Potato, Green Peas,  Pulao Recipe

Potato, Green Peas, Pulao Recipe

Pulao or pilaf is believed to be one of the oldest dishes in India. Since  India being one of the largest producers of rice for centuries and rice is considered as a staple food for many Indians, I think, pulao  is one of the most popular and easiest dishes from India. Potato green peas pulao recipe is an all time favorite for many Indians and a common dish in most of the house holds.

Let me quickly explain, to clarify the difference between a pulao and pilaf- pilaf is cooked in stock where as water is added to pulao while cooking. To make it even simpler – pulao is from India and pilaf is common in European, Balkan and Middle Eastern cuisine etc..

One of the things you need to be careful while cooking potato green peas pulao is to make sure that each grain is separated and flavorful. Make sure to fry the rice until crispy together with whole spices in oil before adding powdered spices and water into it.

potato green peas pulao

This potato green peas pulao is one of simplest form of pulao recipes and yet so delicious. Try out this potato green peas pulao recipe and let me know your comments..


  • Basmatic rice – 200 gms
  • Vgetable oil – 2 Tbsp
  • Star anise- 2 each
  • Bay leaf -1
  • Cinnamon stick -1 each
  • Cumin seeds – 1 Tsp
  • Onion– 1 medium, chopped
  • Green peas – 100 gms
  • Potato- 2 medium, diced
  • Turmeric – 1/2 Tsp
  • Chilly powder -1/4 Tsp
  • Water – 400 ml
  • Sat to taste


  1. Wash rice, drain and set aside.
  2. In medium sized pot, heat oil.
  3. Stir in whole spices such as cumin seeds, bay leaf, star anise and cinnamon stick.
  4. Add rice and stir fry until crispy on a medium heat.
  5. When the rice is crispy reduce the fire to slow and powdered spices.
  6. Cook for a couple of minutes.
  7. Mix in the potatoes and green peas.
  8. Add hot water, salt and bring to boil.
  9. Bring it to simmering and cover with a lid.
  10. Cook until rice is done (15-20 minutes).
  11. Serve hot.

poatato green peas pulao


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  1. Excellent recipe … One should try at home… Home style cooking … Happy reading..

  2. Simple yet delicious……

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