Peas Pulao Recipe, How to make Goan Peas Pulao recipe with Coconut | Goan Food
Recipe type: Main, Vegetarian, Vegan
RecipeCuisine: Indian, Goan
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Serves: 4-5
Easy Goan Peas Pulao recipe with coconut is a one pot meal and a traditional Goan recipe.
recipeIngredient (used american measuring cup, 1 cup = 250 ml)
  • 2 cups basmati rice soaked in water for 30 mins
  • ½ cup shelled green peas fresh or frozen
  • 2 tbsp ghee or coconut oil
  • 1 -2 cinnamon stick
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 green cardamom
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 5 cloves
  • 10 peppercorn
  • a pinch of nutmeg powder
  • 1-2 mace strands
  • 2 green chilies chopped lengthwise or coarsely
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste
  • 2 medium sized onion chopped into julienne
  • 1 tbsp greens of spring onion (optional)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 14-15 cashewnuts
  • 3 cups water or as required
  • salt as required
How to make the recipe?
  1. Firstly soak the basmati rice in water for 30-40 mins.
  2. Heat the pan or cooker with ghee or oil.
  3. Once oil is heated add all the whole spices along nutmeg powder. Saute until they are fragrant.
  4. Now add onion julienne. Saute until they are light brown in color.
  5. Time to add the ginger-garlic paste, green chilies and cashewnuts. Saute for a minute.
  6. Now add the green peas along the lime juice.
  7. Saute for 2-3 mins.
  8. Add the soaked rice.
  9. Finally add the coconut milk, water and salt. Cook until rice is cooked. If making in pressure cooker then switch off the gas after 3 whistles.
  10. Garnish the pualo with fried onion or coriander leaves or lime wedges. Serve your peas pulao hot with salad or pickle.
1. I have used home-made coconut milk you could use the store bought coconut milk.
2, Adding fried onion towards the end is optional.
3. If you like some spice then add more of green chilies or garam masala however its not required.
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