I know it's a while from now, so let me leave you to read this simple recipe that always will get you pats from your kids if they don't mind rice for lunch.
Aloo Matar Ka Pulao
Rice - 1 cup
Ghee - 1 tsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Ginger Garlic paste - 1/4 tsp
Shelled Peas - 1/2 cup
Potatoes - 2 small
Roasted Cumin powder - 1 tbsp
Green Chilies - 2 small
Garam Masala - 1/2 tsp
Salt to taste
Bay Leaf - 1
Clove - 2
Cinnamon - 2
Cardamom - 2
Star Anise - 1
Maze - 1
How to make the Aloo Matar Ka Pulao
Wash and soak the rice for 15 mins.
Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker and add cumin seeds, ginger garlic paste, and green chilies. Saute well.
Next, add all the whole spices and let them for a min or so. Then add drained peas and cubed potatoes.
Now add the salt, roasted coriander powder, and garam masala. Combine everything well and add the drained rice.
Cook for a couple of mins, then add 2 cups of water and replace the cooker lid. Pressure cook for 3 whistles or till done.
The roasted coriander, powdered coarsely does the trick here. And of course the chilies. Somehow the recipe that I glanced through didn't call for any chilies, be it green or red. I wonder how one can eat with any chili!
Konda liked the rice very much, so you have a kid approved recipe here!