This rice with peas is a favourite in my home .
Served with your favourite curries, it’s justice
done to your appetite and taste !
You can make this with only peas , peas and
cashew,only raw cashew ,chick pea .
Options of adding greens – Palak ( spinach ) any
variety, leeks , spring onions ,Mint ..
Now to the recipe
250 gm basmati or samba rice ( soaked for 10
1 cup soaked peas or fresh peas
1 cup Palak / Spinach
3-4 split green chillies
2 onions chopped
6 cloves garlic + 1 inch piece ginger+2 green
chillies ground to a coarse paste
1 cup coconut milk
4 cardamons ,4 cloves , a piece of cinnamon ,
saunf ( fennel seeds/ perumjeeragam).
1/4 tsp nutmeg powder
Salt to taste
1 tsp sugar
2-3 tbsp Ghee / butter
1/2 tsp garam masala or biriyani masala
•Heat ghee in a pot ,add the whole garam
masala and onions, and sauté till onions are
light brown .Add salt.
•Add ginger – garlic paste , peas,palak and stir.
•Add the soaked rice and let it cook for 5
•Add coconut milk and the remaining
•Add water ( preferably warm water) 1 inch
above rice level,and cook on a slow fire for 15
minutes .( Dum cooking).
Serve with raita and any of your favourite