Friday, December 21, 2012

Peas Pulao

This is a different type of Peas Pulao which I learnt from my son. A bit of extra work than the regular one
but, believe me it is worth the effort.


Onion----------------------------- 1 Medium size finely sliced lengthwise
Fresh or Frozen Peas------------- 1 Cup
Grated Coconut------------------ 1 Cup
Green chilly----------------------  1
Powdered Cardamom,Cloves and Cinnamon---Each a liberal pinch or 2 pinches
Oil------------------------------- 2 Tbsp
Ghee---------------------------- 1 Tbsp
Rice----------------------------- 2 Cups
Salt------------------------------As required
Coriander leaves chopped finely for garnishing---little

Add 2 cups of water to the grated coconut to make coconut milk and grind it with the green chilly.Strain this and keep this aside.We can reduce the water accordingly.Normally I add 1 1/2 cups of water for 1 cup of rice.For this we have to add 3 cups of water.

Heat oil in pan which can cook 2 cups of rice.I don't use pressure cooker for making Pulao. Add the onion and saute for two minutes.Then add the green peas and saute for a minute.Now add the Ghee and then add the rice.(I don't soak or wash the rice for Pulao or Biriyani).Fry till the rice become shining and transparent.Now add the salt and add then the coconut milk.Add one more cup of water and reduce the flame.Cover and cook for 2 minutes.Stir the rice carefully without breaking.Repeat the process till the rice is cooked well. Now add the masala powders and stir carefully so that you don't make the pulao mushy. If you like adding whole masala add 2 of each while putting the onion and fry it.This will result in a whiter pulao than adding the powdered masala.Garnish with coriander leaves and serve hot with any raitha.

Instead of making milk form coconut you can add the finely ground coconut with water directly too.But grind it to a smooth texture.