Matar Pulao or Peas Pulao is a quick, filling, one pot, flavorful meal that is nutritious as well as takes care of your carb cravings.

Matar Pulao Recipe

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 23 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 292 kcal
Author: Neha Mathur

Matar Pulao or Peas Pulao is a quick, filling, one pot, flavorful meal that is nutritious as well as takes care of your carb cravings.

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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Ghee
  • 1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • 3-4 Cloves
  • 2 Black Cardamom
  • 5-6 Black Peppercorns
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 2 cups Long Grain Basmati Rice
  • 2-3 drops Lemon Juice
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Peas Boiled until soft

Instructions

  1. Wash the rice and soak in 3-4 cups of water.

  2. Heat ghee in a pan.

  3. Add cumin seeds and fry for a few seconds.

  4. Slightly crush cloves, black cardamom and black peppercorns and add them in the ghee.

  5. Add bay leaf.

  6. Drain the rice.

  7. Add soaked rice along with lemon juice, salt, peas and 4 cups of water in the pan.

  8. Cover the pan and cook the pulao on low heat till rice is done.

  9. Remove the pan from heat and let the pulao rest for 5 minutes.

  10. Fluff the rice with a fork.

  11. Serve hot with Raita or Curry.

Recipe Notes

Use long grain basmati rice to make matar Pulao. The grains are long and very fragrant giving this peas pulao a lovely aroma and texture.

If the rice is old, it's best for making pulao. So choose rice that is atleast 2 years old.

You can use fresh or frozen peas to make peas pulao. If using fresh peas, cook them until they are softened before adding them in the rice.

You can add some garam masala powder and fried onion to your pulao to give it a slightly different taste.

Adding some sliced onion in the ghee and frying until they turn golden brown and then adding rice in the pan also lends a very nice taste to the pulao.

Adding a few lemon drops while cooking the rice makes it fluffy and whiter. So do add a few drops while cooking it.

Nutrition Facts
Matar Pulao Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 292 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 781mg34%
Potassium 143mg4%
Carbohydrates 54g18%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 185IU4%
Vitamin C 10mg12%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.