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Mushroom & Peas Pulao

Let me tell you all a little story. Once upon a time, there was a pretty little girl who absolutely loved peas – Peas Pulao being one of her favourites. She loved them so much that she would even unquestioningly eat steamed broccoli if it was served with a side of peas. Okay, that might be a bit of an exaggeration. Nothing, not even serving them with deliciously sweet peas would make her eat broccoli, least of all if it was steamed! She would simply devour all the luscious peas and probably slip the broccoli chunks under her seat when no one was watching. Yes, that’s undoubtedly what she would do. But nonetheless, let’s get back to the story shall we?

Recipe for Mushroom & Peas Pulao taken from www.hookedonheat.com. Visit site for detailed recipe.

So yes, this girl loved her peas. She begged her Mom to add them into anything and everything they could possibly be added to. And if it weren’t for her two evil green pea loathing siblings, her Mom might have even given in to some of her hideously bizarre ideas. But then, like every fairy tale, good things started to happen to her. She grew up, moved out of home away from the evil siblings (okay, they’re not all that evil, but they do bug her some all of the time!), and began to cook for herself. Like the ugly frog who turned into a handsome prince on the very first kiss, her peas lusciously flavoured her food. They graced every dish they were added into and touched it with their sweetness.


On days like today, when the clouds darken the sky, and rain falls helplessly on the ground, all she can think of cooking for dinner is a one-pot comforting meal comprising of rice, mushrooms, and oh yes, most definitely, peas. This meal of Mushroom and Peas Pulao was a breeze to make, and the girl and her peas continue to live happily ever after, much to the chagrin of Hubby Dear. If only there was a law forbidding one to hate peas!

I love to serve this with some Jeera Alu on the side!

MUSHROOM & PEAS PULAO

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4
Author: Meena, www.hookedonheat.com

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp light cooking oil
  • 1/2 tsp whole cumin seeds
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups sliced shiitake mushrooms
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp red chilli powder
  • 1/2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 cups Basmati rice
  • 1/2 cup frozen green peas, thawed

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a non-stick deep pan and saute cumin seeds, garlic and onions till tender and fragrant. Add mushrooms, and fry till brown all the moisture evaporates. Stir in salt and spices, and fry for a minute.
  • Add 3 and 3/4 cups of water, and once it comes to a boil, stir in rice and peas. Let simmer on low heat till water evaporates and rice is cooked through. Garnish with chopped coriander leaves and serve warm with a side of raita.

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30 Comments

  • Reply
    Neera
    May 20, 2014

    5 stars
    Loved Peas Mushroom Pulao Recipe, tried it, came out yummy!! Thanks for posting!

  • Reply
    Aarthi
    January 18, 2011

    5 stars
    Hi Meenakshi,

    I tried this today and turned out great. Thanks for sharing

    Aarthi

  • Reply
    Vidya
    June 19, 2009

    5 stars
    Hello Meena, it is my first time here. Mushroom and peas pulao looks very yummy. I love quick and easy rice dishes for work nights. Thanks a bunch for sharing.

  • Reply
    Parinda
    April 6, 2009

    5 stars
    Hi Meena,
    This is the first time I am writing to any blog.. Your recipe looks yummy. I am going to try it today and see how it turns out. I am sure its going to be great.. just a quick note, it would be great if you can post some raita recipes that go well with this mushroom rice.
    Thanks,
    Parinda

  • Reply
    Poonam
    October 24, 2008

    5 stars
    Hi Meena,
    This is my first visit to ur blog, and i must say i am bowled over!The photographs are so inviting!I am glad i found out ur webpage..And will slowly start trying out all your recipes one by one.
    Regards

  • Reply
    Kaye
    July 19, 2008

    5 stars
    Tthe pea people in this household enjoyed it very much! Thanks for another Keeper recipe, Meena!

  • Reply
    Shankari
    June 29, 2008

    5 stars
    Thank you for the nice story. I am going to try this recipe. Sounds good!

  • Reply
    steamy kitchen
    June 25, 2008

    5 stars
    i haven’t had pulao in such a long time…may make one with sour cherries tonight.

  • Reply
    Indigo
    May 3, 2008

    5 stars
    I’ve never loved peas to THAT extent, but they are one of the very few (read: about three) vegetables that my little sister will accept in my cooking, so that’s enough to make them heroes in our house ^__^. Looks great!

  • Reply
    Chuck
    May 3, 2008

    5 stars
    I love any kind of rice and your mushroom and pea dish looks tasty. Great photo!

