Recipe – Matar Pulao / Green Peas with Rice


Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 20 Minutes

Serves: 2


  • Rice: ¾ cup
  • Water: 2 Cup
  • Ghee or Oil: 1 Tablespoon
  • Peas: ¾ Cup
  • Ginger, green chili: Finely chopped, crushed or paste, 1 tablespoon
  • Cumin Seeds: 1 Teaspoon
  • Bay Leaf: 1
  • Clove: 2
  • Cinnamon stick: 1 small piece, ¼ inch
  • Cardamom (Elaichi): 2
  • Cashew or Peanuts: 10-12
  • Salt: 1 Tablespoon or to taste
  • Cumin Powder (Jeera): ½ Teaspoon
  • Fresh Coriander Leaves: Chopped, 1 Tablespoon


  • Wash rice 2-3 times and soak it in water for 10 minutes.
  • Heat Oil/ghee in a cooker.
  • Add Cashew, sauté it till it turns golden brown. Take it out and keep aside.
  • In the oil, add cumin seeds, bay leaf, clove, cardamom, cinnamon stick and sauté for 30 seconds.
  • Add ginger and green chili. Sauté again.
  • Wash the green peas, drain and add in the cooker. Stir for 1 minute.
  • Drain the soaked rice and add it in the Cooker. Stir for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add salt, cumin powder, water and let it boil.
  • Cover the cooker. Wait for 1 whistle in medium flame.
  • Let it cool completely. Add fresh coriander leaves and fried cashews.

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