Pea Pulao Recipe

Pea Pulao

Pea Pulao Recipe

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Additional Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

This is a simple recipe made with basmati rice and peas. It's smooth and fragrant, and it's ideal as a side dish or for picky children who don't like peas. In Urdu, the word 'kill' means "green peas."


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 3 black cardamom seeds
  • 6 whole black peppercorns
  • 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons of water
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 2 cups raw basmati rice, rinsed and drained
  •  4 cups of water
  • salt to taste


  1. In a large, heavy skillet over low heat, heat the oil. Combine the cloves, cardamom seeds, peppercorns, and cinnamon sticks in a mixing bowl. Cook for a few minutes to release the aroma of the spices. Make a paste with the garlic powder and 2 tablespoons of water; add to the pan with the spices.
  2. Cover the skillet with a lid and cook the peas for about 5 minutes.
  3. To the skillet, add the remaining 4 cups of water and rice. Season with salt to taste. Bring to a boil, cover, and cook for 15 minutes, or until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed. Before serving, taste and adjust the salt.
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 143Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 0mgSodium 125mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 3gSugar 1gProtein 3g

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