How to make Matar Pulao- Hare Matar ka Pulav- Quick and easy Peas Pulao
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Indian
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Serves: 3-4
  • 1 Cup=200 grams Basmati Rice (Wash and soak in water for 30 mins)
  • ½ Cup=100 grams Fresh Green Peas
  • 2 Medium sized =100 grams Onions (sliced lengthwise)
  • ¼th Cup Fresh Coriander Leaves
  • Salt
  • 2 Bay leaf
  • 4 Cloves
  • 1 inch Cinnamon Stick
  • 2 Black Cardamom
  • ½ tsp Cumin Seeds
  • Cooking Oil
  • 1 tbsp Clarified Butter
  1. Heat 4-5 tbsp Oil in a pan. Add Sliced Onions and fry until Onions turn brown in color. After frying for 12-13 mins on low heat, Onions become brown. Remove from the pan.
  2. In the same pan, add 1 tbsp Ghee. Add Cumin Seeds, Cinnamon Stick, Cloves, Bay Leaf and Black Cardamom. Always remember to crush Black Cardamom, before adding to the pan. This saves you from accidental popping of black cardamom out from the pan.
  3. Add Green Peas, Fresh Coriander Leaves and fry for couple of mins.
  4. Now add Soaked Rice (drain water out from soaked rice) and gently mix. Ensure that grains do not break
  5. Add remaining Coriander leaves, Onions (Half quantity). Add Salt to taste and mix well.
  6. Add 2 Cups of Water and allow it to simmer on medium heat.
  7. Reduce the heat and cook covered for 7-8 mins on low heat (Coriander leaves and Onions have made the Pulao highly aromatic)
  8. Take off the Pulao from the heat and keep it covered until serving.
  9. Matar Ka Pulao is ready to be served. Garnish with some fried Onions and relish with Vegetable Raita. Enjoy Matar ka Pulao during these winters.
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