Monday, January 14, 2013

Peas Palav.

Peas Palav is easy to prepare and much of ingredients and you can have it for  lunch or dinner.

Ingredients :
Basmati Rice: 2 Cups.
Peas : 1 cup.
Butter or Ghee: 2 to 3 Table spoons.
Cardamom : 4 to 6.
Cloves : 6 to 8
Cinnamon Pieces : 3  to 4
Salt : to taste
Green chilly : 2 to 3
Coriander leaves : 2 to 3 table spoons.
Ginger : 1 Tea spoon.(grated).
Water : 4 cups.

Method :
Wash and remove water from  the rice and keep it for 15 minutes.  Cut green chillies and coriander leaves and keep it aside.
Now keep a pan on the fire and heat . Put butter or ghee . heat for 1 minute. Now put all the spices and fry for 2 to 3 minutes. Add  cut green chillies and ginger and fry for 1 minute. Now add fresh peas and fry nicely for 2 to 3 minutes. Add rice and fry for 4 to 5 minutes and put off the fire. Add coriander leaves  and salt to the fried mixture and mix  nicely and shift the fried rice mixture to a electrical  rice cooker or pressure cooker and 4 cups of water and cook. Serve Hot Peas Palav with coconut chutney or  Onion Raitha.
Cut onions into small pieces and put it in curd.  Add required salt to it.
Note : Do not fry ingredients on high flame. Can use other kind of raw rice also. but remember to use enough  water.  Preparing Palav in electrical cooker will  give a better result. If you use pressure cooker do not over cook.  Can  use any cooking oil instead of butter or ghee. ( using butter or ghee is better). Can use grated
coconut  (fresh) also.
Serves: 2 to 3

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