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peas pulao | matar pulao | green peas pulao recipe | rice recipes

Peas pulao is a simple pressure cook rice recipe also known as  matar pulao.  Better goes with butter chicken, carrot onion raita, paneer butter masala or any gravy.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword green peas pulao, matar pulao, peas pulao, peas pulao recipe, rice recipes
Servings 2

Ingredients

Ingredients for peas pulao:

  • green peas - 1 cup
  • ghee - 1/2 spoon
  • oil - 3 spoons
  • onions - 2
  • slit green chilies - 2
  • ginger and garlic paste - 1 spoon
  • tomatoes - 2
  • mint leaves - 1/4 cup
  • coriander leaves - 1/4 cup
  • water - 3 cups
  • salt - 1 spoon
  • rice - 2 cups

Dry spices:

  • cashew nuts - 1/2 cup
  • cumin seeds - 1 spoon(jeera)
  • cinnamon – 1 stick
  • cardamom(elachi) – 2
  • cloves - 4
  • star anise - 1
  • bay leaves - 2

Instructions

Procedure for peas pulao:

    Frying spices:

    1. Heat a pressure cooker add 1/2 spoon of ghee and 3 spoons of oil.

    2. Add all the dry spices cashew nuts, cumin seeds, cinnamon,cardamom, cloves, star anise and bay leaves.

    3. Fry till the cashew nuts turn golden.

    4. Add 2 chopped onions and 2 slit green chilies. Fry until the onions turn golden.

    5. Add a spoon of ginger and garlic paste.

    6. Stir continuously and fry till the raw smell disappears.

    7. Add 2 chopped tomatoes and fry till they turn mushy.

    8. Add 1/4 cup of fresh mint leaves and 1/4 cup of chopped coriander leaves mix well.

    9. Add a cup pf green peas(matar) mix well.

    How to pressure cook matar pulao:

    1. Add 2 cups of soaked rice mix well.

    2. Soak the rice before cooking.

    3. Pour 3 cups of water mix well.

    4. Taste and adjust the salt mix well. The water should be medium salty.

    5. Close the lid and pressure cook for 2 whistles.

    6. Switch off the fire and rest it for 5 minutes.

    7. Carefully open the lid our matar pulao is ready to serve.

    8. Take into the serving plate. Serve with veg or non veg gravy.

    9.  These matar pulao better goes with butter chicken, carrot onion raita, paneer butter masala or any gravy.