Matar Pulav (Green Peas Rice)

Matar or Green Peas Pulav
A simple, less spicy Green Peas Pulav/Pilaf.

Basmati Rice - 1 cup
Green Peas/Matar - 1 cup
Black Peppercorns/Miri - 10
Cinnamon/Dalchini - 1 inch piece
Green Cardamom/Elaichi - 2 pods
Cloves/Lavang - 5
Bay Leaf/Tamalpatra/Tejpata - 1
Cashews/Kaju - 8
Oil or Butter

How to cook simple Matar Pulav:
  • Wash rice 3 - 4 times with water. Keep washed rice in a colander (or any vessel with holes) to drain water, about 15 minutes.
  • Heat 1 - 2 tbsp butter or oil in a pressure cooker. Add peppercorns, bay leaf, cloves, cardamom pods, cashews and cinnamon. Sauté for a minute.
  • Add washed rice and green peas. At this point, you can add 1/4 tsp biryani masala or pulav masala as well. Sauté for 2 - 3 min and then add 2 cups water. Add about 1/2 tsp salt, mix well. Pressure cook till one whistle blows.
  • Let the pressure go down naturally, 15 - 20 minutes. Mix gently and serve Peas Pulav with Dal Fry.
matar pulav or pilaf