Spicy Peas pulao

Green peas pulao with grated cheese is quickly prepared, quickly eaten nutritious recipe. It is a favourite kiddie food and has a right balance of spices. Though I have posted the recipe for peas pulao in my earlier post, this is completely different from that.  ‘K’ and I liked this version a lot…  Also it is one of the best lunch box recipe.



Rice – 1 cup

Green peas – 50 gms

Onions – 2 small

Garlic – 3 cloves

Ginger – A small piece

Curry leaves – few

Coriander – few chopped

Green chilli – 1

Kitchen King Masala – 3 tsp

Ghee – 2 tbsp

Butter – 2 tbsp

Salt – To taste


  • In a pressure cooker, add butter and ghee.
  • Finely chop the onions, garlic cloves, ginger, coriander leaves, green chilles and curry leaves.
  • Add all the above into the cooker and saute until the onions turn light brown.
  • Ad the kitchen king masala, salt and green peas and mix well. Saute until the raw smell goes off.
  • Now add the rice and mix well. Finally add the measured quantity of water and close the lid.
  • Pressure cook it for 6 whistles.
  • Garnish it with grated cheese before serving.
  • Serve it with raitha or vadam or tomato sauce.
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Tomato rice

Tomato rice is a tangy and spice rice that suits for packing in the lunch ox. This will be the lunch for the school and college that amma and paati makes almost once in a week.  They both make different version of tomato rice. Paati makes a thick paste that can be mixed with the rice and amma cooks the rice along with all the spices and tomato. This is my version.



Rice – 1/2 cup

Tomatoes – 4

Big onion – 1

Green chillies – 2

red chilli powder – 1 tsp

Turmeric powder – A pinch

Garam masala powder – 1/2 tsp

For Seasoning 

Oil – 2 tbsp

Mustard seeds – 1 tsp

Urad dhal – 1 tsp

Channa dhal – 1 tsp

Coriander leaves – To garnish

  • Pressure cook the rice with little salt and 1 tsp oil.
  • Spread the rice on a plate to cool down.
  • Slice the onions, green chillies, coriander, tomatoes and keep aside.
  • In a kadai, heat oil and splutter mustard seeds, urad dhal, channa dhal.
  • Then add the onions and saute till golden brown.
  • Add all the spice powders alongwith the salt.
  • Mix well till tomato turns to a paste. Or you can grind the tomato and add the tomato puree.
  • Add little water if necessary.
  • Saute till the raw smell goes off.
  • Add the coriander leaves.
  • Mix the rice with the paste.
  • Your tomato rice is ready to serve


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