May 15, 2007

Green Peas Pulav with Cucumber Raita

Today i am posting two more simple, quick and easy dishes called "Green Peas Pulav" and "Cucumber Raita". I learned this rice dish from my North Indian friend, keerti. Really this recipe is very easy and taste is awesome. I prepared Cucumber Raita and Aloo Masala Gravy as combo for this rice dish. Fantastic and delicious combo. Here is my Green Peas pulav recipe:

Green Peas Pulav:

Prep : 5mts
Cooking time : 30mts(For Rice)
Serves : 3
Cuisine : North Indian


2 cup basmati rice (washed and soak for 30mts)
2 tbsp oil (I used 1 tbsp ghee and 1 tbsp oil)
1 tsp jeera
2 Elachi
2 lavangi
2" piece dalchini
3 bay leaves
10 cashewnuts
1 cup green peas
salt as per taste
3 cups water

1. Heat oil, once heat, add jeera, roast for few seconds on low heat, add cashewnuts, lavangi, elachi, dalchini and bay leaves, saute for few more seconds.

2. Add soaked basmati rice (only rice), combine well, fry for 5 minutes on low flame.

3. Add green peas, mix gently, fry for more 3 minutes.

4. Add water and salt, mix, covered, cook till rice completely done.

5. Serve hot with any gravy kind of recipes and curd (raita).

Note: I prepared this rice dish in Electric Rice Cooker....its easy right? :-)

Cucumber Raita:

Prep time: 10mts
Serves : 3
Cuisine : North Indian


2 cups fresh curd (add 1/2 cup of water and beat well)
few chopped coriander leaves
2 finely chopped green chillies
1 finely chopped cucumber (pealed and cut)
salt as per taste
1 small finely chopped onion

1. Mix all the above ingredients with beaten curd, adjust the salt.

2. Cucumber raita is ready to serve with Green Peas Pulav.

Note: If you want you can add 1/2 finely chopped tomato also.
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  1. simple and quick ...thks for sharing ...looks great and must be yummy

  2. simple and great food!!

  3. Looks delicious! A very simple but hearty meal!

  4. looks delicious jyothi, simple but a very tasty.

  5. simple and delicious, i'll also take the aloo koorma with the pulao please. :)

  6. Your raita looks cool and delicious, wish I could pick it off the screen!

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