Cheese Onion and Green Peas Pulao (In Gujarati)

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Feb. 18, 2016

A unique tiffin that your kid is sure to love! Children are generally very fond of the flavour and texture of cheese, but sometimes parents find it challenging to pack cheese-based foods in the snack box as it tends to get chewy. But, this Cheese, Onion and Green Peas Pulao is a delightful option, which stays fresh in a tiffin box for five hours! Moreover, it has an interesting mix of ingredients ranging from rice and green peas to grated cheese, which makes it tasty and wholesome too.


Grated processed cheese 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Finely chopped onions 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Green pea 3/4 Cup (12 tbs)
Long grained rice 1 1/4 Cup (20 tbs) (basmati, soaked for 30 minutes and drained)
Oil 1 Tablespoon
Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon (jeera)
Clove 1 (laung/ lavang)
Cinnamon stick piece 2 (dalchini)
Bay leaf 1
Green chilli paste 3/4 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
Finely chopped coriander 1/2 Cup (8 tbs) (dhania)



1. Heat the oil in a deep pan, add the cumin seeds, clove, cinnamon and bayleaf and sauté on a medium flame for a minute.

2. Add the onions and green chilli paste and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes. 

3. Add the rice and sauté on a medium flame for 1 to 2 minutes.

4. Add the green peas, salt and 2½ cups of hot water, mix well and cover and cook on a slow flame for 5 minutes, while stirring occasionally.

5. Add the cheese and coriander, mix gently and cook on medium flame for 1 minute, while stirring occasionally. 


6. Serve hot or cool slightly and pack in a tiffin box.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 11 Minutes
Ready In: 11 Minutes
Servings: 4

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 348Calories from Fat 85

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 10 g15.4%

Saturated Fat 3 g15%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 459 mg19.13%

Total Carbohydrates 54 g18%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 2 g

Protein 11 g22%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet