Green Peas Pulav / Matar Pulao 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.
Peas Pulao Recipe - IngredientsServes: 2Cooking Time: 20 mins
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
4.Add water and pressure cook for 3-4 whistles. Once pressure releases , open and carefully mix the rice and fluff it up.Serve hot with any gravy of your choice.
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.2.Then add mint leaves and green chillies saute till it shrinks. Then add peas and give a quick stir.Add required salt.3.Rinse rice well and presoak in water for 15-20mins. Drain water and add the rice, give a quick stir.
- 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.