Coconut milk peas pulao for kids

Protein rich peas pulao for kids. Healthy lunch box ideas for school and office. I did this pulao for my 2 years old daughter and she enjoyed the food. Coconut milk added gives nice flavor and taste to the pulao. Coconut milk has enormous benefits that too in summer it is beneficial.

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Many people think peas are just a poor man’s meat or a cheap restaurant side-dish that puts ‘green’ on your plate.

Peas are really little powerhouses of nutrition that are a boon for your health and the whole planet. Read all their benefits, how to use them properly, and some easy recipes. We start with the benefits of this tasty powerfood.

1. Weight Management:

Peas are low fat but high everything else. A cup of peas has less than 100 calories but lots of protein, fiber and micro-nutrients.

2. Stomach cancer prevention:

Peas contain high amounts of a health-protective polyphenol called coumestrol. A study in Mexico City determined you only need 2 milligrams per day of this phytonutrient to prevent stomach cancer. A cup of peas has at least 10.

3. Anti-aging, strong immune system, and high energy:

This comes from the high levels of anti-oxidants including:

flavinoids: = catechin and epicatechin
carotenoid= alpha-carotene and beta-carotene
phenolic acids = ferulic and caffeic acid
polyphenols = coumestrol

4. Prevention of wrinkles, Alzheimer’s, arthritis, bronchitis, osteoporosis and candida

These come from peas strong anti-inflammatory properties. Excess inflammation has also been linked to, heart disease, cancer, and aging in general. These properties include:

Pisumsaponins I and II and pisomosides A and B are anti-inflammatory phytonutrients found almost exclusively in peas.
vitamin C and vitamin E, and a good amount of the antioxidant mineral zinc
omega-3 fat in the form of alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).

5. Blood sugar regulation:

High fibre slows and protein slows down how fast sugars are digested.
The anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory prevent or reverse insulin resistance (type 2 diabetes)
All carbohydrates are natural sugars and starches with no white sugars or chemicals to worry about.

6. Heart disease prevention:

The many antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compounds support healthy blood vessels. The formation of plaque along our blood vessel walls starts with chronic, excessive oxidative stress and inflammation.

The generous amounts of vitamin B1 and folate, B2, B3, and B6 reduce homocysteine levels which are risk factor for heart disease.

7. Healthy for the environment:

Peas work with bacteria in the soil to ‘fix’ nitrogen from the air and deposit it in the soil. This reduces the need for artificial fertilizers since one of their main ingredients is nitrogen.
After peas have been harvested the remaining plant easily breaks down to create more organic fertilizer for the soil.
Peas are also able to grow on minimal moisture so they are a perfect crop in many areas not needing irrigation or using up valuable water supplies.

8. Prevent constipation:

The high fiber content in peas improves bowel health and peristalsis.

9. Healthy bones

Just one cup of peas contain 44% of your Vitamin K which helps to anchor calcium inside the bones. It’s B vitamins also help to prevent osteoporosis.

10. Reduces bad cholesterol:

The niacin in peas helps reduce, the production of triglycerides and VLDL (very low-density lipoprotein, which results in in less bad cholesterol, increased HDL (“good”) cholesterol, and lowered triglycerides.

Source : www.realfoodforlife.com

Coconut milk peas pulao for kids

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Indian
Servings 3 People

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Tsp Oil
  • 2 Tsp Ghee / நெய்
  • 3 Glass Rice / அரிசி
  • 2 Glass Thick coconut milk
  • 4 Glass Water
  • 1 Cup Fresh green peas
  • Bay Leaves / பிரியாணி இலைகள்
  • Cardamon / ஏலக்காய்
  • Cloves

Instructions
 

  • In pressure cooker add 2 tsp oil add bay leaves
  • Add 2 cardamon pods
  • Add cloves saute well. If you want spice add 2 green chilly. As my daughter will have this I didn't add chillies.
  • Add fresh green peas and saute for 2 mins
  • Add soaked rice strain excess water
  • Add 2 tsp ghee now and saute rice in ghee
  • Add coconut milk 2 glass and remaining water. 2 glass water for 1 glass rice.
  • Mix well
  • Add required salt and mix well
  • Allow to boil well check for salt.
  • Close lid and pressure cook for 3 whistles. I used regular rice.
  • Open and serve with any paneer gravies, mutton kurma etc.

Notes

About Poornima 146 Articles
Hello Friends, I am Poornima Senthil Kumar an IT professional and mother of 2 little angels. My passion for cooking is endless and this blog and Cookingmypassion youtube channel is my dream. I post day to day recipes and also some famous and interesting recipes in my blog and my channel. I love to shoot food preparations videos and also love to capture an eye-catching and mouth-watering pics of my recipes. Me and my husband both love to cook new and innovative recipes. And I am blessed to get my hubby as a supportive and acting partner in our cooking videos. We both love cooking and tasting food as much as we love each other lol... Cooking healthy food, eating happily and staying active without any illness till the last breath is the way of my life. And I would be very happy to know my friends are too happy and healthy with my recipes. No rules, Don't be afraid to do whatever you want. Cooking doesn't have to have rules. I don't like it that way. - Masaharu Morimoto Thank you.

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