Dill and Pea pilaf

Flavourful and aromatic pea and dill pilaf

pea and dill rice

Dill /suwa is a herb from celery family ,it has a very strong and slightly pungent taste .They are rich in iron, good for digestion, anti oxidant properties, low in calories so you can easily include it in your diet.

Dill rice is a a popular recipe of Persian cuisine they use dill and lima beans  to make a fragrant pulao.Suwa is mainly used to make dips,stir fries,soups ,paratha and rice preparations.

Only the tender leaves of dill should be used and discard the leaves which are yellow and avoid using the thick steams as the hard and thick steams will ruin the taste. I have used only peas  but you can also use mixed vegetable or make it just with dill and tomatoes.

Rice is consumed in all the states of Indian specially in the southern parts. Biryani and pilaf are made of different varieties.I have posted - Chili and pineapple rice,Mildly flavoured- Kiwi and coriander rice, a very flavourful and easy biryani style pulao-Vegetable biryani pilaf


  • Rice/chawal - 1.5 cups
  • Dill /suwa -2 bunch,130 gms
  • Tomato -275 gms
  • Peas/matar -1/2 cup
  • Chili powder /lal mirch- 1 tsp
  • Coriander powder /dhaniya 1 tsp
  • Salt /namak - to taste
  • Water- 3 cups
  • Cooking oil- 5 tbsp
  • Cumin seeds- 1tsp
  • Cloves/Laung -3
  • Green cardamom /Elaichi -3
  • Black cardamom /badi elacihi-1
  • Bay leaf / tejpatta-2
  • Cinnamon /daalchini-1/2 inch piece

for the detailed recipe check my blog-



Anjana Chaturvedi Author at Maayeka - An authentic Indian vegetarian cooking website Dubai, UAE "UAE's best vegetarian cooking website." - The National Featured in BBC Good Food, Bawarchi by Sify, GetaheadIndia, Nari


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