Dried Green Peas Pulav

Dried green peas are one of my favorite dried beans, they taste quite different than the fresh/frozen green peas. I like to sneak them in wherever possible. This time when I had a bunch of soaked peas, I thought of mixing them with rice to make a one pot dish. I added eggs to it as we love eggs, but this is fully optional. Fennel seeds give a very strong and nice flavor to this dish.

1/2 cup dried green peas (soak overnight and pressure cook)
1 and 1/2 cups basmati rice
5 eggs (boiled, peeled and cut into pieces) (Optional)
2 Bay leaves
2 cardamom

Paste –
4 cloves
1″ cinnamon
1/2 tea spn fennel seeds (badishepi/saunf)
1/2 tea spn coriander seeds
1/2 tea spn cumin seeds
4-5 red chillies
1 tea spn garlic
1 tea spn ginger
1/2 cup onion
1/2 cup tomato

Heat oil and add cloves, cinnamon, fennel seeds, coriander seeds, cumin seeds, onion, ginger, garlic and fry for few minutes. Add tomato, little salt and let it cook till tomato becomes slightly mushy. Add chillies and mix again. Grind it to a paste (I left it a little coarse, make a smooth paste if desired).
Heat ghee and add cardamom and bay leaf. Add washed rice and fry for few minutes. Add paste, mix.
Add salt, cooked peas and eggs (if using). Pour in about 3 cups water (be careful while adding water, if cooked peas have a lot of water, modify the water added at this step).
Cook till done. Serve hot on its own or with raita.

Serves : 3-4
Preparation time : 50mins


13 thoughts on “Dried Green Peas Pulav”

  1. HI shilpa,
    kudos to u for coming up with unique recipes.will definately give it a try.by the way I prepared nevri/ karanji given in ur sweet section and it tasted yummy.great going shilpa.
    sudha borkar

    1. Hi Cynthia, so nice to see you here. It’s been a long time. I am bit busy these days, so could not keep up with things :(. Hope everything is good at your end.

  2. Hi Shilpa!!
    I look forward eagerly for ur recipes daily.I have tried many of ur recipes and all of them,without exception have turned out well.
    I would like to know how to make biscuits(as in India..for eg:Parle–G.not the ones we get else where).

  3. hi shilpa,

    i tried your dired green peas pulav today for breakfast. thanks for the recipe. i am a great fan of green peas and i used potatoes instead of egg as my mom in law is a veggie. it turned out great!!
    i have never cooked much for my in laws , i was really anxious as i was trying it out for the first time. they really liked it !!
    my 11 month old son who had never tasted any spicy food ( as i tend to keep it a bit bland for him ) really loved it.
    best wishes

  4. hi shilpa,
    though i haven’t tried this recipe,while reading the ingredients and method of preparation itself i felt like trying it out.but I have a small doubt here,u have mentioned ginger & garlic in the ingredients but haven’t used it in the preparation.what should i do.please send ur reply very soon because i really wan’t to try this out.

  5. Hi i am new to kitchen.I have a doubt whether green peas need to be pressure cooked or can it be added after over night soaking?.This dish was delicious and it had a lingering taste for quiet a long time.

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