Peas Pulao – Matar Pulao

March 14, 2016 Biryani/PulaoGreen PeasRice Varieties  9 comments

Peas Pulao is a mild and easy one pot meal. It is a flavourful pulao variety made with sweet and succulent peas. Goes well with any gravy or a even a simple raita and pickle. It is a perfect lunch box recipe or even for picnics. I recently made this for a get together at home. With simple ingredients, this Peas Pulao can be made in a jiffy.

Now to the recipe…



[Preparation Time-10 mins : Cooking Time- 25 mins]

Ingredients :

  • Basmati Rice – 1 cup
  • Water – 1 and 1/2 cups
  • Peas – 3/4 th cup (fresh or frozen)
  • Onion – 2
  • Oil – 3 tbsp
  • Salt – as needed
  • Jeera/Cumin seeds – 1 tsp
  • Clove – 3
  • Bay leaf – 1

To grind into a paste:

  • Coriander leaves – handful
  • Green Chillies – 2
  • Ginger – 1 inch pc
  • Garlic – 4 cloves





  • Heat a pressure cooker with oil and temper with jeera, cloves and bay leaf. Add sliced onions and saute until it turns brown.

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  • Add peas to the browned onions and saute. Take all the ingredients mentioned under “to grind into a paste” and grind into a smooth paste. Add this paste and saute until the raw smell goes off.

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  • Add the washed rice, required salt and water. Pressure cook for 1 whistle and simmer for 5-7 mins. Switch off the flame. Once the pressure releases, fluff it up with a fork and serve.

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Thats it!! Peas Pulao is ready!!

Serve hot with raita or any gravy!





  1. U can use frozen or fresh peas. I have used frozen peas. Make sure to use good quality peas.
  2. The ratio between rice and water is 1:1.5 cups. Do not add more water. Else the Peas Pulao will turn mushy.
  3. Grinding corainder leaves along with green chillies, ginger and garlic gives a very nice aroma and flavour to the Peas Pulao.



9 comments to Peas Pulao – Matar Pulao

  • veena  says:

    Simple and tasty pulav!

  • kushi  says:

    This looks so perfect, delicious and flavorful!

  • Sowmya  says:

    Please pass on a serving to me Sundari,

  • swathi  says:

    Delicious Peas pulao I love to try it.

  • Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen  says:

    This is one of the most easy, comfy yet delicious dishes. I can have this anytime.

  • Jeena  says:

    Wow, I just love this…Such a wonderful rice preparation…

  • Anupama  says:

    So delicious. One of our favorites. Every time I come across any of your posts, I feel I could eat it right away looking at the perfectly cooked, neatly presented and clicked dishes. You are an expert. Trust me I don’t feel that way about many such dishes from anyone 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  • Priya  says:

    This is comfy recipe I must say.. Very handy recipe with yummy twist…

  • Nalini somayaji  says:

    Perfect one pot meal…simple and superb…

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