Gajar Matar (Carrot Peas) Pulav

gajar matar pulav
Simple aromatic Rice with carrots, peas and cashew nuts.

Basmati Rice - 3/4 cup
Green Peas - 1/2 cup
Carrots (chopped) - 1/2 cup
Cashews - 6
Bay Leaf - 1
Cinnamon/Dalchini - small piece
Cloves/Long - 5
Black Pepper Powder - 1/4 tsp
Biryani Masala - 1/8 tsp
Ghee/Clarified Butter - 1 tbsp

How to cook Gajar Matar Rice:
  • Soak rice in water for about 20 minutes. Wash rice well (about 4 times) till you get clear water. Drain the water and keep rice in a colander or strainer for about 15 minutes. 
  • Heat about 1 tbsp clarified butter in a pressure cooker. Add Bay leaf, cinnamon, cloves and black peppercorns. After few seconds add peas and diced carrots. Saute for about 5 minutes. Add rice, cashew pieces, biryani masala and fry for 2 more minutes.
  • Add about 1.5 cups water, little salt and mix well. Pressure cook to 1 whistle. Let the pressure in the cooker drop down naturally, (15 - 20 minutes) before opening the lid.
  • Mix the pulav gently and serve Carrot Peas Pulav with Dal Fry


  1. delicious rice...i can eat this all day without any side dish...great recipe

  2. Peas pulav looks so yummy, you have got a nice space here, happy to follow you:-)

  3. looks delicious ... love it :)

  4. peas pulao is very much tempting...just finished my dinner but still feeling like to eat it now
    :-)n very easy to make also ...thank q uma for the post

  5. pulav luks very coloufull with veggies,delicious...all time favourite.

  6. Colorful and healthy pulav. Click steals the show:):)

  7. Looks beautiful and delicious pulav..

  8. colorful n delicious looking pilaf..yummy!

  9. My all time fav. Pulao looks so khila- khila.

  10. Thanks Krishnaveni, Umm Mymoonah, Priya, Satya, Premalatha, Sushma, Ms.Chitchat, Priya, Suman, Kshipra, Aruna, for the lovely comments!

  11. Uma,

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    Pulav sounds yummy...make me hungry.

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  12. Hy Uma,
    New template looks rocking..!
    Pulav sounds very delicious and yummy.

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  13. Perfectly cooked pulav..too nice.

    Your template is also looking good.

  14. Hm,,,nice colourful pulao dear best easy rice recipe for parties n for frenz get-together..

  15. i just love pulao... :)
    this one looks nice :)

  16. Thanks Jay, Krishnaveni, Harman, Sridevi, Sathya, Abhi for the sweet words!


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