cups of water and cook on a medium flame with the cover on and the Redi-Temp™ valve open.

6. Once the valve whistles, close the valve and cook on a low flame for 5 minutes.

7. Once cooked, uncover the rice and fluff it up with a fork.

8. Garnish with coriander.

9. Serve hot.

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