25 GREEN PEAS PALAV (TYPE 2)

Green Peas Palav ( Type 2)


This is one of simplest palav that can be done in a jiffy. Also tastes good when had with any spicy side dish. Being a vegetarian( eggeterian), I had this with egg masala and the rest of them in my family had with chicken kurma. They all like this simple rice which has a a very good taste and flavor.

Basmati rice - 2 cups
Mint leaves - few sprigs
Green chillies - 4 or 5 slit long
Green peas - 1/2 cup ( have used frozen peas)
Cinnamon - 2 stick
Cardamom - 3
Clove - 4
Cumin seeds - 1 tsp
Star seed - 2
Bay leaf - 1
Butter - 2 tbsp- important
Oil - 1 tbsp
Salt as needed
Water - 4 cups

In this recipe I have used jeera rice instead of basmati rice. After many years found jeera rice( under the name kali jeera) at a grocery store in Indianapolis. Just got a bag the moment I saw them. Usually this rice has a very good flavor and considered best for palav/biryani's back home. The size of the rice resembles jeera( cumin seeds), so that name. In B'lore it is called as jeerige akki.

Wash and drain water from rice and set aside for 15 minutes.
Heat oil in a frying pan ( in low flame). Add cumin seeds, cinnamon, clove, cardamom, bay leaf and star seed... wait for few seconds and add slit green chillies and washed mint leaves( have used mint leaves fresh from my garden :))... fry together for less than a minute till the mint leaves shrink ( and also without discoloring). Remove from fire. Transfer rice and the fried ingredients along with peas, salt, water and butter and switch on. If making with jeera rice then use water less than 4 cups. Serve with any spicy side dish and enjoy your simple green peas palav. Usually I mix everything and leave it aside for sometime, so that the flavor gets settled well and then switch on the rice. This tastes too good.

As a variation you can also add ginger garlic paste , sliced onions and or coconut milk - I have this recipe under the category ghee rice/coconut milk rice.

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25 comments/Reactions:

Kalyani said...

the palav look delicious padma ...

Pooja said...

Looks perfect and delicious. Never made with jeera rice before. Wonder where I would get it!

Nandini said...

Pulav looks inviting padma! I always love this pulav.You are soooooo lucky to get Jeera rice.Rice looks like fresh jasmine!:D

munchcrunchandsuch said...

such simple pulao.its a handy dish.looks so inviting

Padma said...

Thanks Kalyani, Pooja, Nandini and Shubha :)

kittymatti said...

Mint flavoured palav! superb dear

Nithya Praveen said...

Never made with jeera rice...looks perfect!

Trupti said...

looks delicious and easy to make

Pavithra said...

Lovely and tempting rice...

Priya said...

Delicious pulav...looks tooo yummmyyyy!!!

Parita said...

I love peas pulav and your dish looks delicious..love the spices used:)

Uma said...

Looks yum!

Padma said...

Thanks Preethi(kittymatti), Nithya, Trupti, Pavithra, Priya n Parita :)
Thanks Uma and also for dropping by and leaving ur comments :)

Superchef said...

love the way you ahve decorated the plate!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

I can smell the nice aroma here... lovely presentation too... You make me hungry

Prathibha said...

That loooks really yummy.....Even i hv this in my drafts padma...might be mine will meet urs in the same event

Padma said...

Thanks SC, HCOF and Prathibha.... Prathibha that is a sweet coincidence... will wait for your post :)

Suparna said...

hi padma,
nice variation to peas pulao, great presentation too!

Varunavi said...

Pulao looks yummy and delicious...

Varunavi said...

Looks yummy and nice presentation padma

Lena Rashmin Raj said...

This is one of my favorite Pulao.....
Looks yummy Padma.. :)

Valarmathi said...

Looks yummy and delicious.

Viki's Kitchen said...

Pulav made with green peas look great. Kali jeera rice , wow!..... Back home they call it jeeraga samba and I too love to make all the biryani , pulav using it. Nice pictures .

Anisheetu said...

Thanks for the lovely award Padma... I really felt wonderful award... Green peas pulav looks really very nice... nice presentation :)

Padma said...

Thanks Suparna, Varunavi, Lena, Valarmathi , Viki and Anisheetu :)

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