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How to make Peas pulao

muttar pulao

Peas pulao or Mattar pulao is a vegetarian rice preparation with added peas, whole garam masalas and saffron. It is a delicious preparation and easy to cook.


  • Basmati rice/long grain rice (1/2 cup)
  • Saffron (a pinch)
  • Green peas (1/2 cup)
  • Cloves (2)
  • Green Cardamom (4, pealed along with the skin)
  • Black cardamom (2)
  • Bay leaf(1)
  • Cinamon stick (1 inch)
  • Salt (1 tsp),
  • Lime juice (1 tsp)
  • Ghee (1 tsp)
  • Onion (1, chopped)
  • Ginger (1 tsp)
  • Garlic (1 tsp)


  1. In a bowl, add long grain rice or basmati rice, water, wash it and soak it in water for 15 minutes.
  2. In a small bowl, add a large pinch of saffron.
  3. To it add 1 tbsp of water and soak it for 15 minutes.
  4. Boil 1 liter water in a heavy bottom pan.
  5. Add green peas and blanch them or boil it till the peas are half cooked.
  6. Once the peas are half cooked, switch off the flame and drain away the water.
  7. After draining off the water, keep the peas in a seprate bowl and get the rice ready.
  8. For the rice, boil some water in a heavy bottom pan. To it add cloves,green cardamom peal and along with the skin, black cardamom,bay leaf, cinamon stick,1 tsp salt, lime juice, add the soaked rice after draining away the water and boil till the rice are cooked.
  9. While the rice is getting cooked, make the preparation for peas.
  10. Heat another pan, add ghee,onion and saute till the onion turns translucent.
  11. Ohe onion turns translucent, add add garlic paste, ginger paste, and saute well.
  12. Saute till the onion starts to turn light golden brown in color.
  13. The delicious flavor of ginger and garlic will start to spread. Keep sauteing till the onion changes color to light golden brown.
  14. Once the onion turns light golden brown, add the half cooked green peas, salt as per taste & saute for 2 minutes or till the green peas are cooked well and nice.
  15. Once the rice has cooked , drain away the water.
  16. After draining away the water, the whole garam masala and cooked rice will be left in the strainer. keep it aside.
  17. After 3 to 4 minutes, the peas will be cooked. Switch off the flame and keep it aside.
  18. Now, heat a heavy bottom pan. You can use the same pan that was used to cook the rice.
  19. Into the pan, add the green peas as the first layer.
  20. Now layer the second layer with cooked rice.
  21. Pour the saffron water and the soaked saffron over the rice layer.
  22. Mix them all gently in a very slow flame for 1 minute.
  23. Switch off the flame.

Peas pulao is now ready to be served. Serve it hot with Mango raita. Enjoy!

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