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Matar Pulao Recipe | Peas Pulao Recipe | How to make Matar Pulao

Matar Pulao Recipe | Peas Pulao Recipe

Matar Pulao Recipe | Peas Pulao Recipe | Green Peas Pulao Recipe with detailed photos.

Simple and easy to make Matar Pulao is an ideal lunch box recipe made with green peas, rice, spices, and a few more ingredients.

I have prepared this one-pot pulao in a pressure cooker, but you can also make this pulao in a pan or kadhai.

For more rice recipes, do check- Tomato Rice, Paneer Fried RiceCheese Pulao, Narali Bhat, Kofta Pulao


Matar Pulao Recipe | Peas Pulao Recipe


Ingredients


1 cup basmati rice

1 cup green peas (matar)

3-4 finely chopped green chillies

1 medium-sized sliced onion

1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste

4-5 cashews (Kaju)

1 ½ tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)

1 tablespoon  lemon juice

A handful of mint leaves (pudina)

3-4 teaspoon chopped coriander

1 ½ cup water

Spices for Pulao

1 teaspoon cumin (jeera)

1 bay leaf (tej patta)

2 cardamom pod (elaichi)

3 black pepper (kali mirch)

1-inch cinnamon stick (dalchini)

2 cloves (laung)

1-star anise (chakra)


Matar Pulao Recipe | Peas Pulao Recipe


Preparation


1. Wash and soak 1 cup basmati rice in water for 20-30 minutes.

Preparation


How to make Matar Pulao


1. Heat the pressure cooker with 1 ½ tablespoon ghee. Add 1 teaspoon cumin seeds and fry until it crackles.

2. Add 1 bay leaf, 2 cardamom pod, 3 black pepper, 1-inch cinnamon stick, 2 cloves, and 1-star anise.

3. Further, add 4 chopped green chillies.

4. Add 4-5 cashews and sauté for a minute.

5. Now add 1 sliced onion and sauté until translucent.

6. Also, add 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste.

7. When the ginger-garlic turns aromatic, add a handful of mint leaves.

8. Now add 1 cup green peas and sauté for a minute.

9. Further, add soaked basmati rice.

10. Gently stir the rice. Make sure you do not break the rice grain.

11. Add 3-4 tablespoons of chopped coriander leaves.

12. Add 1 ½ cup water.

13. Additionally, add salt to taste and mix very well.

14. Lastly, add 1 tablespoon lemon juice and mix well.

15. Close the lid and pressure cook the rice for 1 whistle on medium flame. 

16. Let the pressure cooker cool down completely and then open the lid.

17. Finally, matar pulao or peas pulao is ready to serve.

Matar Pulao Recipe | Peas Pulao Recipe


Suggestions


1. You can use fresh or frozen green peas (matar) for making this pulao.

2. Matar Pulao tastes good when served hot.

3. You can serve this pulao with paneer gravy or dal.


Recipe Card for Matar Pulao

Yield: 5 servings

Matar Pulao Recipe | Peas Pulao Recipe

Matar Pulao Recipe | Peas Pulao Recipe

Simple and easy to make Matar Pulao is an ideal lunch box recipe made with green peas, rice, spices, and a few more ingredients.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1 cup green peas (matar)
  • 3-4 finely chopped green chillies
  • 1 medium-sized sliced onion
  • 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste
  • 4-5 cashews (Kaju)
  • 1 ½ tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • A handful of mint leaves (pudina)
  • 3-4 teaspoon chopped coriander
  • 1 ½ cup water

Spices for Pulao

  • 1 teaspoon cumin (jeera)
  • 1 bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 2 cardamom pod (elaichi)
  • 3 black pepper (kali mirch)
  • 1-inch cinnamon stick (dalchini)
  • 2 cloves (laung)
  • 1-star anise (chakra)

Instructions

Preparation

1. Wash and soak 1 cup basmati rice in water for 20-30 minutes.

How to make Matar Pulao

1. Heat the pressure cooker with 1 ½ tablespoon ghee. Add 1 teaspoon cumin seeds and fry until it crackles.

2. Add 1 bay leaf, 2 cardamom pod, 3 black pepper, 1-inch cinnamon stick, 2 cloves, and 1-star anise.

3. Further, add 4 chopped green chillies.

4. Add 4-5 cashews and sauté for a minute.

5. Now add 1 sliced onion and sauté until translucent.

6. Also, add 1 teaspoon ginger garlic paste.

7. When the ginger-garlic turns aromatic, add a handful of mint leaves.

8. Now add 1 cup green peas and sauté for a minute.

9. Further, add soaked basmati rice.

10. Gently stir the rice. Make sure you do not break the rice grain.

11. Add 3-4 tablespoons of chopped coriander leaves.

12. Add 1 ½ cup water.

13. Additionally, add salt to taste and mix very well.

14. Lastly, add 1 tablespoon lemon juice and mix well.

15. Close the lid and pressure cook the rice for 1 whistle on medium flame. Let the pressure cooker cool down completely then open the lid.

16. Finally, matar pulao or peas pulao is ready to serve.

Nutrition Information

Yield

5

Amount Per Serving Calories 138Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 10mgSodium 41mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 4gSugar 3gProtein 4g

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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