Thursday, February 11, 2016

Posted by Mala at 1:00:00 AM 1 comment
This Pulav always goes along with any side dish or raita,  kids love this Pulav, since it is so mild.... This is a very very easy method, I have been following this for ages, never once it has flopped. Always, when I have guests for lunch or dinner, when they call and tell me they are nearing my home, I start making this, and when they come, it is ready, steaming hot!!! (Of course, I keep things ready)

Basmati rice - 2 1/2 cups
Water - 5 cups
Shelled peas - 1 cup
Onions - 2, slit lengthwise
Green chillies - 4, slit
Ginger-garlic paste - 1 tsp
Bay leaf - 2-3 small pieces
Cardamoms - 6
Cloves - 6
Cinnamon - 6 small bits
Jeera - 1 tsp
Cooking oil + ghee - 6 tbps
Salt to taste

Recipe Cuisine: North Indian; Category: Lunch / Dinner
Prep time: 10 mts; Cooking time:15 mts

Serves 6-7

Wash and soak basmati rice for 15 minutes

Then drain

Heat oil and ghee in a pressure cooker, season jeera and bay leaf 

Now add green chillies and all the spices

Now onions and the ginger-garlic paste

now the peas

Add salt

Add boiling hot water, the measured quantity

When steam comes out, close the vent with a small cup and keep on the lowest flames, and ....

cook for 10 minutes.

The below picture shows the pulav after 5 minutes, when you need to open and give a gentle stir

Fully done! This is a fool proof method, you don't even have to fluff it up with a fork!

I can keep a bet...can you show one grain sticking to the other???

Serve with potato chips ,  Palak raita. and Paneer butter masala

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*Can deseed the green chillies, if there are young kids at home.
*Spices can be pulsed and added for kids' sake. In that case, the sparkling white colour may fade little bit.

Please get back to me. Your comments will encourage me to a great extent.



  1. Wow !! 4 stars on the platter! 5 star for the preparation and narration in a simpler form! No I won,t lay a bet or I will be a big time loser! Thanks for the post.