Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Nutrella Pulao with Peas Gravy

This combination is perfect for lunch. Both are easy to make too. I had some nutrella pieces left at home. So instead of making simple jeera rice, i added some nutrella chunks along with it for extra taste and flavor. Both are nutritious and i love to make them again. Here is the recipe.

For the pulao:
Basmathi rice - 1 cup (wash, soak and cook with 2 cups water)
Cinnamon - 2-3 sticks
Bay leaves - 2
Jeera - 2 tsp
Mint - handful
Nutrella - handful(wash and soak them in hot water for 20 mins before using)
Green chillies - 2 (chopped)
salt - as needed
Butter/oil - 1 tsp


  • In a kadai, add the butter/oil. Once hot, add jeera, cinnamon, bay leaves, green chillies. 
  • Once they crackle, add the mint leaves and fry until they shrink. 
  • Now add the nutrella and fry for 5 mins till they become soft(sprinkle water in between). 
  • Add  the cooked rice, salt and mix well.
Sending this pulao to "Any one can cook" event by Ayessha

For the Gravy:
Frozen peas - 1 cup
Tomato - 2 medium
Cinnamon - 2 sticks
Jeera - 1 tsp
Chilly powder -  1 tsp
Coriander leaves - handful
Salt - as needed

Grind to smooth paste:
Chopped Ginger - 1 tsp
Chopped garlic - 1 tsp
Chopped onions - 3 tsp
Cloves - 3-4


  • In a pan, add butter/oil. Once hot, add the cinnamon, jeera. 
  • When they crackle, add the ground paste,chilly powder and fry until the raw smell goes off. 
  • Add in the tomatoes, salt and fry till they become soft. Add peas and 1/2 cup water. 
  • When the mixture comes to boil, close the lid and simmer for 5 mins. At last mix the coriander leaves.
Along with peas, you can also add potatoes for extra taste!!


  1. yummy pulao and very healthy too.....loving it

  2. I love these soy chunks in any form & your puloa makes me hungry...that too with peas gravy is perfect for this puloa. hope you guys enjoyed your lunch..

  3. Lovely combo...sooo delicious!!

  4. Many thanks Sowmya ,for participating in my HRH event. Please collect the participation award.

    HRH - Rickeflakes Event Roundup!!!