Peas Pulao – Instant Pot Recipe

Sometimes it’s the simplest dishes that are the tastiest. One such quick, easy and delectable dish is Peas pulao.

With the electric pressure cooker, it’s a lot easier now 🙂

Here is the recipe for Peas Pulao 🙂



Video Link: Peas Pulao – Instant Pot Recipe

Preparation time:  10 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes (including sauté, cooking and NPR time)

Serves: 3 people


Basmati Rice – 1.5 cups

Onion – 1

Green Chillies – 2 or 3

Garlic – 1 to 2 cloves

Mint Leaves – 3 to 4

Salt – as per taste

For Tempering:

Ghee – 2 tsp

Cumin Seeds – 1 tsp

Peppercorns – 1/2 tsp

Cloves – 4 to 5

Bay leaf – 1

Cinnamon – 1/2 inch



Turn on the Instant pot in Sauté mode. Heat 2 tsp of ghee.

Add the ingredients mentioned under ‘For tempering’ section. Sauté till done.

Now add the chopped onions, green chillies and garlic. Sauté till  the onions are translucent.

Add a cup of frozen or fresh peas. Mix well before adding the salt.

Now add the rice and 1.5 cups to 2 cups of water. Mix well.

Lastly add

Turn off sauté mode and close the Instant pot lid. Cook on Manual for 7 minutes NPR (Natural Pressure Release).

*Manual – High pressure – 7 Minutes – NPR

Once done, serve hot with dal or raita.





3 thoughts on “Peas Pulao – Instant Pot Recipe

    1. The instant pot cooking takes less water, if you are cooking in a normal pressure cooker or a rice cooker then adjust the water according (1:2) but if you are using an instant pot electric cooker then for flavored rice with veggies in it, the rice should be about 1:1 ratio since the veggies leave some water content too….HTH!


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