Saturday, January 16, 2016

Matar Pulao - Green Peas Pilaf

One of the simplest Pulao (Pilaf) preparation with a heavenly combo of rice and green peas tossed into flavourful spices served along with Papad or raita!!!

Best one pot meal for those lazy evenings!!  


 Ingredients:
  • 1 Cup Basmati rice
  • 1/2 tsp Shahi Jeera Or Cumin seeds
  • 3 Peppercorns
  • 2 Cloves 
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 Onion sliced
  • 1 tsp Green chilly Ginger Paste
  • 1/2 cup Green peas
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Goda Masala OR Coriander-Cumin Powder OR Garam masala use either one.
  • 1 tsp Coriander powder
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp Oil
Method:

Ingredients:

  • 1 Cup Basmati rice
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin seeds
  • 2 Bay leafs
  • 1 Onion sliced
  • 4 Green chillies
  • 1 inch piece of Ginger
  • 1/2 cup Green peas
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Garam masala
  • 1 tsp Corriandar powder
  • 1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
  • 2 cups water
- See more at: http://www.madhurasrecipe.com/veg-rice/Peas-Pulav#sthash.nQtC62Pm.dpuf
  • Wash and soak rice in water for 30 minutes.
  • In a pan heat oil. When oil is hot enough add sahi jeera or cumin seeds, black pepper corns, cloves and saute for 30 seconds.
  • Add sliced onions and saute till onions are translucent. Add ginger green chilly paste and turmeric powder and saute till raw smell of ginger fades away.
  • Now add Goda Masala (OR Coriander-Cumin Powder OR Garam masala use either one) & coriander powder. Mix all the spices well.
  • Add soaked rice and green peas.
  • Add 2 cups of water and salt to taste. Check for seasoning.
  • Cover the pan with lid and cook the rice on medium flame till rice granules and peas are cooked completely
  • Matar Pulao - Green Peas Pilaf is ready.
  • If you like garnish with finely chopped coriander leaves and scrapped fresh coconut over the rice and serve hot with your favourite raita and papad.
  • First take ginger and green chillies in a blender and crush them. Wash rice 2 to 3 times and soak in water for 30 mts.
  • Heat oil in a pan on a medium flame. Once oil is hot add cumin seeds and bay leaf. Then add sliced onion and fry till it becomes
  • translucent.
  • Add turmeric powder and crushed ginger and green chillies. Saute it for 1 mt. Then add garam masala and coriander powder and mix it well.
  • Add green peas and rice. Pour 2 cups of water. Sprinkle salt.
  • Cover it and cook on a high flame for 5 mts. After cooking rice on a high flame for 5 mts reduce the flame to medium  and cook for 10 mts.
  • After 10 mts reduce the flame to low and cook for 15 mts.
  • After 15 mts switch off the stove and let it rest for 15 mts.
  • Peas Pulav is ready now.
- See more at: http://www.madhurasrecipe.com/veg-rice/Peas-Pulav#sthash.nQtC62Pm.dpuf

2 comments:

  1. This used to be one of my favourite from Shanthi Sagar restaurants in Bangalore in 90s, especially the one in Dommalur!!

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