Peas pulao recipe with Palak leaves – kids lunch box ideas

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Peas pulao recipe with Palak leaves – kids lunch box ideas Indian. One of the best and healthy lunchbox rice recipe with green peas and palak leaves.

Packing up the nutrients in the lunch box is very much important than filling up kids stomach FULL. It’s said that Kids of Age 4-8 need 1.5 cups vegetable and 1.5 cups fruits.

Green Peas pulao recipe

Rather than packing them snacks (deep fried), Maida(white poison) related foods (sandwich/naan etc.,) We need to inculcate the staple and native foods in their diet in the way they like them to be attractive but as well take care that it is as much nutritious.

Some of the variety rice recipes:

Peas pulao recipe

Peas pulao recipe with Palak leaves

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Peas pulao recipe

Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Servings: 3 servings


to grind

  • 1 large onion
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch ginger
  • 1 broken green chilli
  • 1 handful coriander leaves
  • 5-6 no palak leaves

to make rice

  • 3/4 cup seeraga samba rice
  • 2 tsp ghee
  • 1/2 tsp oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 no bay leaf
  • 1/4 cup peas
  • 1/8 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/8 tsp chilli powder
  • 1.5 cups water
  • salt to taste
  • 1/8 tsp garam masala
  • 1/4 tsp lemon juice
  • 3-4 tsp cashews roasted
  • 2 tsp fried onions optional


  • Soak the rice in water for 30 minutes.
  • Firstly grind everything given under 'to grind section'
  • Heat ghee and oil in a cooker, crackle bay leaf, cumin seeds.
  • Add peas, prepared masala, turmeric powder, coriander powder, chilli powder, salt and mix well.
  • Add 1.5 cups water and give it a boil.
  • When it starts to boil, add garam masala, lemon juice, soaked and drained rice. Mix well.
  • Pressure cook for 5 min on medium heat and 10 min on simmer. Switch off and open after 15 minutes.
  • add roasted cashews and fried onions. fluff it up and serve.


Green peas pulao – kids lunch box ideas Indian

1.To prepare the masala for biryani, grind together onions, ginger, garlic, green chilli, coriander leaves and palak leaves.

grind the masala Peas pulao recipe

2. Grind the mixture to a fine paste and keep it ready till use.

with spinach Peas pulao recipe

3. Heat oil and ghee in a cooker and crackle cumin seeds and bay leaf to it.

temper Peas pulao recipe

4. Together add peas, prepared masala and mix well. Fry for a few seconds.

add peas and masala Peas pulao recipe

5. to this, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder is added and mixed well.

add spices Peas pulao recipe

6. Lastly, water in the measure of 1:1.5 that is 1.5 cups water for 1 cup rice is added and seasoned with salt. check the salt in water before adding rice, it has to be a pinch more salty than normal.

add water and salt Peas pulao recipe

7. Let the water come to a boil and add the soaked rice is drained and added.

soaked rice Peas pulao recipe

8. lastly, garam masala and few drops of lemon juice is also added.

spices and lemon Peas pulao recipe

9. Mix well, close and pressure cook. 5 minutes on medium heat and 10 minutes in simmer. put off. wait for 15 minutes and then open the cooker. the rice continues to cook even after switching off heat. so wait for 15 minutes after switching off flame and then open for best results.

pressure cook Peas pulao recipe

10. Fried cashews and fried onions are added optionally and fluff with well.

final touch Peas pulao recipe

11. serve hot or let it cool completely and pack it.

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