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PEAS PULAO Vegetarian-Dish

This is a another simple dish to prepare and is good for health as it has the flavor of cumin seeds. Pea Pulao is also known as Yellow Rice. It is a great alternative to plain boiled rice and accompaniment for any main course, be it vegetarian or meat-based.


Rice, picked, washed and soaked
: 1 cup
Shelled peas, frozen or fresh
: 1 cup
Onions, sliced
: 2
Black cumin (shahzeera)
: 1 tbsp
Small stick cinnamon
: 1
: 4
: 2 cups
Red chille pwdr
: 2 tsp
Black or 3 to 4 - green cardamoms
: 1
: To taste
: 2 tbsp

Peas Pulao


  • Put the oil in a large, flat bottomed microwave-safe dish. Microwave at 100% power for 3 minutes.
  • Add cumin and whole spices. Continue to cook at the same power level for 2 minutes.
  • Add the sliced onions and cook for 5 more minutes.
  • Add the peas. If they are not frozen, add 2 tbsp. water, cover and Microwave at 100% power for 2 minutes.
  • Add the rice and water in which it was soaked, along with salt.
  • Cook uncovered at 100% power for 10 minutes, then reduce power level to 70%, cover and complete cooking for another 4 minutes.
  • Let stand 5 minutes before serving.
  • For 2 cups rice, double the timings.