Pilaf / pulao is a simple form of making rice dishes mixed with meat or vegetables. Mine is a similar version of biryani, which is born once during usual experiments in the kitchen. So you can call it "green peas biryani" too. I made this for dinner with butter chicken, and was loved by everyone. It has been long since I participated in any blog event, so after a long time, sending this to Monthly mingle hosted by Nag's.
Ingredients for making Green peas pulavu
green peas cooked 2 cups
basmati rice 2 1/2 cups
onion 1 big
lemon juice 1/2 lemon
coriander leaves chopped 2 Tbsp
mint leaves chopped 1 Tbsp
garlic 3 big cloves
ginger 1 " piece
green chillies 4
cinnamon sticks 3 , half inch pieces
ghee 1 tsp
water 5 cups for cooking rice
ghee or oil
How to prepare
Wash and soak rice in water for 15 minutes.
Grind garlic ginger and green chillies together.
Chop onion and tomato.
Boil water in a vessel adding enough salt and cinnamon, cloves,cardamoms and 1 tsp ghee.
Squeeze lemon and pour the juice into this.
Allow rice to cook.
Heat ghee or oil in a pan.
Saute onion, until semi transparent.
Saute garlic ginger and green chilly paste in this.
Add chopped tomato,and coriander and pudina leaves.
When the tomato is cooked add green peas and rice into this.