Peas Pulao – Matar Pulao

Green Peas pulao or matar pulao recipe is a simple one pot dish. This is a mildly spiced dish that has green peas with whole garam masala lending flavor to the rice. Peas give a slight touch of sweetness in every spoonful and kids will love this it. It is one of the quickest rice dishes to prepare and is also perfect for the lunch box for both kids and adults.

I have used fresh peas for this recipe. You could substitute it with frozen peas. Peas are nutritious vegetables being rich in vitamin C, proteins and high in fiber.

peas pulao recipe, matar pulao recipe

Here I have served it with soya chunks and potato curry. Lets move on to the recipe for green peas pulao or matar pulao

Step by Step Recipe

  • Soak the rice for 20 mins. Then drain the water and wash the rice 3-4 times. Thinly slice the onion and slit the green chillies. Shell the peas if using fresh ones.
  • shell green peas for peas pulao recipe

  • Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed pan. Add cloves, cinnamon, star anise and cardamoms and fry for a couple of seconds. Add cumin seeds and once they change color slightly, add the sliced onions, crushed ginger and green chillies.
  • add onions for peas pulao recipe

  • Once onions turn translucent, add green peas and stir.
  • adding peas for peas pulao recipe

  • Add rice and gently saute for 2 minutes.
  • adding rice for peas pulao recipe

  • Add 2 cups water and salt and stir.
  • adding water for peas pulao recipe

  • Let the water come to a boil. Then close the pan tightly with a lid and recduce hfeat to medium-low. Cook till rice is done and all the water has been absorbed
  • Remove from heat and gently mix the rice. Green peas pulao is ready to be served with a spicy curry.

peas pulao recipe, matar pulao recipe

Peas Pulao

 
peas pulao recipe, matar pulao recipe
Prep time
20 mins
Cook time
10 mins
Total time
30 mins
 
Peas pulao – a mildly spiced easy one pot dish using green peas.
Recipe type: Mains
Cuisine:North Indian
Serves:2-3

Ingredients

  • 1 cup basmati rice / long-grained rice
  • 1/2 cup shelled green peas / frozen peas
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 inch piece ginger
  • 2 green chillies
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 inch piece cinnamon
  • 2 cardamoms
  • 1 star anise
  • 3 cloves
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Soak the rice for 20 mins. Then drain the water and wash the rice 3-4 times.
  2. Shell the peas if using fresh green peas. Slice onion. Slit the green chillies.
  3. Heat oil in a heavy-bottomed pan. Add cloves, cinnamon, star anise and cardamoms and fry for a couple of seconds.
  4. Add cumin seeds and once they change color slightly, add the sliced onions, crushed ginger and green chillies.
  5. Once onions turn translucent, add green peas and stir.
  6. Add rice and gently saute for 2 minutes.
  7. Add 2 cups water and salt and stir.
  8. Let the water come to a boil. Then close the pan with a lid and let the rice cook on medium-low heat till the rice is done.
  9. Remove from heat and gently fluff the rice with a fork.
  10. Peas pulao is ready to be served with a spicy curry.

Notes

  • You can use a pressure cooker instead of cooking in a pan. Add only 1-1/2 cups water and once it comes to a boil pressure cook on high heat for 2 whistles.
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1 Response

  1. sathya says:

    Rice looks so yummy .Fantastic clicks

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