  • Reply
    Tejaswini
    April 25, 2008

    5 stars
    Hi Meena
    I prepared you mushroom and peas pulao with closed cup mushrooms and also added some sweetcorn, it came out very well. Your recipes never fail me, I am so happy.. Thank you very much!!!!

  • Reply
    Whizbabe
    April 17, 2008

    5 stars
    Hi Meena,
    I am positively in love with your recipes. I have tried out quite a few of them, and they always come out perfect, just like your pictures :). Have been checking back for the past couple of days for your latest offering, and have been more than a tad disappointed. Please add a new one soon!

  • Reply
    Poonam
    April 16, 2008

    5 stars
    Nice story! Great recipe!

  • Reply
    Malar
    April 16, 2008

    5 stars
    Hi Meena,

    I tried this recipe and turned out so good. Your food photos and writing are very attractive.
    Everything, on the whole, is presented in a very neat manner.

  • Reply
    Nalini - your sister!!!
    April 14, 2008

    5 stars
    Deeeeeeed! I made this! It was yummmmm… Can you imagine.. me? PEAS? but i kinda like peas now.. I put it in everything!!!

  • Reply
    Diane
    April 12, 2008

    5 stars
    I made this yesterday, and it was FABULOUS! Thanks, it turned out lovely. I ate it with a raita made with herbs from my garden.

  • Reply
    Marlee
    April 12, 2008

    5 stars
    this looks good! n so easy to make! thanks 🙂

  • Reply
    Mag
    April 8, 2008

    5 stars
    I love your site! Very good photos as well as design. What a yummy recipe!

  • Reply
    LiberalFoodie
    April 8, 2008

    5 stars
    a great recipe with both rice and peas. I enjoy them both but I’ll pass on the mushrooms. Thank you very much. My parents didn’t grow up with the little things so my mom never made them. The husband didn’t grow up eating them either so I rarely cook with them. That leaves mushrooms in one of the last spots on the shopping list. unfortunately.

  • Reply
    Mallika
    April 7, 2008

    5 stars
    What a lovely recipe. If you changed the story heroine to a hero and made mushrooms the focus you get my husband. I must try this recipe for him.

  • Reply
    Jonathan
    April 7, 2008

    5 stars
    I tried this recipe, with these substitutions:

    1. Chicken breasts (cubed) instead of mushrooms
    2. Chicken broth in place of water

    It turned out quite well, with the exception that much more water was needed than 1.5 cups of chicken broth. It might have been the rice variety I was using, or perhaps my vessel was too shallow. Next time, I plan to use fewer cloves (2-3), as I found them somewhat overwhelming, and more red pepper and/or paprika.

    Thank you! It tasted wonderful! –Jonathan

  • Reply
    Muneeba
    April 7, 2008

    5 stars
    Hi Meena,

    I happened to come across your site just a few weeks ago (having recently had my eyes opened to the wonderful world of food blogs!) and have been scouring through all your past posts & recipes. LOVING your photography & style of writing. Will definitely be trying this recipe soon, since I too am an ardent pea admirer!

  • Reply
    Cassie
    April 7, 2008

    5 stars
    I loved the story and the dish sounds wonderful with the peas, rice and combination of spices you used. Stunning photo, too! I will give it a try!

  • Reply
    Arundathi
    April 7, 2008

    5 stars
    I did make it and it was yummy… thanks!

  • Reply
    Siri
    April 6, 2008

    5 stars
    I am definitely *not* that girl as I am not a big fan of peas.. but wouldn’t mind if some pop up in her dish.. the pulao looks delish!

    Siri

  • Reply
    Jasmine
    April 5, 2008

    5 stars
    I love rice dishes and mushroom and peas are my favourites. And I agree corn may be added for taste and colour. Yummy!

  • Reply
    Chakli
    April 5, 2008

    5 stars
    I love that your recipes are all very simple. And the photos make me want to try each and every one of them.

  • Reply
    Divya Vikram
    April 4, 2008

    5 stars
    Am bookmarking this…Making it tomm for lunch.That is indeed a beautiful pic with the peas starring like gems..I like ur recipes a lot..thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    Arundathi
    April 4, 2008

    5 stars
    Sounds like a story about me! 🙂 I absolutely love peas. Love Love Love. And Corn. The two ingredients that I could add to ANYtHinG!. Needless to say, I’m gonna make this TODAY! I’m in need of some comfort too – maybe I’ll go the extra mile and add corn as well or substitute corn for the mushrooms. That’s a delicious photograph. Thanks for the recipe!

  • Reply
    Anjali J.
    April 4, 2008

    5 stars
    Ah! that’s a nice story 🙂 ur recipe seems easy. nice pic.

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