Matar Pulao Recipe: How To Make Green Peas Pulao

By: Sowmya Subramanian
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The matar pulao is a popular one-pot meal that is prepared across the country with slight variations. The main ingredients used are peas, basmati rice and whole spices. The aroma of the spices cooked with the sweetness of the peas will make your mouth water and this is a feast for both the eyes and the stomach.

The green peas pulao is a simple and quick, yet a delicious, meal and is a definite one to go in the lunch box for children and adults. It can also be a part of an elaborate dinner. In South Indian weddings, matar pulao is a mandatory part of the wedding buffet or sometimes even served for breakfast.

The peas pulao is usually paired with raita, pickle and papad. Some people like to eat it with dal too, to add more flavour to it. If you are interested in making this scrumptious meal, continue reading the step-by-step preparation method along with the images and a video on how to prepare the matar pulao.

MATAR PULAO RECIPE VIDEO

matar pulao recipe
Matar Pulao Recipe | How To Make Green Peas Pulao | Peas Pulav Recipe
Matar Pulao Recipe | How To Make Green Peas Pulao | Peas Pulav Recipe
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
25 minutes
Total Time
40 Mins

Recipe By: Syeda Farah Noor

Recipe Type: Main Course

Serves: 3-4

Ingredients
  • Oil - 2 tbsp

    Badiyan (Star anise) - 2

    Elaichi (cardamom) - 3 pods

    Dalchini (cinnamon sticks) - 3-4

    Laung (cloves) - 4-5

    Onions (sliced) - 3 small-size

    Dried red chillies - 2 medium size

    Peas (soaked) - 1 medium-sized bowl

    Turmeric powder - 1 tsp

    Salt to taste

    Garam masala - 1 tsp

    Garlic paste - 1 tsp

    Ginger paste - 1 tsp

    Chilli powder - 1 tsp

    Basmati rice (soaked) - 2 cups

    Water - 4 cups

Red Rice Kanda Poha
How to Prepare
  • 1. Add oil to a pressure cooker.

    2. Add star anise, elaichi, cinnamon sticks and laung into the cooker.

    3. Once it splutters, add onions and saute it until it turns golden brown.

    4. Add the dried red chillies and saute.

    5. Add the soaked peas and turmeric powder.

    6. Further, add salt and garam masala and mix everything well.

    7. Add garlic and ginger paste.

    8. Then, add chilli powder, water and the soaked rice.

    9. Mix well and pressure cook it for up to 2 whistles.

    10. Serve hot.

Instructions
  • 1. The basmati rice should be soaked for about 10-15 minutes before cooking.
  • 2. The green peas should also be soaked for about 10 minutes.
  • 3. You can add potato, according to your preference.
  • 4. The rice should not be over-cooked, otherwise it can become mushy. Make sure the rice is separated, after cooking.
Nutritional Information
  • Serving Size - 1 cup
  • Calories - 336 cal
  • Fat - 4 g
  • Protein - 8 g
  • Carbohydrates - 56 g
  • Sugar - 10 g
  • Fibre - 8 g
  • Iron - 12%
  • Vitamin A - 10%

STEP BY STEP - HOW TO MAKE MATAR PULAO

1. Add oil to a pressure cooker.

matar pulao recipe

2. Add star anise, elaichi, cinnamon sticks and laung into the cooker.

matar pulao recipe
matar pulao recipe
matar pulao recipe
matar pulao recipe

3. Once it splutters, add onions and saute it until it turns golden brown.

matar pulao recipe
matar pulao recipe
matar pulao recipe

4. Add the dried red chillies and saute.

matar pulao recipe
matar pulao recipe

5. Add the soaked peas and turmeric powder.

matar pulao recipe
matar pulao recipe

6. Further, add salt and garam masala and mix everything well.

matar pulao recipe
matar pulao recipe
matar pulao recipe

7. Add garlic and ginger paste.

matar pulao recipe
matar pulao recipe

8. Then, add chilli powder, water and the soaked rice.

matar pulao recipe
matar pulao recipe
matar pulao recipe

9. Mix well and pressure cook it for up to 2 whistles.

matar pulao recipe

10. Serve hot.

matar pulao recipe
matar pulao recipe
Read more about: pulao, pulav, green peas, main course, rice
Story first published: Monday, July 31, 2017, 17:30 [IST]
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