Sanoli's Kitchen: PEAS PULAV (MATAR PULAO)

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


A very traditional, popular and quick rice dish is Peas Pulav. This tasty, delightful, little spicy one pot meal goes well for lunch box or picnic which can be made within 20 minutes. You may have it in any lazy day or when you think for Basmati rice, it is a great delicious option for that. Can be served with any tomato based gravy or raita or simply with curd.......its always superb!


2 Cups Basmati Rice
1 Cup Green Peas
2 Bay Leaves
1/2 tsp Caraway Seeds
1/2 tsp Cumin Seeds
1/2 tsp Turmeric Powder
2 tbsp Coriander Powder
1 tsp Garam Masala Powder
2 Onions, Cut into thin slices
6-8 Green Chillies (according to taste)
2" Ginger
2 tbsp Oil
1 tbsp Clarified Butter (ghee)
Salt to taste


Wash rice nicely. Soak it in water for 30 minutes. Drain water completely and set it aside.
Dry grind green chillies and ginger in mortar and pestle.
Heat oil in a large pan. Add bay leaves, cumin seeds, caraway seeds in it. Saute for few seconds. Mix sliced onions in it and fry till onion turns into golden brown. Add turmeric powder, fry for a minute. Add pounded green chillies and ginger in it, saute for a minute till raw smell of spices disappear.
Add coriander powder and garam masala in it. Mix well. At this time, add soaked rice in it and fry for 3 minutes on medium heat.
Pour 4 cups of warm water, peas, clarified butter and salt in it and fold well. When water starts to boil, cover with a lid and lower the heat now. Cook for 15 minutes. Switch off the heat now. Open lid after 6-8 minutes.

A nice aromatic peas pulao is now ready to serve.


  1. Awesome and delicious peas pulav yummy,...,.

  2. hmm...... this must be very delicious!

  3. love this one pot meal, can have it as it is,

  4. I love one-pot meals.. This is one dish I usually prepare when I am running short of time.. Peas pulav looks so yummy Sanoli :-)

  5. wow...loved this version of peas pilaf too...looks yummy :-)

  6. Filling one pot meal,look so yummy

  7. I love any one pot meals.. this one no exception

  8. yummy n healthy
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