Winter Platter 2 – Peas pilaf, Boondi raita, Fried egg with Ivy gourd pickle

Continuing with my Winter Platter series, here comes the second installment πŸ˜‰

Fresh peas are plentiful in the market, so is my recipe book πŸ˜› Peas pilaf is a commonly cooked dish in North Indian households. Served steaming hot with choice of accompaniments.

Peas are powerhouse of good health. It is sugar -free, gluten -free, rich in vitamins, easy to cook and good to eat.

In Bengali cuisine there are some lip -smacking dishes of cooking the tender leaves and shoots of the pea plant. I, unfortunately do have access to cooking those delicacies. :/

Presenting here is Winter Platter 2 with goodness of health and taste – Peas pilaf, Boondi raita, fried egg (on the crispier side), served with Ivy gourd pickle and papads.

Pilaf = kind of fried rice/ pilao

Boondi = sweetened, fried chickpea flour – has a good shelf life and available ready made in the markets

Raita = diluted and flavored curd / yogurt

Ivy gourd = kundru / tindori

Papad = thin, sun dried discs, made of black gram lentil, consumed fried or roasted

winter platter 2

Ivy gourd pickle will be in a separate post.

Peas Pilaf

Here’s what I did……….


Makes for 2 -3 persons

1 cup – rice

1 cup – shelled peas

2 cups – water

1 nos – small sized onion (optional)

1 inch – ginger (grated)

1 nos – finely chopped green chili

1/4 tsp – black pepper powder

1 tbsp – oil/ clarified butter

1 nos – bay leaf

1 nos – cardamom

1 nos – star anise/ fulchakri

1/2 tsp – cumin seeds

salt to taste


Wash and drain the rice. Keep aside.

Dice the onion.

Heat oil in a cooker and temper with bay leaf, star anise, cardamom and cumin seeds. Once the cumin splutters, add the chopped onion, green chili and grated ginger. Fry till they turn soft. Add the peas and black pepper powder. Stir well and cook for a min or so. Add the rice. Toss it well with other ingredients. Takes about 2 mins. Pour water and add the salt. Give a final stir. Close the cooker and cook to one whistle.

Take it off fire but do not open. Wait for 10 mins, open the cooker.

winter platter 2 - peas pilaf


Serve hot with Boondi raita, Papad, Fried egg, Ivy gourd pickle or your choice of accompaniments.

winter platter 2 - papad

winter platter 2 - crispy fried egg

Sit out in the sun and enjoy eating πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

Happy cooking !! πŸ™‚

Cheers !! πŸ˜€



About andy

hi there.....friends call me Andy :) I am a school teacher by profession. Passionate about reading, some random experimental cooking, some hit 'n' miss photography......and i am a dreamer ;) Thank you for popping by :)
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15 Responses to Winter Platter 2 – Peas pilaf, Boondi raita, Fried egg with Ivy gourd pickle

  1. desleyjane says:

    Yum! That looks amazing! Scrumptious! Making me hungry…

  2. skd says:

    Fried egg! Just how I like it and the pilaf combination….. Yummm….

  3. LifestyleswithLia says:

    I wish I could eat this now! The fried egg is great!

  4. Looks super yummy and the fried egg looks so appealing πŸ™‚

  5. Paula says:

    Yum-yum πŸ™‚

  6. Paula says:

    Do you make mashed peas too? Rice with peas is a very common dish in my country and still it has been ages since I had it.

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