Peas Masala Rice

This is yet another simple,protein packed rice easy to make with easily available ingredients which is a good option for lunch box.I got this recipe from a T.V cookery show, tried many times and came out very good.This is my son's favorite, he likes to eat it with potato chips and plain yogurt.


Green peas(Pattani) 1cup
Basmathi rice11/2cups
Onion 1no.(medium size)
Tomato2nos.(medium size)
Ginger&garlic paste 2tsp
Green chilly 2-3nos.
Fennel seeds1tsp
Red chilly powder1/2tsp
Coriander powder1tsp
Garam masala powdera pinch
Turmeric powder powder1/2tsp
Mint leaves1/4cup
Lemon juice1tsp
Coriander leavesto garnish
Salt to taste

To Season

Cloves 3nos.
Cinnamon 1 inch piece
Bay leaf 1no.
Star anise 1no.


                Soak the green peas overnight and cook the peas. Cook the basmathi rice separately in an electric cooker or pressure cooker with a tsp of oil and a pinch of salt.Grind the grated coconut with sombhu to a fine paste and set it aside.

Heat a pan with oil and season it with the ingredients given" to season".Add in onion,green chilly and fry, it becomes translucent then ginger& garlic paste,tomatoes and mint leaves.Cook it till the tomatoes become soft and mushy.
Now add in all the powders and give it a mix then add in the ground paste,peas and 1/2 cup of water. 
Cook it till the raw smell goes off and becomes thick.Finally add the coriander leaves and lemon juice.Turn off the stove.
Add the cooked rice to it and mix well.Now turn on the stove and cover it with lid and keep it for 5 minutes in the low flame.Switch off the stove and transfer it to serving bowl.
Peas Masala rice is ready.

Serve it raitha or potato chips.We enjoyed it with onion raitha and simple potato fry.
  • Frozen or fresh green peas can be used.
  • I cooked the rice in the electric rice cooker and used 11/2 cups of water for 1 cup of rice,soaked the rice for 15 minutes.


yummy one pot meal. nicely done and explained

so flavorful and delicious looking masala rice...handy lunch box menu...liked it !!

love one pot meals like this so easy to make and tasty too..

YUmmy Matar Pulao Nalini.......Thanks for sharing.

looks spicy and flavourful! thx for sharing

Pea masala rice looks delicious and perfect as you said for lunch box. Thanks for visiting my blog. you have a wonderful space too.

A perfect one-pot meal.. love the masala which goes into it.. we do something similar...
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Yummy Peas Masala Rice luks supergood.Luv it and the recipe.

I love this rice...the spices are well chosen...hey why don't you send it to my event:
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looks delicious and very tempting :)

Peas masala rice looks good! :)

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