Peas Pulao Recipe | Matar Pulao

Peas Pulao or Matar Pulao is a flavorful, North Indian rice dish made with peas and rice cooked together along with Indian whole spices.

Pulao (also known as Pilaf in English) in Indian cuisine refers to a one pot rice dish usually mixed with assorted vegetables and mildly flavored with spices. Many variants of pulao are popular in different regions of India and the dish is considered as an inseparable part of Indian culinary.

Matar Pulao is liked both for its delicious taste and its aromatic flavor as apart from fresh peas, spices like cardamom, bay leaf, cinnamon etc. are used in its preparation.

This dish is more frequently made in winters when fresh green peas are easily available and thus it tastes best with them. However, peas pulao can be made year round with frozen peas and is available in most of the restaurants as well.

Peas pulao is an easy to make one pot recipe that can be prepared at home without putting in much efforts or spending too much of time. It is also a good dish to take for picnics or small gatherings.

Matar Pulao is a complete wholesome dish and can be relished without any side dish, but is many generally served with a dal, vegetable curry or or curd based raitas.

It is also common to have papad, pickle (mango, lemon or mixed) or green coriander chutney with peas pulao which enhances its overall taste.

To make Peas Pulao at home take a look at the video or follow the detailed step by step recipe with photos posted below.

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Recipe Info

Servings: 5

CategoryMain Course

Cuisine: Indian

Total Time:

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Nutrition (per serving)

Calories257

Fat5g

Carbohydrates: 46g

Protein: 5g

Peas Pulao Recipe Video

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Ingredients For Matar Pulao or Peas Pulao Recipe

  • 1.5 Cups Basmati Rice
  • 1/2 Cup Peas
  • 1/4 Cup Coriander Leaves
  • 10-15 Cashew Nuts (Kaju)
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds (Jeera)
  • 1 Bay Leaf (Tej Patta)
  • ~1 Inch Stick of Cinnamon (Dalchini)
  • 1 Badi Elaichi (Black Cardamom)
  • 2 Choti Elaichi (Green Cardamom)
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt, or to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Ghee (Clarified Butter)

Step By Step Instructions With Photos for Peas Pulao Recipe

  • Heat some ghee in a pan and add cumin seeds (jeera), bay leaf (tej patta), cinnamom stick (dalchini), black cardamom (badi elaichi) and green cardamom (choti elaichi).

    Peas Pulao Matar Pulao Recipe Step By Step Instructions 1
  • Add cashew nuts and roast them for 1 minute on medium flame till they turn golden brown.

    Peas Pulao Matar Pulao Recipe Step By Step Instructions 2
  • Then add fresh green peas to the pan. Fry them for 2 minutes.

    Peas Pulao Matar Pulao Recipe Step By Step Instructions 3
  • Add washed basmati rice to the pan.

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  • Mix the rice with the peas & whole spices, then add 4.5 cups of water along with salt. If cooking in pressure cooker then add 3 cups of water.

    Peas Pulao Matar Pulao Recipe Step By Step Instructions 5
  • Cover with a lid and cook for 5-6 minutes on medium heat. Open once and stir in between. Make sure the rice is not sticking at the bottom. If all the water has evaporated, add 1/2-1 cup more water.

    Peas Pulao Matar Pulao Recipe Step By Step Instructions 6
  • Cover and cook again for around 5 minutes till the rice are done.

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  • Add some chopped coriander leaves and mix them gently with the rice.

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  • Peas Pulao or Matar Pulao is ready. Serve it hot with any Indian dal, curry or raita.

    Peas Pulao or Matar Pulao is a flavorful one-pot Indian rice dish made with fresh peas & rice cooked along with various aromatic spices.

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Peas Pulao Recipe | Matar Pulao

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