Peas Pulao Recipe – North Indian Matar Pulao

Peas Pulao Recipe is a lovely rice preparation made with green peas as the star ingredient. Long grain basmati combined with whole spices like bay leaf, cumin seeds, cardamom, cloves and star anise, tempered in ghee and cooked along with fresh green peas.   Basmati rice, Ghee, Cumin seeds (Jeera), Bay leaf (tej patta), Star anise, Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds, Cloves (Laung), Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini), Salt, Onion, Green peas (Matar)   1-1/2 cup Basmati rice 1 tablespoon Ghee 1/2 teaspoon Cumin seeds (Jeera) 1 Bay leaf (tej patta) 1 Star anise 2 Cardamom (Elaichi) Pods/Seeds 2 Cloves (Laung) 1 inch Cinnamon Stick (Dalchini) Salt , to taste 1 Onion , sliced 1/2 cup Green peas (Matar)     10   25     To begin making the Peas Pulao Recipe, wash the rice and soak in water for about 20 minutes. Heat a pressure cooker with ghee on medium flame, to this add the whole spices – bay leaf, cumin seeds, star anise, cardamoms, cloves and cinnamon stick. Once these spices begin to sizzle, add the sliced onions, and cook them only until they begin to sweat. This will take about a minute. To this add the salt, green peas and drained rice. Top the matar pulao with about 2-1/2 of water, depending on the age and quality of your rice and close the pressure cooker. Pressure cook for about 3 whistles and turn off the flame, allow the pressure to release naturally. Once done, open the pressure cooker give the Matar pulao a stir and fluff up the rice.Transfer the Matar Pulao to a serving bowl and serve hot.Serve Peas Pulao Recipe along with Smoked Dhaba Dal Recipe, Masala Lachha Paratha Recipe, Achari Paneer Masala Recipe or Easy Creamy Chicken Curry Recipe, Pickled Onions and finish the meal with a dessert of Rose Gulkand Phirni Recipe.