Peas Pulao | Matar Pulao


There are coincidences and then there are mother of coincidences! This was one such instance. During the weekend, I was talking to my wife that I wanted to give Matar Pulao a shot and guess what happened! I got an e-mail alert from a blog I follow and the lady had posted a Matar Pulao recipe! Absolutely unbelievable!

I just could not wait any further and went to the kitchen straightaway to start the preparations.

Ms. Jyothi Rajesh runs a brilliant recipe blog named Curry Trail which I follow religiously and have tried couple of her recipes in the past too. Her photography is par excellence which makes her posts absolutely drool-worthy apart from the fact that her recipes are always easy to follow and never too complicated!


1 cup basmati rice

½ cup fresh peas

1 onion, sliced thin

1 teaspoon cumin seeds

1 teaspoon black pepper corns

2 cloves

2 cardamoms

1 bay leaf

1 teaspoon red chilli powder

1 teaspoon oil

2 teaspoon ghee

Salt as per taste

1.5 litres Water


1.Wash the rice properly, soak in water for 30 minutes, drain and keep aside.

2.Bring 1.5 litres of water to boil. Add 1 teaspoon of oil and 1 teaspoon of salt to the boiling water. Now add the soaked basmati rice to boiling water and until it’s almost done. Drain it from boiling water immediately in a colander, rinse it under cold tap water once to stop the rice from cooking further. Spread it on large plate to cool.

3. Heat ghee in a wide pan. Add cloves, cardamom and bay leaf. Saute for about 5 seconds. Next add cumin seeds, pepper corns, red chilli powder and mix. Then add thin slices of onions and salt, Bhunno till onions turns nice golden brown.

4. Add fresh peas, cover and cook for about 5 minutes.

5. Finally add the cooked basmati rice and toss it gently. Simmer and let it cook for 3 to 4 minutes.

6. Garnish with some fried onions/Birista and serve it with any curry or raita of your choice.

7. Thanks Ms. Jyothi Rajesh & Curry Trail first and me later.


So till the time we meet again…

Cheers to life…

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