Green peas pulao

Jeera rice is a very simple and flavourful rice that can be prepared in a few minutes. I first tasted this recipe in my brother’s house. My sister-in-law made this and I am in love with it.  I made few changes to this recipe and everyone at home loved it.



        Rice – 1 cup

Green peas – 3/4 cup

Water – 3 cups

Milk – 1 cup

Ghee – 4 tbsp

Cumin seeds – 2 tbsp

Fennel seeds – 1 tsp

Cardomom – 1


Bay leaf – 1

Mace – small piece

Marathi moggu – 1

Star anise – 1

Cinnamon – 1

Cloves – 3

Salt – As required

  • In a pressure cooker, add ghee and melt it.
  • Add Cumin seeds, Fennel seeds, Cardomom, Bay leaf, Mace, Star anise, Cinnamon, Cloves and saute until you feel their aroma.


  • Now add green peas and saute for two minutes.
  • Meanwhile soak the rice in water for ten minutes. Wash and drain the water.
  • Add the rice to pressure cooker and saute until light brown.


  • Now add water and milk and mix with other ingredients.
  • Finally add salt and mix well.


  • Close the lid and pressure cook it.
  • You can feel the aroma of green peas pulao all over your kitchen once the first whisle comes.


  • Serve it with raitha or any other gravy that you prepare for roti.

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7th August 2013 at 3:47 PM

Simple and full of flavour!

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