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Matar Pulao Recipe with  step by step pictures 

What is Matar Pulao?

Matar pulao is flavoursome rice preparation with lots of green peas. It has the flavours of whole spices, the heat of green chillies, ginger and garlic and fresh flavour of peas. Matar pulao can be served with simple green chutney or any raita of your choice, for a nice lunch, on a sunny day (in the balcony). Matar pulao recipe deserves a try because it is a

  • Popular Pulao recipe
  • Healthy Pulao recipe

Let’s talk about the Ingredients for Matar Pulao

Matar pulao recipe is a

  • Recipe using peas: I have used fresh peas. I have never tried peas pulao with frozen peas, so I am not sure how it would taste.
  • Other ingredients: This particular recipe is for a spicy and flavoured pulao. I have used whole spices and ginger, garlic and green chillies to flavour the pulao.matar pulao

Ingredients for Matar Pulao

For Paste

  • 1-inch ginger
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 green chili

For Matar Pulao

  • 2 tbsp clarified butter / ghee
  • 1-inch cinnamon stick (dalchini)
  • 2 cloves (laung)
  • 1 bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 1 star anise (chakra phool)
  • 6 black peppercorns (sabut kali mirch)
  • 2 medium onion, sliced
  • salt to taste
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1/2 tsp red chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala powder
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup rice

How to make Matar Pulao


  1. Heat  2 tbsp ghee in a heavy vesselMatar Pulao
  2. Add 1-inch cinnamon stick, 1 bay leaf, 1 star anise, 2 cloves and 6 black peppercornsMatar Pulao
  3. Cook till aromaticMatar Pulao
  4. Add 2 medium sized sliced onions Matar Pulao
  5. Cook till golden brownMatar Pulao
  6. Add prepared paste of 1 green chili, 6 garlic cloves and 1 inch gingerMatar Pulao
  7. Stir and cook for 1 minuteMatar Pulao
  8. Add 1 cup peasMatar Pulao
  9. Cook for 3-4 minutesMatar Pulao
  10. Add 2 cups waterMatar Pulao
  11. Cook on high flame till water starts boilingMatar Pulao
  12. Add salt to tasteMatar Pulao
  13. Add 1 cup rice, 1/2 tsp red chili, 1/4 tsp turmeric powder, 1/2 tsp garam masalaMatar Pulao
  14. Cover and cook on low flame till water is almost absorbed by riceMatar Pulao
  15. Now cover with lid and put anything heavy weight on the lidMatar Pulao
  16. Check after 4-5 minutes. The water is over and rice is almost cookedMatar Pulao
  17. Place a heavy pan or skillet under the vessel. And let it cook for 2 minutesMatar Pulao
  18. Switch off the gas. Leave the pulao covered for another 5-7 minutes. Thereafter fluff with a forkMatar Pulao
  19. Bon Appetit enjoy Peas Pulao with Onion Raitamatar pulao


  • You can add potato
  • You can add whole red chillies


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