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Matar Pulao

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Matar Pulao
  • Recipe Servings: 4
  • Cook Time:
  • Peas and spices jazz up plain rice to make a delicious pulao.


  • 2 cups basmati rice-washed and soaked for at least 1 hour
  • 2 Tbsp ghee
  • 1 Tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp shredded ginger
  • 2 cups shelled peas
  • 2 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • Water


  1. In a heavy-based pan, heat the ghee and add the cumin seeds and ginger.
  2. When the ginger browns a little, add the rice, peas, garam masala, salt and turmeric. Stir-fry well. Leave uncovered.
  3. Add 4 cups water and bring to a boil. Lower heat and cover.
  4. The rice should be done in about ten minutes. Serve hot.