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Matar Pulao | Peas Pilaf

Matar Pulao | Peas Pilaf

Pulao is one such dish that can make any occasion grand or just keep it simple, perfect for a party, simple get-together, for a lazy weekend lunch or for lunch box and the fact that it's a one pot meal only makes it more appealing, don't you think so?

Matar Pulao or Peas Pulao and Jeera Rice are the rice recipe that I do the most as these are most simple, delicious, fast and goes well with chole, any curry or even a simple raitha, making our life less complicated.   And then like most of the recipes there are plenty of ways of making this peas pulao too, you can add the below spices or skip anything if you don't like.  Some people like to add fried cashews but then I prefer to keep it simple and original.   I normally do it in pressure or rice cooker rather than using cooked rice and frying it afterwards ofcourse it has it's own taste, no denial in that but then for me it's one pot meal. 



Serves - 2
Ingredients:

Basmati/Long Grained Rice - 1 Cup
Matar/Green Peas - 1/2 Cup
Ghee/Oil - 1 tbsp
Shahjeera/Caraway Seeds - 1/2 tsp [or cumin seeds]
Bay Leaf - 1
Cinnamon - 1" pieces
Green Cardamom - 2
Cloves - 2
Star Anise -1
Onion - 1 medium
Water - 2 Cups
Salt - to taste
Cilantro Chopped - 2 tbsp [optional]
Green Grape - 8-10 [optional]


Method:

1. Wash and soak rice for 15-20 minutes.  Meanwhile Shell peas if using fresh or thaw it if using frozen, slice peeled onion and keep aside.
~ If you soak basmati rice for longer time it tends to break.

2. In a pan or wok heat ghee/oil, add bay leaf, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, star anise and shahjeera saute for 30 seconds.

3. Add sliced onion and saute until transparent, don't let it change colour otherwise pulao colour will change.


4. Add peas and saute for 2 minutes, now add rice mix gently and  saute for a minute.


5. Add salt, water and stir gently.  You can transfer everything to a rice cooker and let it cook like I did.
~ If you going to use pan then let water come to boil, reduced heat, close pan with lid and cook until water absorbed or rice is cooked, stir gently in intervals.


You can also add some green grapes (if too big halve it), but the grapes should not be sour or too sweet.  Long back when I was kid I saw grapes in matar pulao in one birthday party, it was tasty, different and thus stuck in my mind until now and I try to add grape some times.

And this easy pulao goes  to Lubna's Joy from fasting to feasting IV.


Have a nice day ~~

52 comments:

  1. SImple and flavorful rice. I make it for our lunch box often

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  2. Slurp.. drooling here.. Pulav came very well.. Love the grainy texture in it..

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  3. Perfect Pulao Priti.. One of my most fav one pot meal just lying there ..:0)

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  4. The Pulao looks amazing Priti. Loved the step by step instructions :)

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  5. Peas pulao looks so inviting. Lovely presentation..

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  6. I always thought, they added normal jeera. Next time I will use shahjeera. The last pic looks yummy with all grapes etc

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  7. perfect long grain of rice is tempting

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  8. i love the electric cooker made pulao they come out perfectly..

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  9. Wat a wonderful looking pulao, can see each and every grain,prefectly done Priti.

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  10. Peas pulao always comes handy on lazy days .. This one is very yummy Priti .. The grains are nice and well separated

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  11. This is always will be ther in my home party menus...simply love this and u have done it perfectly...

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  12. simple n easy to make...i used to do often...pulao looks yummy n nice presentation!

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  13. quintessential indian. fragrant is then word for it:)

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  14. super when that green graps toped upon it

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  15. yummy peas pulao :) looks delicious and tempting :)
    ARS Event-E for Egg Recipes

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  16. Pulav is too tempting and pics are awesome.

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  17. This is my life savior pulav...I make it often when pressed for time..Love to eat it wid any spicy curry or simple raita too..:)
    Looks nice n lovely texture for d pulav

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  18. That was a nice presentation priti. Love it absolutely.

    Cheers,
    Uma

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  19. A simple & delicious pulao!!! Apt when we have unexpected guests or for a lazy sunday lunch!!
    Prathima Rao
    Prats Corner

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  20. Real beautiful presentation with grapes... addition of star anise would give a unique aroma to the dish.. loving it...
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  21. this is definitely one of my to go recipes...so damn easy and absolutely tasty

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  22. The Pulao looks amazing Priti. Loved the step by step instructions :)

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  23. simple and wonderful puloa, i love to have this with simple dal.Adding shahjeera sounds new to me .

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  24. Love this ~ easy n always delicious!
    USMasala

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  25. Love this dish Priti. I know hubby will die for it :)

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  26. wow, the rice is so nicely fluffed and a great presentation :)

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  27. Love this pulao...quick to make and delicious...

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  28. Simply fantastic and yummy!


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  29. Beautiful presentation,looks so inviting

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  30. looks super delicious Priti...

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  31. Flavorful rice which goes well with all gravies...YUMM prits...

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  32. loved the green grapes in pulao

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  33. Pulav looks fantastic...love the last picture with all those green grapes

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  34. I too prefer to make my rice items in the pressure cooker...peas pulao looks very tempting

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  35. Wow,what a wonderful pulav,each grain cooked soo perfect...looks so rich n tempting...this is one of my favorite pulav!

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  36. Makes me want to reach out right away and now...
    Yummmm!

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  37. wowww... simple but elegant :)
    i love peas pulao

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  38. Peas pulao looks very nice and sounds delicious.

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  39. Lovely and tasty looking pulao. I love the addition of grapes to it. I have sometimes added boiled kidney beans to it.

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  40. Pulav looks too good! Perfectly made!

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  41. This looks really simple! I'd love to try this :)
    Tes
    http://tesathome.com

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  42. Wow.. simple and so yummy :D I love matar :D

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  43. Addition of grapes is interesting! Peas pulao with tiny balls of grapes bursting in the mouth will be absolutely yummy! :)

    Clear stepwise illustrations!

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  44. So easy and inviting.I love pulao.Great pics.

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