Pulao also known as pilaf or pilau is a dish, originating from the Indian subcontinent, in which rice is cooked in a seasoned broth.
In some cases, the rice may attain its brown or golden colour by first being sautéed lightly in oil before the addition of broth. Cooked onions, garlic cloves, sliced carrot, other vegetables, as well as a mix of spices, may be added.
Peanut Pulao is a very delicious dish made of peanuts, rice, onions, ginger garlic paste and some Indian spices. It is an easy to make recipe and goes very well with yogurt (curd) - spiced or plain or with any raita like boondi raita, vegetable raita, cucumber raita etc. and with any pickle.
I had this dish after my marriage, it's commonly cooked in my in-laws house. The first peanut pulao that I had was prepared by my husband. I learned this yummy rice dish from my husband. He cooks really good.
Before that I never thought that we can use peanuts in pulao, I had heard that cashew nuts are used but never heard about peanuts in a pulao.
Peanut Pulao required few ingredients and is a good option for tiffin, can be enjoyed as lunch or as a dinner. We normally made some raita with this pulao and I like green chilli pickle with it.
When you have not much time in the morning and you have to pack lunch for your family then this is an easy and yummy option.
I normally cook peanut pulao in pressure cooker, but you can also cook in an kadai or a pan. Here I am sharing with you the recipe to cook peanut pulao in a pressure cooker.