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Matar Pulao (Green Peas Pulao)

Matar Pulao (Green Peas Pulao)

Cooking Time

Preparation Time : 10

Cook Time : 35

Total Time : 45

Ingredients

Serves 4

  • basmati rice 5 cups

  • water 5 cups

  • green peas (Matar) 1 cups

  • green chilies slit 2 nos

  • mint leaves 1 sprig

  • large onion sliced 1 nos

  • ghee 2 tbsp

  • Cashews as needed 2-3 nos

  • Salt as needed 1 tbsp

  • Spices 1 tsp

  • star anise 1 nos

  • green cardamoms 4-6 nos

  • strands of mace 2 nos

  • a small piece of nutmeg 1-2 nos

  • cloves 6 nos

  • little Stone flower 1-2 nos

  • bay leaf 1 nos

  • cinnamon stick (if using true cinnamon use three 2 inch pieces) 2 nos

Directions

  • 01

    Wash and soak rice for at least 30 mins

  • 02

    If you are in a hurry you can soak it in hot water for 15 mins and useup

  • 03

    Discard the water and drain to a colander

  • 04

    Slice the onions and mint leaves

  • 05

    Slit the green chilies

  • 06

    Make the ginger garlic paste

  • 07

    Set them aside

  • 08

    Making peas pulao-Heat ghee or oil in a pot or cooker and saute cashews if using

  • 09

    When they turn golden set them aside

  • 10

    Saute spices for a minute

  • 11

    Add onions and fry until golden

  • 12

    Add ginger garlic paste and fry until the raw smell goes off

  • 13

    Saute pudina/ mint for 2 mins

  • 14

    Add peas and rice

  • 15

    Saute for 3 to 4 mins

  • 16

    Pour water and add salt

  • 17

    Check salt and add more if needed

  • 18

    The water must taste medium salty

  • 19

    Cook on a medium heat until the water is almost absorbed

  • 20

    If using pressure cooker, cover the lid and cook on a low heat for 5 mins

  • 21

    If cooking in a pot, then cook covered for 5 to 7 mins on a low heat

  • 22

    Fluff up with a fork once done

  • 23

    Allow to rest for sometime

  • 24

    Garnish peas pulao or matar pulao with nuts

  • 25

    Serve with raita or a gravy

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