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Basmati Rice and Pea Pilaf (Peas Pulao) Recipe

Basmati Rice and Pea Pilaf (Peas Pulao) Recipe
  • Meal

    Vegetarian

  • Cusine

Ingredients

2 tablespoons ghee or vegetable oil

4 to 5 whole cloves

1-inch stick cinnamon

4 to 5 small green chillies, slit lengthwise

2 medium onions sliced thin

2 cups basmati rice

1 cup fresh or frozen green peas

1 1/2 teaspoon cumin powder

5 cups water

Kosher salt

Directions

Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add cloves and cinnamon and cook until fragrant, about 20 seconds. Add chillies and onions and cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Add rice and cook, stirring frequently, until nutty, about 2 minutes. Add peas and cumin powder and cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute longer. Add water and salt, bring to a boil, and reduce to lowest heat setting. Cover with lid and allow to cook until all the water is absorbed, about 10 to 12 minutes. Serve hot with daal or raita.