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Fresh Mint and Green Peas Pulao

Fresh Mint leaves and Peas Rice Pulao

Swati
Fresh Mint and Peas Rice Pulao Recipe | A one pot simple flavorful meal with fresh mint leaves and peas.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch, Lunch Box, Main
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • Wash rice and soak for at least 15-20 minutes. 

Stove-top Pressure Cooker Method

  • 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.

Instant Pot Method

  • Switch on the Instant Pot on SAUTE MODE. Set time to 5 mis.
  • Add ghee/oil and whole spices along with 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.
  • Cancel SAUTE MODE, cover and seal the lid.
  • Set the PRESSURE COOK Time to 6 mins. Once timings are done. cancel the pressure cook mode, wait for 2 mins and then do the Quick Pressure Release.
  • Open the lid and fluff the rice lightly using a fork.
  • Serve hot.

Notes

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.
Keyword Gluten-free recipes, Rice Pulao recipes, Vegetarian
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