Monday, January 28, 2013

Peas Pulao Recipe - Matar Pulav Recipe - How to make peas pulao

Peas Pulao Recipe
Green Peas Pulao also known as Matar Pulav is a quick one pot meal that I am making often these days as mittu is fond of peas and hubby never complains. I always have ginger garlic paste in stock so making this pulao becomes very easy. It is best for packing for lunch or picnics too so lets get on to the making of peas pulav.Check out my peas biryani with coconut milk and corn peas pulao.
Matar Pulav

Peas Pulao Recipe - Ingredients

Preparation Time : 20 mins | Cooking Time : 15 mins | Serves : 2
Recipe Category: Main | Recipe Cuisine: North Indian

Basmati rice - 1 cup
Fresh peas - 1/2 cup
Ginger garlic paste - 1 tbsp
Onions - 1 chopped lengthwise
Green chillies - 2
Mint leaves - 1/8 cup(optional)
Water - 1 and 1/2 cups
Salt - to taste

To temper:

Oil - 1 tbsp
Ghee - 1 tbsp
Shahi Jeera - 1 tsp
Bay leaf - 1 small
Cinnamon - 1/2 inch piece
Cloves - 2
Star Anise -1 small


  1. In a pressure cooker : Heat oil, ghee in a pan. Add jeera,cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf and star anise. Fry for 2mins.Now add ginger garlic paste and onions and saute till golden brown.
    How to make peas pulao - Step1
  2. Then add mint leaves and green chillies saute till it shrinks. Then add peas and give a quick stir.Add required salt.
    How to make peas pulao - Step2
  3. Rinse rice well and presoak in water for 15-20mins. Drain water and add the rice, give a quick stir.
    How to make peas pulao - Step3
  4. Add water and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles. Once pressure releases , open and carefully mix the rice and fluff it up.
    How to make peas pulao - Step4
Serve hot with any gravy of your choice.
Peas Pulao Recipe

My Notes:

  • Adding mint leaves gives a nice flavour but its purely optional.
  • You can also add a pinch of garam masala powder for extra flavour.
  • Soaking rice helps in cooking faster.I always use 1:1.5 rice:water ratio for basmati rice. You can also use your measures.
Peas Pulao Recipe

Written by: SHARMILEE J


  1. lovely clicks as usual sharmi... simple recipe as well... :)

  2. sharmi try with coconut milk :)just awesome !

    Clicks are too good esp the last one !

  3. Superb healthy dish for a perfect day....

  4. Perfect...

  5. simple and tasty peas that i always prefer.... ur clicks are very impressive....

  6. simple and yummy pulav

  7. Simple yummy peas pulao.. loved it

  8. looks fabulous and super inviting.

  9. i too make it the same way...looks very inviting, lovely clicks as always!

  10. Excellent. What is the name of the pressure cooker that you are using? Looks good.


    1. It is prestige pressure cooker :)

    2. Thanks for the reply. Is it aluminium or stainless steel?

    3. Thanks for the reply. Keep rocking with new recipes.

  11. Looks and sounds simple and easy. Perfect for lunch

  12. yummy lunch box ideas...neat clicks..i'm a silent reader of your blog...and inspired, i have stared my own blog,please have a look...thanks

  13. I really liked the pictures at different stages of cooking!! Gonna try out this recipe today!!!

  14. hi sharmi..thanks for sharing all your recipies....i have learnt cooking from your recipies. I tried many recipies of yours.Everyday i cook something different and i want to thank you for all the pic and excellent i am going to try peas pulao. I said to myself that 1st i need to type this message and go ahead....its a kind of socila service....go ahead...good luck..kirth

  15. i tried this recipe ..its very nice and yummy too.. liked it :) mam, i gave first and second whistles in medium flame and waiting for third whistle in low flame...but the whistle is not coming. so i tap the cooker to give next whistle and 4th whistle in medium flame.. what is the problem mam ?? i added 2 cups water for one cup rice ... soaked nearly 40 minutes..

    1. There must be some problem with your cooker, check whether its closed correctly or the rubber gasket is correctly in position....

    2. Should this pulao need to be cooked in medium flame for 3-4 whistles or in high flame...please clarify...TIA

    3. Yes medium high but depends on your cooker adjust accordingly


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