Peas Pulao, also known as Matar Pulao, is a classic Indian rice dish that combines the natural sweetness of green peas with fragrant spices.


Peas pulao

  • Author: Rettaikili
  • Prep Time: 5minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes


  • Basmati rice
  • Fresh or frozen green peas
  • Ghee or oil
  • Cumin seeds
  • Aromatic spices (such as cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves)
  • Onion
  • Ginger and garlic
  • Green chilies (for a hint of heat, optional)
  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  • Water
  • Salt


  1. Wash and Soak Rice: Begin by washing and soaking the Basmati rice for about 30 minutes. This helps the rice grains cook evenly and stay fluffy.
  2. Sauté Aromatic Spices: In a heavy-bottomed pot, heat ghee or oil. Add cumin seeds and your choice of aromatic spices like cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves. Let them sizzle until fragrant.
  3. Sauté Onions: Add finely chopped onions and sauté until they turn translucent and slightly golden.
  4. Add Ginger, Garlic, and Green Chilies: Stir in minced ginger and garlic, and green chilies for a touch of heat. Sauté until the raw smell disappears.
  5. Add Peas: Gently fold in the green peas, allowing them to cook for a few minutes until they become tender.
  6. Drain and Add Rice: Drain the soaked rice and add it to the pot. Sauté the rice along with the other ingredients for a couple of minutes.
  7. Add Water and Salt: Pour in the appropriate amount of water and add salt to taste. Mix well.
  8. Cook the Pulao: Cover the pot and let the Peas Pulao simmer on low heat until the rice is cooked and all the water is absorbed. This usually takes about 15-20 minutes.
  9. Garnish and Serve: Once the rice is cooked, fluff it up with a fork, garnish with fresh cilantro leaves, and serve hot.


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