Matar Pulao/ Peas Pulao

Matar / Peas Pulao is a one pot rice dish made with matar ,rice along with some spices.It is a mildly flavored rice which can be served with curd, onion raita, pickle ,pappad etc.  You may also add in veggies like potato or carrot along with matar.

We also have a collection of  pulao recipes –

Matar Pulao :-


Preparation time : 10 minutes

Cook Time : 15 minutes

Ingredients :

  1. Basmati rice – 1 cup
  2. Peas / matar – 3/4 cup
  3. onion – 1 medium (sliced)
  4. cinnamon – 1 inch
  5. cumin seeds – 1/2 teaspoon
  6. cardomom – 2
  7. clove – 2
  8. bay leaf – 1
  9. ghee – 3 tablespoon
  10. salt

Method :

 Step 1 :  Wash the rice very well. Soak it for 30 minutes. Drain and keep aside.

 Step 2 : Heat ghee in a thick bottomed pan. Add all the whole spices and saute till aroma comes.  Then add sliced onion and saute till it turns golden / deep brown. (be careful not to burn the onions)

Step 3 : Add the peas / matar and saute again.

Step 4 : Now add the rice and stir gently for a minute. Add 2 cups of water (double the amount of rice) and salt.

Step 5 : Stir well. Cover and cook until all the water is dried up.

Switch off the flame. Give a gentle stir and serve it with curd or onion raita  or pickle and pappad.


you may also choose one of these as side dish for matar pulao –

Veg sides – 

Non-veg sides – 

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