Kashmira’s recipe for Peas Pullav

Another gift in our series of recipes shared by our multicultural staff at Smartpack. As promised we will publish another delicious homemde dish from around the world every  three to four months to interupt the flow of technical and design blog articles.

Kashmira is our production office manager and has been with the company for over ten years. Kashmira was born in Mumbai and was originally qualified as an interior designer. She has agreed to share this recipe with our blog followers and we at Smartpack custom kitchen and Smartpack Creativ hope you enjoy preparing and eating this typical Indian dish.

Peas Pullav



Rice with peas – Serve with plain yogurt


1 cup rice (Indian long grain basmati rice) rinsed, soaked for one hour & drained

1 cup frozen peas

1 medium sized potato cut into medium pieces

1 tsp each of cumin & coriander powder

2 cups water

½ cup finely chopped coriander

½ cup finely chopped chives

Juice of ½ a lemon

Whole Spices for Tempering

1 tbsp oil

1 tsp cumin seeds

½ piece of cinnamon stick

4 to 5 curry leaves

2 cloves

1 medium onion thinly sliced


Grind to Paste

3 to 4 hot green chili

1 inch fresh ginger root

½ cup coriander


2 tbsp coriander



  • Heat oil in a heavy based or non stick saucepan
  • Add all the whole spices. As they sputter add the onion & sauté until soft
  • Add the green paste, cumin & coriander powder & fry for approx 3 minutes
  • Now add peas, potatoes, coriander, chives & sauté for another minute
  • Add the water, salt to taste & bring to boil
  • Add the drained rice, bring to boil
  • Add the lemon juice
  • Switch the temp to low, cover saucepan & cook for 10 to 12 minutes
  • Open, fluff the rice with fork, if it is cooked, turn off the heat, cover for another 5 min – the rest will be done by trapping the steam
  • Garnish before serving





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