Thursday, 6 May 2010

Hema's recipes - Green Peas Rice

I have a friend who taught me peas pulao in north indian style. so just thought why don't we do it in south Indian style by adding coconut. believe me after
preparing it, the aroma of the dish was spread in my house. coconut, the main ingredient of the dish makes it so delicious. My husband just loved it and appreciated me.

Recipe is as follows:


Green Peas - 1 /2 cup
Rice - 1 cup (preferably basmathi rice)
Onion - 1
Grated coconut - 1 teaspoon
Ginger - 1 small piece
Garlic - 2-3 pods(optional)
Cumin seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Green chilli - 2-3
Red chilli - 1
Mustard seeds - 1/2 teaspoon
Urad dhal - 1/2 teaspoon
Curry leaves - few
Salt - to taste
Cooking oil - 2 teaspoon


1) Wash & soak the rice in water for about 1/2 an hour.
2)Wash the green peas nicely & keep it aside.
3) Finely chop the onion and keep it aside
4) Put the red chilli, greenchilli, cumin seeds, grated coconut, garlic and ginger in the mixer and grind it to a fine paste.
5) Heat some oil in the cooker, once the oil gets hot add the mustard seeds.When the mustard seeds start to
crackle add urad dhal and curry leaves and fry them till the color of the dhal change to golden brown.
6) Add the chopped onion and fry them till the onion becomes transparent. Then add the green peas and salt and cook them for about 5 minutes in the medium flame.
7) Add the grinded paste into the pan and cook it till the raw smell of the masala goes off (you can fry them in the pan for about 5 -10 minutes in the low flame).
8) Now add the rice. stir it well for a minute so that it gets mixed up with peas & masala.
9) Add 1 and 1/2 cup water(depends on quantity of rice). Cover the cooker lid and put it on for 1 whistle.
10) The yummy green peas rice is ready to serve. You can serve it with cucumber/onion raita.

No comments:

Post a Comment