Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Peas Pulav/ Matar Pulav (Rice cooked with Green Peas and Spices)

This is a simple tasty pulav ( variety rice) prepared using green peas. Preparation looks very simple but it turns out yummy yummy.During winters , in most of the regions of India we get lots of fresh green peas.If you believe in seasonal food, I  recommend you to try this recipe. 
 This pulav is very mild, so its good for kids too. You can serve this along with any raita of your choice, pickle and pappadam. You can also serve it along with any gravy.This can be prepared for your parties too.

here we go with the recipe.

recipe source: Sharmis Passions ( I have altered the recipe little bit by omitting few ingredients)

1 cup - Basmati rice
1/2 cup - Fresh peas
1 tsp - Ginger garlic paste ( or crushed ginger and garlic)
1 medium size Onion, chopped lengthwise
2- Green chilies 
1/8 cup - Mint leaves 
1 and 1/2 cups Water 
Salt to taste

For Seasoning:
1 tbsp Oil
1 tbsp Ghee
1 small Bay leaf 
1/2 inch piece Cinnamon 
2 cloves 


How To Prepare ?

  • Wash the rice and soak for 15 minutes. Be ready with all other ingredients before we start. 
  • Heat oil and ghee in a pressure cooker. Add cloves, cinnamon and bay leaf. Fry for 2mins.Now add ginger garlic paste /crushed ginger garlic and onions and saute till golden brown.

  • Now add mint leaves and green chilies saute for a minute or so. Time to add in the peas followed by a quick stir.Add required salt too at this stage.Drain water and add the rice, give a quick stir.
  • Add water and pressure cook for 3 whistles in a high flame. Simmer it and  switch off the flame after 3-4 minutes.Once pressure releases, open and gently mix the rice.

  • Serve hot with any raita of your choice, pickle and pappadam.


  • I use "BEST" brand basmati rice and I use one and half cup water for one cup of rice in this recipe.Adjust the water as per your type/brand of basmati rice.
  • You can add 2 tsp of ginger garlic paste if you like. I usually use very less amount of garlic in my preparation.
Thanks so much for going through my recipe.Kindly get back to me with your comments .Please do share it with your friends and family if you like the recipe :-)

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