Green peas masala pulao (microwave recipe)

Green peas masala pulao is a flavourful rice prepared with fresh green peas, basmati rice and cooked in a spicy gravy.  It is a spicy masala pulao and makes up for a good lunch box recipe.  Green peas masala pulao is very easy and quick to make too.  I have prepared this pulao in a microwave, which  is one of the easy recipe and can be prepared quickly.  You can also make this pulao in a gas stove which also tastes great.  Green peas masala pulao goes well with raita, papads, chips or any gravy of your choice. Do try this recipe and enjoy with your family.

Prep Time : 40 mins

Cook Time : 20 mins

Servings: 4 persons

Total time – 1 hour



Basmati rice – 1 cup

Fresh green peas – 1 cup

Tomato – 1 (chopped finely)

Half inch piece grated ginger

Red chilli powder – 1/4 teaspoon

Garam masala – 1/4 teaspoon

Cooking oil – 3 tablespoons

Cloves (laung) – 2

Green chillies – 2

Chopped coriander leaves – 2 tablespoons

Salt to taste


Wash and soak basmati rice for half an hour.

Microwave oil in a large dish for 2 minutes.  Add laung, peas, grated ginger, salt, red chilli powder and garam masala. Microwave for 3 minutes.


Drain the rice and add to this mixture.  Add 2 cups of water, green chillies, chopped tomato pieces and mix well.


Microwave high at 100%  covered for 10-12 minutes.  Stir once in 5 minutes.

Let it stand for 2 minutes. Fluff it up with a fork or spoon to separate the grains.

Serve peas masala pulao hot with raita, papads, chips or plain curd.


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  2. Jeyasingh Jeyavathana says:

    Dear Charu, Nice to have all your recipes. Infact I copy and paste them in my recipes file ‘Jeyacuiscine’. Then I try one by one. I like yours. I have some from ‘Kitchenbug’ also.Thanks- Jeyasingh Jeyavathana

  3. Sanjay says:

    This really sondus delicious. I love the spices you have used to flavor your rice. It looks delicious and it is always nice when food that looks good is also good for you. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

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