Tuesday 23 April 2013

Peas Pulav Recipe/Simple & Quick Peas Pulav /Matar Pulav Recipe/பச்சை பட்டாணி புலாவ்/How to make Peas Pulav with Video in English and Tamil/Quick Lunch Box Recipe

Peas pulav is a simple one pot meal hassle free and can be made very quickly. It is perfect for get together’s when you have lot of other dishes to make and is also best for packing as lunch. I have used coconut milk to make this peas pulav because my kids love it like that and it also gives extra flavor but you can as well replace it with just water. Check out other interesting Vegeterian Pulavs/Biryanis/Rice Varieties here.  

Here’s how to make peas pulav with step by step photos and Video…

Basmathi Rice

2 cups


2 big thinly sliced

Green Chillies

10-12 slit and cut

Ginger & Garlic Paste

2 tbsp

Green Peas

1 big bowl/1.5-2 cups


1 small


As needed


One handful finely chopped

 For tempering

Oil+ Ghee

3 tbsp

Cinnamon Sticks

2-3 sticks






One small piece

Bay Leaf


Cumin Seeds/Jeeragam

2 tsp

 For Garnishing


2 tsp

Cashew nuts

10-12 chopped

Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes                Recipe Category: Main Course

Cooking Time: 30 minutes                             Recipe Cuisine: Indian

Author: Priya Anandakumar

Here’s a short video on how to make Peas Pulav in English & Tamil

Also check out other interesting Biryani/Pulav Varieties here


Wash the Basmati Rice 3-4 times and drain the water. Add fresh water and soak the Basmati Rice for about 30 minutes.

Add the coconut pieces to the mixer and grind it. Add enough water and extract the coconut milk and keep it aside. Measure the coconut milk, if needed add more water, totally you will need 3 cups of it.

Other Pulav Varieties that might be of your interest


Heat 3 tbsp of oil+ghee to a pressure cooker or heavy bottomed vessel.

Add cinnamon sticks, cloves, cardamom, mace, bay leaves, cumin seeds and wait until nice aroma fills the room.

Now add the sliced onions, green chillies, little salt and mix really well.

Saute the onions really well until they turn to light golden color.

Add 2 tbsp of ginger & garlic paste and saute well until the raw smell vanishes.

Add the green peas and saute really well for about a minute.

Now add a handful of cilantro/mint and saute until it shrinks.


At this stage add 3 cups of coconut milk +water to the pressure cooker and let it come to rolling boil.

Add the washed and soaked basmati rice and give a gentle stir. Let it come to rolling boil.

Cover and cook for about 12-15 minutes on medium flame without whistle. After 12 minutes, open the lid and check if the rice is cooked or keep it for some more time or until done.  Note: After 6-8 minutes, you can keep the cooker on top of an old tawa and cook the rice covered with a lid. If you are using pressure cooker, then cook for one whistle.

When the rice is done, open the lid and give a gentle stir.

Heat about 2 tsp of oil in a kadai, add 10 broken cashew nuts, fry to golden brown color and switch off the stove.

Transfer the fried cashew nuts to the Peas Pulav.

Yummy, delicious and tempting Peas Pulav is ready to be enjoyed. Serve it hot with MixedVegetable Kurma, Egg Masala and Hyderabadi Chicken 65.

Thank you all for visiting my space, please come back again for more easy and tempting Vegetable Biryanis/Pulavs etc from my kitchen.

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Have a great day and enjoy.

Until then I am signing off…






  1. Who will say no to this droolworthy pulao, makes me hungry.

  2. I had made smiliar kind and it turned awesome :) I dint use pressure cooker though. nice post!!

  3. Looks great ! I love peas pulav any time any where !

  4. simple and comfort food priya.. like it with chicken curry..

  5. Very simple and yummy rice.

  6. nice one pot meal ,i use milk instead of coconut milk.Love u r version.

  7. Peas pulao looks superb :) love it

  8. I think you would have been aware that coconut milk is one of my fav, therefore I will go for it instead of water. All the more, the burst of creamy flavor from coconut milk will be good, what your recipe is the testimonial for it. Nice and lovely flavors, adore pulav.

  9. delicious pulav recipe dear :) coconut milk add extra flavor and taste to the pulav just love it dear :)

  10. Delicious peas pulao love this one pot meal.

  11. Delicious and flavorful peas pulao..

  12. I love this a lot. simple and yum...

  13. I have similar recipe in my space too... I loved ur version much !

  14. Thank you all the wonderful comments...

  15. My favourite food.. Looks yummy Priya :-)

  16. My sis-in-laws favourite rice. love it.

  17. Peas Pulav looks yumm...I love this . Nice blog You have Dear... Thanks for visiting my space. Happy to follow you..

  18. Prasanna chandrasekar

    This is very simple to cook quickly.Hats off Priya

  19. This pulao is very easy to cook.Hats off Priya

    1. Thank you very much Prasanna Valli for ur comments...

  20. Hi..am new to ths site..hv checked al tge recepies its too good.
    Congrats and have a small query.
    Can i add normal milk than coconut milk?

    1. Yes, you can add normal milk if you do not have coconut milk...


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