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Green Peas Pulao or Mattar Pulao

Green peas pulao with step by step photos

Green peas pulao or matar pulao is a popular winter recipe from North India. Whole spices, herbs and of course green peas make this North Indian main course delectable. Let us learn today, the preparation of green peas pulao.

    About matar pulao

    This green peas pulao is a simple and easy one pot dish which uses basmati rice and green peas as the main ingredients. This dish made aromatic with whole spices and herbs. Unlike other recipes, here rice is cooked in coconut milk. If you don't have coconut milk, you can use normal water. But do not forget to try coconut milk. It is awesome. A very easy and also an ideal lunch box recipe. pulao is a  quick and easy recipe for lunch. You can serve it with raita and pickle.

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    Aromatic Indian rice with green peas and herbs

    Preparation time: 30 minutes / Cooking time: 20 minutes / Total time 40 minutes


    • 1 cup basmati rice
    • 3/4 cup green peas
    •  1 medium onion, chopped lengthwise
    • 1.5 cup coconut milk
    • 1" piece ginger
    • 5 to 6 garlic cloves
    • 2 green chilies
    • 1" piece cinnamon
    • 3 to 4 green cardamom
    • 3 to 4 cloves
    • 1 mace
    • 1 medium bay leaf
    • 2 tablespoon oil
    • Salt to taste

    How to make matar pulao  with step by step photos

    1.  Rinse the rice under running water for three to four times until water runs clear. Then soak the rice in water for about 20 to 30 minutes.  After soaking time, drain excess water and keep aside.
    2. Crush, ginger, garlic, and green chilies and keep aside.
    3. Heat oil in a pressure cooker on medium heat. Once hot, add whole spices (like cinnamon, green cardamom, clove, peppercorns, mace and bay leaf.) and saute for a minute until you get a nice aroma of spices.
    4. Then add ginger, garlic and green chilly paste. Saute for one minute until it leaves its raw smell.
    5. Add sliced onions and saute till transparent.

    6. Add green peas (fresh or frozen) and saute for a minute.
    7. Add soaked, drained rice and saute till it splutters.
    8.  Add enough salt and coconut milk (You can also use normal water) and pressure cook on low flame till first whistle.
    9. Once cooked, separate rice gently with a fork so that the rice grains do not break. Garnish with chopped coriander /cilantro leaves.


    1. For pressure cooking, the rice, water ratio should be 1:1.5. If you are using stove method, take 2 cups of water for 1 cup of rice. However, different brands of basmati rice require different amount of water.
    2. You can use normal water instead of coconut milk. But remember, coconut milk increases its taste.

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