Potato Peas Pulao

Potato Peas Pulao - Guest Post from Priti of Indian Khana
This blogging world has introduced me lot of good friends Priti is one of such good friend. She is always there when I need some advice or feedback. I was thinking of having guest post from the fellow blogger. First person came into my mind is Priti. When I asked her, she accepted it. I have requested her to do something with Peas as Peas is rare at our house hold. This simple yet flavourful rice is definite winner. Now over to Priti of Indian Khana. For more interesting recipes pls. visit her blog
When Veena asked me do a guest post I was hesitant and happily forgot about it until she reminded me again but still I took time to prepare this post as to decide what to post is big task for me.  Veena asked me something with peas so I decide to post this simple, easy and yummy potato & peas pulao.  This one is good for lunch box as it's can be done in jiffy in pressure cooker and it's filling, you can do the same in rice cooker or in a pan too. The best thing is this pulao goes well with just anything be it a simple raita, any curry or dal.  If you have guests at home then this can be a good option too.  I spiced this pulao mildly and wanted potato and peas to dominate the taste plus the cashews adds good crunch, so check out the recipe.

Basmati Rice - 1 1/2 cups
Onion  - 1 [medium]
Green Chilli - 3
Minced Ginger-Garlic - 1 tsp
Potato - 1 [large]
Peas - 1/2 cup
Oil/Ghee - 1 1/2 tbsp
Bay Leaf - 1
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch piece
Clove - 1
Cardamom - 1
Caraway Seeds - 1 tsp
Cashews - 10-12
Water - 2 1/4 Cups
Salt - To Taste
1. Soak rice for 30 minutes or until required.  Wash and keep aside.
2. Peel and slice onion, peel and chop potato in chucks and slit chillies.
3. Heat 1/2 tbsp oil/ghee in a pressure cooker and saute cashews until golden brown, keep aside. Add remaining oil/ghee and heat, add whole garam masala, caraway seeds and allow to splutter.
4. Add onion, green chilli, ginger-garlic and saute until onion becomes pink, add potato and saute for 2 minutes.
5. Now add peas and saute for a minute, add rice and mix everything well and saute for a minute.
6. Add water, salt close cooker and cook for 1 whistle, low flame and simmer for 2 minutes off flame.
7.  Once all pressure released open cooker and gently fluff rice with fork.
Serve with any side dish. 

Thanks Priti for this wonderful post. Do visit her space Indian Khana for many more delicious recipes