Malai matar pulao | How to make Malai matar pulao

By Swathi Joshnaa Sathish  |  21st Mar 2018  |  
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Malai matar pulaoby Swathi Joshnaa Sathish
  • Prep Time

    40

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  • Cook Time

    30

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  • Serves

    4

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About Malai matar pulao Recipe

Malai matar pulao is a scrumptious dish cooked in few simpler steps . This mild version is loved by children . I always wanted to try malai matar pulao whenever I come across malai matar gravy . Tats how I tried this and voila ! It’s a success.

Malai matar pulao

Ingredients to make Malai matar pulao

  • basmati rice 3 cups
  • Boiled peas 200 grams
  • Onion big 2 +cashews 15 boiled in a cup of water . cooled and purées to a smooth paste
  • ginger garlic paste 1 tablespoon
  • salt 2 tablespoons
  • ghee 3 tablespoons
  • bay leaves 3
  • cinnamon stick long 2
  • cardamom pods 4
  • Dried hibiscus 2 crushed
  • cumin seeds 1/2 teaspoon
  • cloves 4
  • star anise 3
  • green chillies slit 4
  • water for cooking 2.5 cups ( adjust as per rice )
  • Fresh cream 120 millilitre
  • Fresh cilantros a bunch chopped

How to make Malai matar pulao

  1. Heat 3 tbsps ghee in a cooking pot .
  2. Add the whole spices . Cinnamon , bay leaves 3, cardamom 4. Star anise 3, cloves 4, dried hibiscus 2 crushed.
  3. Add green chillies and fry for 3 seconds .
  4. Add ginger garlic paste and fry for 2 seconds .
  5. Pour the onion cashew paste , sauté and cook for 5 mins till the gravy thickens . Add salt .
  6. Add the boiled peas and mix .
  7. Add the drained rice and sauté for 2 minutes . Add water 2.5 cups . ( Rice : water 1:1) . Add cream
  8. Water is adjusted as we use cream and onion cashew purée . Use according to the basmati rice .
  9. Add the freshly chopped cilantros . Close the cover of the cooking pot .Set to cook.
  10. Malai matar pulao is ready . I used rice cooker . Adjust the water as per your cooker and rice .
  11. Fluffy malai matar pulao could be served with some spicy accompaniment . Enjoy !

My Tip:

Add malai just before closing the lid of the cooker . Measure water as per your rice. Too much liquid would result in a mushy pulao .

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