Matar Pulao, Green Pea Pulao
by Tarla Dalal
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Quick and easy but enchanting, the Matar Pulao is a timeless classic of Indian cuisine.
The rich taste of ghee and the mind-blowing aroma of whole spices makes this dish a really mouth-watering one, so good that you can just have it plain without any accompaniments.
However, its suave taste makes it a good accompaniment for any subzi or raita . Don’t miss out on making this dish when green peas are in season!
You can also try other wonderful green pea based creations like Fresh Green Pea Soup and Vatana ni Kachori .
- Soak the rice in enough water in a deep bowl for 30 minutes, drain and keep aside.
- Heat the ghee in a pressure cooker, add the cloves, cinnamon, cardamom, star anise and onions and sauté on a medium flame for 8 minutes.
- Add the rice an sauté on a medium flame for 2 minutes.
- Add the green peas and sauté on a medium flame for 1 minute.
- Add salt and 1½ cups of hot water, mix well and pressure cook for 2 whistles.
- Allow the steam to escape before opening the lid.
- Serve hot.
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