Peas Pulao, Matar Pulao, Easy Green Peas Pulav Recipe

peas pulao, matar pulao

Peas Pulao is mildly spiced pulao with green peas. It is also known as matar pulao, as green peas is called matar in hindi. It is easy to prepare and can be prepared in a jiffy. I prepare this peas pulao often and serve it with a rich side dish like paneer butter masala. malai kofta curry etc.,

peas pulao, matar pulao

How to make peas pulao ?

Wash basmati rice, drain excess water and keep it aside. In a pressure cooker, heat oil, add fennel seeds, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, star anise, bay leaves and fry for a minute. Then add sliced onions and green chillies, fry till onions turn translucent. Then add grated ginger and garlic and fry till raw smell goes. Now add green peas, mix well. Next add rice, required water, salt, mix well and pressure cook in medium high heat for one whistle. Turn off the heat. Wait till the pressure releases, gently fluff it up, garnish with coriander leaves and serve it warm.

Peas pulao, matar pulao

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Peas Pulao Recipe, Matar Pulao, Green Peas Pulav


Peas Pulao

Recipe for mildly spiced pulao with green peas. This pulao is vegan and gluten free.
Category : Main dish – Rice
Recipe Developed, Cooked and Clicked by :
Published : October 08, 2016
Prep time : 10 mins; Cook time : 15 mins; Total time : 25 mins
Yield : 4 servings


Ingredients :

  • Basmati Rice : 2 Cup
  • Fresh green Peas : 1 Cup
  • Oil : 1 Tablespoon
  • Fennel seeds : 1/2 Teaspoon
  • Cloves : 4 nos.
  • Cinnamon : 1″ long
  • Star Anise : 1 no.
  • Cardamom : 4 nos.
  • Bay leaf : 2 nos.
  • Onion : 1 medium sized (sliced)
  • Green Chillies : 2 nos. (slit)
  • Garlic : 4-5 cloves (grated / minced)
  • Ginger : 1″ long (grated / minced)
  • Salt : To taste
  • Coriander leaves : To garnish

Instructions :

  1. Wash Basmati Rice, drain excess water and keep it aside.
  2. Heat oil, add fennel seeds, cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, star anise, bay leaves and fry.
  3. Add sliced onions and green chillies and fry till onions turn translucent.
  4. Now add the grated ginger and garlic and fry.
  5. Next add, green peas and mix. Then add rice, required water, salt, mix well and pressure cook in medium high heat for one whistle. Turn off the heat.
  6. Wait till the pressure releases, gently fluff the rice up, garnish with coriander leaves/ cilantro and serve it warm.

Notes :

  • I have used 3 cups of water for this recipe in the ratio of 1 : 1.5. i.e., for 1 cup of rice, it is 1.5 cup of water. But it will vary with the rice you use, so check the package instruction.
  • Instead of adding grated ginger and garlic, you can add 1 Tablespoon of ginger garlic paste.
  • If you are not keen on vegan version, fry cashews in 2 tablespoons of ghee and add it finally, mix well and serve. Ghee adds more flavour.
  • You can prepare this in electric rice cooker too.

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