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Monday, January 21, 2013

Potato Peas Pulao Recipe

Today's recipe is Potato peas Pulao. A simple one pot meal that can be easily prepared and  yet delicious. It is perfect for packing lunch too.Potato and peas make yummy combination which hardly anyone will say no to. This recipe is for the final day of the blogging marathon. 

What are the ingredients needed?

Basmati Rice, 2 cups
Potato, 2 nos. (peeled and cubed)
Peas, 1 cup
Oil, 2-3 teaspoon
Fennel seeds, 1/2 teaspoon
Cinnamon, a small stick (about 2" long)
Cloves, 3-4 nos.
Star Anise, 1 no.
Bay leaf, 1 no.
Red onions, 1 no. (finely sliced)
Green chillies- 3 nos.
Ginger garlic paste, 2 teaspoon.
Turmeric Powder, 1/4 teaspoon
Mint leaves, a handful
Cilantro- (a handful)
Salt, to taste

How it is made?
  1. Soak Basmati for 15 - 20 minutes.
  2. In a pressure cooker, heat oil, add fennel seeds, cloves, cinnamon, star anise, bay leaf and fry for a minute or two, then add the sliced onions, green chillies and fry till the onions turn translucent.
  3. Then add ginger garlic paste, turmeric powder, mint leaves and cilantro and saute for a minute.
  4. Then add potatoes, peas,  and cook for 2-3 minutes. 
  5. Now add the soaked basmati rice, add water and close the lid and pressure cook, till it is done. 
  6. Once pressure is released, open the lid, gently fluff the rice.
  7. Serve with any spicy side dish or you can even serve it with raitha. 

  • For cooking the rice, I added 3 3/4 cup of rice. But you can go ahead with your ratio which works best for your basmati rice.
  • Pressure cooking time varies with each cooker. In my cooker, I cooked in medium high heat for one whistle and then lowered the heat and cooked for 5 minutes before I turned off the heat.


  1. Wow delicious pulao with potato....yummy...

  2. Easy, quick and simple....Everyone's favorite

  3. Simple and delicious looking. nice clicks Divya!

  4. I love this a lot. Simple and flavorful

  5. Rightly said, this combination can never go wrong, delicious pulao..

  6. invite me for pulao and i m all for it

    lovely lovely lovely

  7. wow superb pulao...peas and potato is superb combo

  8. yumm combination! :)

  9. Beautiful and inviting pulao, a prefect rice for lunch box.

  10. Comfort meal for me and it looks yum

  11. I have all the ingredients ready. Must try.Looks delicious...

  12. Easy N Quick food.. :) Looks so delicious Divya..

  13. pulao looks great.. nice color..

  14. Simple flavor packed pulao...yum..

  15. Pulao looks so inviting Divya :) looks like everyone must have enjoyed it, i love potatoes in pulao

  16. wow delicious recipe,luks so tempting...

  17. One pot meals are always great! Easy to make and yet so delicious! This looks really good!

  18. Perfect lunch box idea for kids....

  19. loved the spices you used in this one...star anise is so rarely used and I really love it

  20. Looks too tempting Divya..LOve your presentation in all your photographs with simlple backgrounds

  21. This kind of pulao is my savior on busy nights.

  22. Yummy pulao, potato n peas is an amazing combo. Loved ur clicks divya.

  23. Healthy one pot meal.. Looks delicious.


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