Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Matar Pulao - Green Peas Pulao

Flavorful and Aromatic pea pulao is easy to put together. Get hold of some frozen peas from your freezer, of course defrost it and cook along with basmati rice and spices. Serve along with any meat gravy, raita and pappad.


2 cups - Basmati rice
4 cups - Water
1 cup - Green peas
2 - Black cardamom
5 - Black peppercorns
3 - Cloves
1/2 tsp - Cumin / jeera seeds
1.5 tsp - Fresh ginger paste
2 tsp - Fresh garlic paste
1 small - Onion, chopped
Salt to taste
Ghee Or vegetable oil


1 tbsp - Unsalted cashew nuts
2 large - Onions, thinly sliced


1 ) Wash rice well then soak in water for 20 minutes. Drain and set aside to drain out well.

2 ) Heat oil in large pan, add sliced onions for garnishing into it and medium heat fry till onion turns brown and crisp. Drain off the oil and transfer to paper towel. Then in remaining oil, fry cashew nuts until golden brown. Drain and set side on the paper towel.

3 ) Add more oil if needed, then add black cardamom, peppercorns, cloves, cumin to the oil and fry for a few seconds. Then add ginger, garlic paste and fry for a few seconds, then add onion and fry till onion turns lightly brown. Now add peas and drained rice and saute for 5 minutes.

4 ) Add water and salt to taste and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to very low, cover and cook till all the water is used up. Turn stove off and let the rice remain on stove with lid for 5 to 10 minutes. Open and fluff rice gently with a fork. Serve on a severing platter. Garnish with fried onions and cashew nut.

Serve hot with raita and chicken curry.


Homecooked said...

A classic dish and my fav comfort food :) Looks yummy!

ann said...

Ha,one of my fav rice,but i make with slight difference.Would like to try your version pravs since you are perfect for my taste buds !!

Gulmohar said...

A simple and delicious dish. Great pics, as always :-)

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Pravs said...

Homecooked : Right, it's a classic dish.

Ann : That's quite a compliment. Thank you. I hope this recipe too is perfect to your taste :)

Gulmohar : Thanks :)

Subi said...

looks yummy. another one to my list of ur recipes that i have to try:-)