Peas Pilau(Pulao)

  • on June 13, 2022
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Peas Pulao is a classic Indian rice pilaf made with basmati rice, whole spices, herbs and of course green peas as they are the star of this dish. ‘Matar’ is the Hindi word for ‘green peas’ and pulao is a word for pilaf. So this is more commonly known as matar pulao. This easy peas pulao is a vegan and gluten-free dish that’s great to enjoy as a light meal or hearty side.

Matar pulao features rice and tasty peas with onions and aromatic spices and can be prepared entirely in a pressure cooker or in a pan on a stovetop.

Peas Pilau(Pulao)

Sukaina Nasser Mamado
Matar pulao features rice and tasty peas with onions and aromatic spices and can be prepared entirely in a pressure cooker or in a pan on a stovetop.
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Rice Dishes
Cuisine Indian
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups rice,washed and soaked for 1/2 hours
  • 1,1/2 cup peas
  • 2 large onions
  • 3 fresh tomatoes,chopped
  • 3 potatoes,peeled and cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic paste
  • 1 teaspoon coriander/cumin powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 sticks of cinnamon
  • 5 black peppercorns
  • 2 cloves
  • 2 pods of cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 4 green chillies,slit
  • 1/2 cup oil
  • 1,1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 5,1/4 cups water

Instructions
 

  • Fry onions in oil until very light brown
  • Mix cinnamon, Cardamom, cloves, peppercorn, cumin seeds and garlic with 1/4 cup of water and pour into the above saucepan; cover for a few seconds.
  • Remove the lid and add tomatoes, chilli., powdered spices and 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Cook until sauce is blended and then add peas and potatoes; cook for 5 minutes an low heat
  • When vegetables are half cooked add 5 cups of water and the remaining salt
  • Bring to boil and add the drained rice
  • Increase heat and allow to boil for few minutes
  • Lower heat and simmer until rice is cooked and water is absorbed
Keyword pulao, rice

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