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Flavourful Pea Pulao with Lemon

Flavourful Pea Pulao with Lemon. A zesty yet sweet, light but filling rice dish handed down through generations.
Course Mains
Cuisine Indian, Vegetarian
Time 25 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 730kcal



  • Dice the onion.
  • Chuck the olive oil to the pot then the diced onion. Let it simmer a little.
  • Add the honey, tumeric, cumin and salt. Stir.
  • Add the peanuts, peas and raisins. Let is simmer for a minute or two.
  • Add vegetable broth and the rice. Stir a little.
  • Then stick the lid on top and let it simmer for about 15 minutes until the rice is done.
  • Meanwhile get a bowl for the dressing.
  • Grate in the garlic and lemon zest (make sure to wash the lemon well beforehand!).
  • Add the lemon juice and vinegar.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • When the rice is done, you're done. Add the dressing.
  • Enjoy!



Add any veggies you want to pep up the recipe. Broccoli fits well.
Basmati rice isn't the healthiest choice as it's processed. It's arguably more flavourful than brown rice, but switch it if you wanna be really healthy. Keep in mind that brown rice needs about 25 minutes to cook (basmati 15) and requires more broth.
The dish has quite a bit of natural sugar (about 30g per serving). If you want less, we’d suggest leaving out the honey. You can slow cook the onions for a nice caramelised effect.
Make it vegan: Use maple syrup instead of honey.


Serving: 444g | Calories: 730kcal | Carbohydrates: 120g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 3.1g | Sodium: 928mg | Potassium: 551mg | Fiber: 10.3g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 400IU | Vitamin C: 51.2mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 4mg