Peas Pulav


  • Basmathi Rice – 2 cups
  • Green Peas – 2 cups
  • Big Onion – 2
  • Green Chillies – 3 to 4
  • Fresh ginger chopped finely – 1 teaspoon
  • Garlic flakes chopped finely – 1 teaspoon
  • Oil – 2 to 3 tablespoons
  • Cinnamon stick – 2 small pieces
  • Cloves – 2
  • Cardamom – 2
  • Bay Leaves – a small piece
  • Salt – 2 teaspoons or as per taste


  1. Wash the rice and soak it in water for about 30 minutes.
  2. Chop the onion and slit the green chillies lengthwise.
  3. In a pressure cooker, add the oil and when it is hot add cinnamon stick, cloves, whole cardamom and bay leaf. Fry for a while. Add chopped onion, slit green chillies, chopped garlic and ginger. Fry till onion turn glossy. Add green peas and fry for few seconds. Drain the water completely from the soaked rice and add it now. Gently turn the rice and stir fry till it is very hot to touch. Add 4 cups of water along with a teaspoon of lemon juice and salt. Stir well. Close with lid and pressure cook for 3 to 4 whistles.
  4. Can be served with any spicy kurma and onion raita.
  5. Note: Instead of fresh ginger and garlic pieces, ginger garlic paste can also be used. But to keep the flavour of ginger and garlic to minimum, I used fresh ginger and garlic. Also I cooked it for 4 whistles to get the pulav very soft. If you want to get rice grains separated and firm, then reduce the water quantity to 3 and half cups and cook for 3 whistles,


  1. I tried it n it turned out so well, everyone liked it:-) I made paneer butter masala for this n it was an awesome combo:-) I ve been trying ur other recipes too, its great:-) after tasting d dishes my colleagues wud ask for d recipe, I wud simply say, visit kamalas corner:-)

  2. Can you please say the recipe for making garam masala powder & fried rice kamala madam?

    • Hi Radhika,

      I never tried making garam masala powder at home, since I use very little garam masala in my cooking. Fried Rice – will soon post the recipe.

  3. HI Madam,

    i want to know the Pongal receipe could you provide me the same.

  4. Eagerly waiting for ur fried rice recipe madam. I am daily trying one by one your chutney recipe everything comes very good and my husband appreciates me a lot now a days. All your recipe ingredients are easily available at home and method is very simple also. Your instant bonda recipe came out very very well and kids liked it a lot. thank you for sharing ur recipes madam.

  5. priya gubendran

    I tried this pullav. It came out well thank u mam i got a good name from my mother-in-law. Thank u so much also i tried ur andhra dhal masiyal it also came out wel

  6. hi,,
    I have tried this recipie n it came very well. Excellent and simple presentation.All the best wishes

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