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Matar Pulao, Green Pea Pulao

Ashvini Singh
10 minutes
Prep Time
20 minutes
Cook Time
2 People
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ABOUT Matar Pulao, Green Pea Pulao RECIPE

Quick and easy but enchanting, the Matar Pulao is a timeless classic of Indian cuisine.  The rich taste of ghee and the mind-blowing aroma of whole spices makes this dish a really mouth-watering one, so good that you can just have it plain without any accompaniments.

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Easy
  • Others
  • North Indian
  • Pressure Cook
  • Healthy

Ingredients Serving: 2

  1. 3/4 cup fresh green peas
  2. 1 cup long grained rice (basmati)
  3. 3 tbsp ghee
  4. 2 cloves (laung / lavang)
  5. 1 small stick cinnamon (dalchini)
  6. 2 cardamoms
  7. 1 star anise (chakri phool)
  8. 1 cup thinly sliced onions
  9. Salt to taste


  1. Soak the rice in enough water in a deep bowl for 30 minutes, drain and keep aside.
  2. Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker, add the cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, star anise and onions and sauté on a medium flame for 8 minutes.
  3. Add the rice an sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the green peas and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
  5. Add salt and 1½ cups of hot water, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
  6. Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.

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Hema Mallik
Hema Mallik   Feb-21-2018

Deliciously amazing.

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