Peas Pulav or Matar Pulao

1This is a must dish in Indian weddings ,Indian restaurants.In India, Rice is very important part of daily diet especially in South India. The variety of rice and the number of recipes available for cooking rice is amazing and just by adding few spices you can turn plain boring rice into a yummy dish.

1 cup Basmati rice
1 cup Green peas(u can take frozen as well fresh)
1 tbsp Cumin seeds
1-2 Bay leaves
2-3 Cloves
2-3 Cardamoms
1-2 sticks Cinnamon
1 large Onion, thinly sliced
1 tsp Garlic Paste
1 tsp Ginger Paste
1 tbsp Pulao masala (if available)
2 tbsp Ghee
Pepper powder as per your taste
Salt to taste

Matar Pulav
Matar Pulao

Soak rice in water for half an hour and drain excess water and keep aside.
In a pressure cooker heat ghee and add cinnamon, cardamom, bay leaf and cloves.
To this add sliced onion, ginger and garlic paste and fry till onion turn transparent.
Then add rice and fry for 2-3 minutes.
To this add green peas peas, pulao masala, salt and pepper powder and mix well.
Add water as per instructions on Basmati rice package and pressure cook the rice till its done.
Garnish peas pulao with fried onion if you want and serve hot with Raitas.


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