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Green Peas Palav
from Asha Kumar - Detroit, Michigan, USA

This palav is made using rice and fresh green peas.
This dish looks and tastes good.
You can make this as the main dish and serve it along with a vegetable curry.

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1/2 cup fresh green peas
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tblsp vegetable oil
  • 1/4 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 small green chillies - deseeded and minced
  • small piece of ginger - minced
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp garam masala
  • 1-1/2 cup water
  • cilantro leaves - washed and cut into tiny pieces
Wash the rice under flowing water to remove any dust.

Keep a large non-stick skillet on heat , add 2 tblsp vegetable oil.
When the oil is hot, add cumin seeds and fry for 1 minute.
Then add chillies, ginger and turmeric.
Now add rice, salt, green peas, garam masala and water and bring to a full boil.
Then reduce the heat to low, cover with a tight-fitting lid and slowly cook for 20 - 25 minutes, until all the water is absorbed and the rice is tender and fluffy.

Turn off the heat and let the rice sit for 10 minutes.
Transfer to a serving bowl, garnish with cilantro and serve hot.