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Peas Pulao Recipe, How To Make Matar Pulao |Rice With Peas Recipe
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Peas pulao recipe or matar pulao is one of the most admirable one pot dish which I love since childhood. It's really simple and easy to make when you have less time for preparing whole meal. I have been making this peas with rice recipe for ages. It comes out absolutely perfect every time.
Course: Mains
Cuisine: North Indian
Servings: 3 -4
Author: Rachna's Kitchen
  • 1 Cup basmati rice
  • 2 tablespoon ghee or butter
  • 1 Teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1 whole big black cardamom
  • 3-4 small green cardamom
  • 1 Aniseed
  • 2 Cloves
  • ½ Teaspoon shredded ginger
  • 1 Cups shelled peas or frozen
  • Salt to taste
  • A few mint leaves crushed
  • 1.5 Cup of Water
  • 10- 12 Cashews for garnishing
  1. Soak 1 cup basmati rice for atleast 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile thaw green peas if you are using frozen variety.
  3. After 30 minutes drain the water and let the rice air dry for 10 minutes.
  4. Place a pressure cooker on medium heat, heat the ghee.
  5. Roast the cashews till it get's brown colour.
  6. Take it out and keep it aside.
  7. In the same pan add the cumin seeds.
  8. Add the all the whole spices like bay leaves, black cardamom, green cardamom, aniseed, cloves.
  9. Saute for 10 seconds on low heat. Add shredded ginger.
  10. When the ginger browns a little, add peas and saute for a 1 minute.
  11. Add rice, salt, mint leaves and water.
  12. Stir everything well once else rice will break.
  13. Bring it to a boil. Cover the lid
  14. Lower the flame to minimum. and let it cook for 15 - 17 minutes.
  15. Switch off the flame.
  16. Let it rest for 10 minutes. Don't open lid before the recommended resting time.
  17. After 10 to 15 minutes remove the lid and gently fluff the rice with fork.
  18. Serve hot.