Matar Pulao

Peas Pulao

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This peas pulao or matar pulao recipe is one of the easiest rice recipes to make. Serve it with some spicy or creamy curry to make it a meal.

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Total Time

1 hour 10 min

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4 people

– Basmati rice – Ghee/butter – Peas Frozen or fresh – Saunf/fennel seeds – Cumin seeds – Cinnamon – Bay leaf – Anise Optional – Raisin – as needed Salt

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Steps 1-2

– Wash and soak rice. Drain well and keep aside. – In a pan, heat the ghee/butter and add all the spices. Sauté for about a minute until a nice aroma comes and then add the raisins. Fry.

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Steps 3-4

–Add the peas to the pan and mix well. Saute. – Now add the drained rice and fry for about 5 mins on medium flame. Do not mix too hard.

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Steps 5-6

– Now add the water required to cook the rice. Also, add the salt and mix well. – Cook on medium heat. Reduce the heat to simmer and cook covered. At this stage, you could also transfer it to a rice cooker to cook.

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Step 7

– Once the water is all absorbed and the rice is cooked, do not stir the rice too much. Fluff it with a fork and serve with Raita or any side dish.

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Serve it with some spicy or creamy curry to make it a meal.

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