Green Peas Pulao / Matar Pulav
Cooking time (approx.): 20 minutes
Cuisine: North Indian, Vegetarian
- 1 cup Basmati rice / long grain rice, uncooked
- 1 cup green peas, shelled
- 2 medium size onions, finely sliced
- 1 tsp Cumin seed / Geera
- 2 tablespoons butter olive oil
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1 1/2 tsp salt to taste
Wash the rice well. Soak it in water for half an hour for best results. Keep aside.
Heat oil on medium flame in a large heavy-bottomed pan, add cumin seed, when it splutters add sliced onions .
Fry for a few minutes, till onions turn light golden brown.
Add the rice, green peas, water and salt to the fried onions. Mix well bring to boil on high flame. Once it stars boiling , reduce heat to low flame and cook covered on low level for ten to fifteen minutes or till all water is absorbed.
Serve hot , garnishing with a sprinkling of black pepper powder.
Note: Green peas / matar are a good way to add more taste to Basmati rice.Green peas rice is more delicious when served with curries, Raitas and salads .