How to make Green Peas/Matar Pulao?

Green Peas/Matar Pulao |How to make?

Green Peas/Matar Pulao : Looking for a vegan and gluten free option? Check out this quick and easy Green Peas/Matar Pulao. Made with Basmati rice and whole spices, this delicious rice preparation can be paired with plain yogurt, dhal or any spicy veggie or meat or sea food. Perfect for a light dinner or lunch menu during winter months, and is packed with health benefits.

How to make Green Peas/Matar Pulao?
How to make Green Peas/Matar Pulao?

Green Peas /Matar Pulao- A Simple One Pot wonder

There are days when you ache for a change in the way you prepare rice, you want it to look festive, yet don’t want an elaborate preparation, what do you do on days like that ? Here is a simple, one pot delicious vegan recipe that can be prepared in minutes.Here is my recipe for the Green Peas/Matar Pulao, on days you want an easy fix yet something delicious for a meal.

What are the benefits of eating Green Peas?

Green peas have higher levels of protein. In addition, peas are a good source of dietary fiber, Vitamin A, iron, folate, thiamin, Vitamin C and manganese. They also have a high level of Vitamin K. One of the health benefits of green peas is blood sugar control.

What can you pair Green Peas/Matar Pulao with?

The plan was already on to cook some spicy mussel meat fry for the afternoon, in a split second the menu formed itself , what could go with the spicy mussels, something gentler and subtle in taste, yet comforting and nourishing. The green peas pulao also goes very well with a spicy gravy like stuffed eggplant curry/gravy.

This Matar Pulao took over. It took hardly 20 minutes from start to finish, nothing like  putting your legs up and enjoying a delicious meal in front of the TV on a weekend, comforting easy and filling.

How to make Green Peas/Matar Pulao?

Green Peas/Matar Pulao |How to make?

Green Peas/Matar Pulao |How to make?

Recipe by Maya Shetty
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  • 2 cups Basmati Rice

  • 4 cups Water

  • 1 cup Green peas heaped

  • 1 tbsp Ginger Garlic Paste

  • 3 -4 Green chilies slit lengthwise

  • A handful Mint Leaves

  • 1 Onion Large- sliced fine

  • 2 tbsp Ghee

  • Salt to taste

  • A few Cashews to garnish (optional)

  • Spices
  • 1 tsp Jeera/Cumin seeds

  • Green Cardamom

  • 3 -4 Cloves

  • 1 ‘ Cinnamon

  • A few strands Mace

  • Nutmeg

  • 1 Star Anise optional

  • 1 Stone flower optional

  • 1 BayLeaf


  • Wash and soak rice for at least 30 mins in warm to hot water. Drain & set aside..
  • Slice the onions, mint leaves and green chilies. Set aside.
  • Warm ghee/oil in a heavy bottomed vessel and saute the cashews until they turn golden, followed by the spices.Now to this, add the onions and saute until golden
  • Then add the ginger garlic paste and stir until the raw smell disappears.
  • Now add the mint leaves & stir for a few minutes.
  • To this add the washed green peas and the drained rice. Gently stir it together taking care not to break the rice grains, after the rice is fried a bit add in the water along with salt to taste.
  • If cooking in a pressure cooker wait for 2 whistles before switching the flame off, if on an open vessel cook until water is almost absorbed by the rice & remove from flame. Both needs to be on medium flame setting.
  • Fluff up with a fork once done. Allow to rest for sometime.
  • Garnish Green Peas pulao with cashew nuts. Serve with raita or a spicy mussel meat stir fry like I did. It will be a hit combo to try !

Nutrition Facts

  • Amount Per ServingCalories10808
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 78g 120%
    • Saturated Fat 32g 160%
  • Cholesterol 77mg 26%
  • Sodium 901mg 38%
  • Potassium 16613mg 475%
  • Total Carbohydrate 3268g 1090%
    • Dietary Fiber 1950g 7800%
    • Sugars 97g
  • Protein 181g 362%

  • Vitamin A 237%
  • Vitamin C 268%
  • Calcium 3663%
  • Iron 1711%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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  1. My favourite recipe….will try it 🙂