Vegetabl Green Palav with Green Ppeas

This palav is made using rice and fresh green peas.

This dish looks and tastes good.

You can make this as the main dish and serve it along with a vegetable curry.

* 1 cup basmati rice

* 1/2 cup fresh green peas

* 1/2 tsp salt

* 2 tblsp vegetable oil

* 1/4 tsp cumin seeds

* 2 small green chillies - deseeded and minced

* small piece of ginger - minced

* 1/4 tsp turmeric

* 1/4 tsp garam masala

* 1-1/2 cup water

* cilantro leaves - washed and cut into tiny pieces

Wash the rice under flowing water to remove any dust.

Keep a large non-stick skillet on heat , add 2 tblsp vegetable oil.When the oil is hot, add cumin seeds and fry for 1 minute.Then add chillies, ginger and turmeric.Now add rice, salt, green peas, garam masala and water and bring to a full boil.Then reduce the heat to low, cover with a tight-fitting lid and slowly cook for 20 - 25 minutes, until all the water is absorbed and the rice is tender and fluffy.Turn off the heat and let the rice sit for 10 minutes.Transfer to a serving bowl, garnish with cilantro and serve hot.