Simple Peas and Jeera Rice


  • Basmati Rice – 2 cups
  • Green Peas – 1 cup
  • Jeera – 2 teaspoons
  • Bay leaves – few
  • Ghee – 4 tablespoons
  • Salt – 1 teaspoon or as per taste


  1. Soak rice in water for about 15 minutes.
  2. In a pressure cooker put the ghee and heat it. Add jeera and bay leaves and fry for a while. Then add green peas and stir fry for few seconds. And then add soaked rice and 4 cups of water along with salt. Mix well. Close with lid and pressure cook for two to three whistles.
  3. It is a non-spicy rice and ideal for kids.


  1. It’s so yummy, great with any gravy! 🙂

  2. Hi Asha,

    Yes. As you said rightly, it will go well with any gravy.

  3. Thanks for ur recipe. I tried and it came out well.

  4. Simple and comfort, no fuss food

  5. EC and PS thank you for visiting my site. PS – happy to note that this recipe came out well.

  6. Hi, I just wanted to say Thank YOU for this site 🙂
    um quick question (kind of silly)
    will this dish only work with basmati rice or is it alright to use another type of rice?

    p.s – I am new to cooking, pardon my silly question(I might have many more in the future, hopefully you won’t mind Thanks :))

  7. Hi Anitha,

    Thank you for visiting my site. You can use ordinary rice also. In fact what you are seeing in the above picture is cooked with ordinary raw rice only. If you use Basmati rice, it will enhance the flavour more.

  8. Hi,
    I tried this recipe at a party. It was a super hit. Thanks for such an easy and amazing recipe.

  9. Hi Shuba,

    Nice to hear that you tried this recipe and it came out well.

  10. Hi,

    Just an update…..
    If you addd onions & ginger garlic paste to this receipe it would be give u more flaovur

    I tried in this way.. 1 Grinded oninon added while frying the contentents in the initial stage & then ginger garlic paste 1 table spoon.

    • Thank you Priya for your suggestion. Yes. It will be more flavourful. However, I mainly prepare this for kids and for fasting days. Without onion, ginger, garlic, the rice is with only jeera flavour and can be taken on any festival days too, when most of the people will not use onion, garlic.

      Thank you once again for your update on this recipe.

  11. Hi Kamala,

    This was very simple and very tasty, I tried yesterday and it came out well, I have added one onion, one teaspoon of ginger garlic paste as said priya and a cup of coconut milk…

    it goes well with potato peas kuruma and onion raita,
    Thank you

  12. radha Parameshwar

    Dear Kamala,

    Please let me have receipe of Peas Pulao

  13. Let me have the receipe of Peas Pulao

  14. Hi Kamala.. I love all your recipes… really good…

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