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Fresh Mint leaves and Peas Pulao

Rice cooked with fresh mint leaves and peas. A one pot simple flavorful meal that goes well with curries like Dum Aloo or Veg. Korma /Mix Veg. Curry or even with plain yogurt or raita
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Lunch Box, Main
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Fasting Food, Gluten-free,Vegan, Fried Food, Mint, Pudina Pulao, Rice Pulao recipes, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Author: Swati


  • 1 Cup Basmati Rice
  • 1/4 Cup Peas(Fresh or Frozen)
  • 1/2 Cup Fresh Mint leaves
  • 1 Onion (small)
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 4-5 Cloves
  • 4-5 Pepeprcorns
  • 1-2 Black Cardamom
  • 1 Cinnamon stick(small)
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds/Jeera
  • 1-2 tsp Garam Masala
  • 1/2 tsp Red Chilli Powder optional
  • 1-2 Green Chillies
  • 1-2 tbsp Olive Oil(or any flavourless vegetable oil)/Desi Ghee
  • Salt to taste


  • Wash rice and soak for at least 15-20 minutes. 
  • In pressure cooker, add oil/ghee, once it is hot, add the whole spices and cumin seeds.
  • When the flavour from the spices starts to come, add thinly sliced onions and saute till light brown. Add finely chopped green chillies if your want.
  • Add peas and garam masala and mix well. Add red chilli powder if you want spicy pulao. 
  • Drain water from soaked rice , add to onion pea masala. Add finely chopped mint leaves,mix and add water just enough to soak rice. 
  • Cook for 2 whistles after that take off the gas and wait till the pressure releases on its own. 
  • Check for the doneness of rice and  serve hot with the curry or yogurt preparation of your choice.


Adjust the spice level as per your requirement.
I did not add any chillies to it as I made for my kids and we had it with Dum Aloo which was quite spicy.
Add some ghee before serving it, if you are not ghee for cooking. ghee enhances the flavour of this pulao. 
You can also any vegetables of your choice or paneer and nuts.