Peas Pulao

Lil angel is really fond of fruits and vegetables and thank God for that!I used to be worried[unduly] wondering what I would have to do in case she grew up to hate vegetables but I needed have worried so much.When served a meal with vegetable,she first picks out the vegetables one by one with her cute little fingers and pops them into her mouth and gives a squeal of delight.After all the vegetable pieces are done,she goes in for the dish!Anyhow,makes my job easier.

She is particularly fond of peas,potato and pumpkin ,so when I was paired with Jaya of 'Jayaspace' for this months edition of Taste and create,I was looking out for recipes with one of lil angel's favorite vegetable and found this 'Pretty peas pulao' as she calls it.

Before I go on to the recipe,just a few words on Taste and create.This is an event started by Nicole of For the love of food.Each month bloggers sign up and a partner list is created and we have to create dishes from the partner's blog.The main idea behind this event is to create a community of bloggers who can try out recipes from other blogs and share the recipes and their thoughts about it.If you find this interesting,click here to learn more about this event.

Now back to the recipe..I followed Jaya's recipe for Pretty peas pulao and it came out really pretty and was a hit at the dinner table.Needless to say lil angel enjoyed the peas and the rice,in that order...

The first time I prepared this dish,it disappeared even before I could click a pic,so I made this again yesterday just for my lil angel and the blog!

Here is the recipe for the simple and tasty peas pulao

You need :

Rice -1 cup
Peas -1/2 a cup[I used frozen peas]
Tomato-1 larege,chopped
Garlic-4-5 cloves,chopped
Cumin seeds-1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder-1/2 a teaspoon
Chilli powder -1 teaspoon[original recipe uses 1/2 a teaspoon
Garam masala-1 teaspoon
Water-2 cups
Curry leaves a few
Ghee-2 teaspoons
Salt to taste

  1. In a pressure cooker ,heat ghee and add the cumin seeds and curry leaves.
  2. When it crackles,add the garlic and onion and saute till translucent.
  3. Add the tomatoes and cook till soft.
  4. Add the chilli powder,garam masla,turmeric powder and salt and saute for 2-3 minutes or till the raw smell of the masalas disappear.
  5. Stir in the peas.
  6. Add the washed rice+water,mix well,cover and pressure cook for 15 minutes.
  7. Serve hot garnished with coriander leaves with a raita and pappad.

I used ghee and basmathi rice for this recipe,it was really full of flavor and by the time the dish was served the whole house was fragrant!Thanks for the tasty recipe,Jaya...

Since this dish was cooked specially for my lil angel with her favorite vegetable,I am sending this to Srivalli's Kid's delight event to celebrate her 'Spicing your life' blog's first blog anniversary.

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