Peas Pulao (Matar Pulao)

Peas Pulao (Matar Pulao)

A very easy rice recipe and can be prepared in half an hour with little effort. You can serve this with your favourite gravy. With a few ingredients it gets prepared fast and tastes awesome. I have used basmati rice to prepare pulao, You can use normal rice too . Basmati rice contains carbohydrates, protein, less fat, fiber, vitamins and minerals. Compared with normal rice, basmati rice is low in calories. It has good aroma and great nutritional value. Here i have used pressure cooker to make this pulao.

I will be publishing a separate recipe on how to cook basmati rice in open pot, closed pot and pressure cooker soon.

  • 2 People
  • 5 Minutes
  • 25 Minutes


  • Basmati rice - 1 cup
  • Water - 1 ¼ th cup
  • Frozen green peas - ½ cup
  • Cloves - 5 to 6
  • Black pepper - 5 to 6
  • Salt - 1 tbsp
  • Ghee - ½ tbsp
  • Oil- ½ tbsp


  1. Wash and soak the rice for around 15 minutes.
  2. In a pressure cooker add oil and ghee and allow it to become hot.
  3. When oil and ghee is hot add cloves and black pepper and fry them ( i have only added cloves and black pepper as I don’t like too much of masala in my peas pulao, You can also add an inch of cinnamon and green cardamom).
  4. Then add frozen green peas and fry for 3 minutes ( i have used frozen green peas, fresh peas can also be used then you need to fry them around 5 to 7 minutes.
  5. Drain the water from rice completely using a strainer and add it to cooker (This is important as extra water in rice can make it mushy).
  6. Fry the rice for around 5 minutes or till the water in the rice grains are evaporated.
  7. Now add water and salt ( For a fluffy and non sticky pulao quantity of water is very important while preparing in cooker. For 1 measure of rice 1 ¼ th cup water has to be taken)
  8. Soon after water starts to boil close the cooker lid and let it cook for 2 whistles in high flame.
  9. Open the lid of cooker after the steam is released completely .
  10. Hot peas pulao is ready to be served with gravy of your choice.
  11. You can also add cashews it is optional.
  12. I will write a detailed text on why we need to soak rice , how to cook basmati rice in different methods very soon.

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