Basmati Rice – 1 cup
Peas – ½ cup
Water – 2 ½ cup
Red or Green chillies – 4 – 5 (chopped)
Jeera (cumin seeds) – 1 tbsp
Sombu (fennel) – ½ tbsp
Clove – 2 – 3
Pudhina (mint leaves) – 4 – 5
Salt – to taste
Asafoetida – pinch
Ghee – 2 tbsp
Milk Cream – 1 tbsp
Coriander – for garnishing
Preparation of Peas Pulav:
- Heat ghee in a pressure pan or cooking vessel, add jeera, sombu, pudhina(mint leaves), clove, red or green chillies, asafoetida and fry lightly.
- Now add the basmati rice and fry for 30 sec. Add water and peas to it.
- Add salt, milk cream and cook. If it is in a pressure pan, remove from flame after 4 whistles. If it is in cooking vessel, close it with a lid and cook for 15 – 20 mins. Stir it occasionally.
- Make sure the rice is cooked well. Garnish it with coriander.
Serve it with raita or chips.
You can also add cashews along with Jeera and fry.
You can also add garam masala powder – ½ tbsp for a different taste. But in general there is no need for it.