PREP TIME: 10 Mins
COOKING TIME: 20 Mins
Cumin Seeds – ½ tea spoon
Bay leaf – 1
Cloves – 2
Cinnamon stick – 1
Cashews – 7 (broken to small pieces)
Onion – 1 finely sliced
Green Chilli – 2
Ginger – 1 teaspoon grated
Garlic – 1 teaspoon grated
Cilantro – 1 small bunch
Oil – 5 teaspoons
Salt – to taste
Chilli powder – 2 teaspoons
Coriander powder – 1 teaspoon
Turmeric powder – ¼ tea spoon
Potato – 2 cups
Peas – 1 cup
Basmati rice – 1 cup washed and soaked for 15 Mins
STEP 1: Clean, peel and cut the potatoes into small cubes. Heat oil in a pan and add the potatoes. Add the required salt with 1 teaspoon of chilli powder and cook till golden brown.
STEP 2: Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Add bay leaf, cloves, cinnamon and cumin seeds.
STEP 3: Add the sliced onion, green chilli, cashews, grated ginger and garlic. Cook till the onions turn golden brown.
STEP 4: Add the turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder and salt. Add ¼ cup of water and let it cook for 5 minutes.
STEP 5: Add in the peas and the basmati rice. Mix well. Also, add chopped cilantro and close the lid. Pressure cook for 3 whistles and turn off the heat.
STEP 6: Once the pressure is released open the lid and add the roasted/fried potatoes. Mix well garnish with chopped cilantro and serve.
TIP: Potato and peas pulav can be served with any stir fried vegetable or onion, tomato and cucumber raitha topped with some chopped cilantro.