Recipe: How To Make Mouth-Watering Matar Pulao

Bhubaneswar: Matar Pulao or Peas Pulao is a delicious, aromatic dish which can be made in just 30 minutes. It is prepared using Basmati rice, whole spices, herbs, and green peas.

Peas pulao goes well with a Dahi Raita or veg curries like Veg Kurma, Paneer Butter Masala or Paneer Makhani.


  • 1 tbsp ghee/clarified butter
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds/jeera
  • 5 cloves / lavang
  • 1 bay leaf / tej patta
  • 1-star anise/chakra phool
  • Cinnamon stick / dalchini
  • 10 black pepper/kali mirch
  • 3 cardamom / elaichi
  • 1 medium-sized onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small green chili, slit lengthwise
  • 1 tsp ginger garlic paste
  • 1 cup peas / Matar, fresh / frozen
  • 1 cup basmati rice, soaked 30 minutes
  • 1.5 cups water
  • salt to taste

  • In a cooker, heat ghee and add cumin seeds.
  • Further add cloves, bay leaf, star anise, cinnamon, black pepper, and cardamom. Saute till they turn aromatic.
  • Saute onions till they turn translucent. Also, saute green chili and ginger-garlic paste.
  • After this, add green peas and saute well. You can use fresh peas or frozen peas.
  • Further, add basmati rice soaked for at least 30 minutes and saute gently.
  • Now add 1.5 cups of water. always add 1.5 cups of water to 1 cup of basmati rice.
  • Add salt to taste and mix well. Cook for 2 whistles on medium flame.
  • Serve Peas Pulao or Matar Pulao with raita or with paneer curries.

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