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Matar Pulao



Matar Pulao is a popular Indian dish made with rice, peas, and spices. It is a one-pot meal that is easy to make and can be served as a main course. The dish is usually made with basmati rice, green peas, onions, ginger, garlic, and a variety of spices such as cumin, coriander, cardamom, cinnamon, and cloves. When served with a raita or dal, it makes for a complete meal.

Macronutrients Breakdown

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Basmati Rice

2 cups

Green Peas

2 cups

Onions, finely chopped


Tomatoes, finely chopped


Green Chillies, finely chopped


Ginger-Garlic Paste

2 tablespoons

Coriander Powder

2 tablespoons

Cumin Powder

1 teaspoon

Red Chilli Powder

1 teaspoon

Garam Masala

1 teaspoon


2 tablespoons


2 tablespoons

Salt to taste


2 cups



Step 1:

Wash and soak the Basmati Rice for 30 minutes.

Step 2:

Heat ghee and oil in a pressure cooker.

Step 3:

Add the chopped onions and fry until golden brown.

Step 4:

Add the ginger-garlic paste and fry for a few minutes.

Step 5:

Add the chopped tomatoes and fry until soft.

Step 6:

Add the green chillies, coriander powder, cumin powder, red chilli powder and garam masala. Fry for a few minutes.

Step 7:

Add the green peas and fry for a few minutes.

Step 8:

Add the soaked Basmati Rice and fry for a few minutes.

Step 9:

Add the water and salt to taste.

Step 10:

Close the lid of the pressure cooker and cook for 2 whistles.

Step 11:

Once the pressure is released, open the lid and fluff the Matar Pulao with a fork.

Step 12:

Serve hot with raita or any curry of your choice.

Did you know?

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How many users have tracked it?

We've got some serious foodies in our community! 13056 users have chowed down on Matar Pulao a whopping 22862 times.

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Where was it consumed the most?

Hungry much? These cities certainly are! Lucknow, Delhi, Chandigarh, Indore, Mumbai are the top 5 cities gobbling up Matar Pulao like there's no tomorrow.

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When was it eaten the most?

When it comes to Matar Pulao, our users are head over heels in december, but the interest cools down in may.

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Who preferred this food the most?

It's official: Matar Pulao is the food of choice for 24-27 female, with people of >40 BMI also on board.

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