Pea Pilaf (v)

Pea Pilaf (v)

Pilaf is a delicious dish in which the rice is cooked and stirred through with onions as well as a mix of aromatic spices. This version, which contains the sweet, balancing flavour of peas couldn't be easier to make.

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To Serve

  • Basmati rice
    300 grams
  • Green peas, shelled
    200 grams
  • Ghee
    30 grams
  • Cumin seeds
    2 grams
  • Refined oil
    30 ml
  • Onions, thinly sliced
    120 grams
  • Garam masala
    1 tsp
  • Onions: sliced and fried until golden brown
    120 grams
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Water
    800 ml
  • Wok with lid



Heat the ghee in a wok; add the cumin seeds. When they crackle, add the onions and sauté until golden. Add the garam masala, stir and add the rice. Sauté for 2 minutes, until the rice is well coated with ghee.


Add 3 cups water and bring to the boil. Reduce heat, add the green peas and salt; stir Cover and cook until all the water is absorbed and the rice and peas are done. Garnish with fried onions.

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