Matar Pulao
Made with:
green peas
green peas
25 mins
2-3 people
North Indian
250g Welga’s frozen peas
Calories :
  • 1.5 cups Basmati rice
  • 2.5 cups water
  • 1.5 cups Welga’s Frozen Peas
  • 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste / mince
  • 1-2 green chillies
  • ¼ cup mint / coriander leaves finely chopped
  • ½ cup sliced or chopped onion
  • 2 tbsp ghee or oil
  • Cashews to taste
  • ¾ tsp salt

Whole spices

  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 4-5 green cardamom
  • 4-5 cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 inch cinnamon piece
  • 1 star anise (optional)
  • 1-2 strands mace (optional)

How to make :
  1. Wash and soak rice for 30 mins (or in hot water for 15 mins). Discard the water and drain into a colander.
  2. Heat ghee / oil in a pot or cooker
  3. Sauté cashews if using. Transfer to a bowl once they turn golden and set aside for later to garnish.
  4. Add cumin, cardamom mace, cloves, cinnamon, bay leaf, star anise and sauté for a minute.
  5. Add onions and fry until golden. Keep stirring while frying. (Optional)
  6. Add ginger garlic paste / mince till the raw smell goes away. Sauté mint leaves for 2 mins.
  7. Add Welga’s Frozen Peas and rice. Sauté for 3-4 mins.
  8. Pour water and add salt to taste.
  9. Garnish with roasted cashews and serve hot with raita or gravy of your choice.

For pressure cooker

  • Cook for 1 whistle on medium high flame. Turn off and remove from the stove immediately.

For cooking in a Pot

  • Cook covered on a low heat until water is absorbed.