While browsing through my cookbooks,I came across this very easy Peas pulao recipe that looked very appetizing.I planned to make it soon and made it for Sunday lunch along with Paneer Butter Masala.It tasted great and am gonna make it again.It was quite simple too and did not require the usual marination of vegetables and all that.Though the recipe required the use of Jeera rice,I made it with Basmati rice.
I always prefer to cook the rice separately while making Pulao and Biriyani.But sometimes the double work makes me lazy and I resort to the good ol' pressure cooker to do the work for me:)
Fresh/frozen peas – 1/2 cup
Jeera /Basmati rice – 1 cup
Ghee – 1 tbsp
Oil - 1 tbsp
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Cinnamon – 1’ piece
Clove – 3
Cardamom - 2
Onion – 1,sliced
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tsp
Green chilly - 1,halved
Salt to taste
Water - 2 cups
Measure the rice,wash well under running water for 2-3 times or until the water runs clear.Add the frozen green peas and soak in enough water for 15-20 minutes.
In a pressure cooker,add the ghee and oil and the spices one by one starting with jeera,cinnamon,cloves and cardamom.Saute for a minute or so then add the sliced onions.
Add the slit green chilly and the ginger garlic paste.
Now drain the soaked rice and peas and add it into the cooker.Saute well till everything is mixed.Add enough salt to taste and 2 cups of water.
Let it come to a boil and then close the pressure cooker lid and put on the weight.Cook for exactly one whistle and then switch off the cooker and let it cool down to room temperature.
Open the lid,fluff with a fork and serve.