Feb 2, 2013

Mutter Pulao / Peas Pulao

Mutter Pulao (Pulao is main dish in Indian cuisine, made of basmati rice and seasonal mixed vegetables. Pulao is best with veg or non veg korma, chicken curry / paneer curry ..

Serves: 4
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Pressure Cooking Time: 5 minutes


Please use same measuring to measure rice and water.

Ghee / oil – 1 tablespoon

Bay leaf  - 1

Cinnamon - 1 stick

Cloves – 3

Cardamom - 3

Onion -1, finely sliced

Big size green chilli – 1

Garlic cloves – 6

Ginger – ½ inch piece

Turmeric powder – ½ teaspoon

Potatoes peeled and cut into quarters – 1

5 French beans, cut into ¼ - inch cubes

1 carrot – cut into ½ -inch cubes

Mutter – ½ cup (fresh green peas)

Cauliflower cut into chunky florets- 5  (optional)

Basmati rice - 1 cup / 200 ml, Indian standard measuring cup of 200 ml / 8 oz capacity.  I used Radikal basmati rice

Salt - 1/2 teaspoon

Water - 2 cups


Finely crush slit green chillies, garlic and ginger. No need to make fine paste in a mixer / blender (or you can use mortar and pestle). Keep aside.

Wash and clean rice. Soak in 2 cups of water for 15 minutes. Drain out water thoroughly.

Heat oil / ghee  in cooker for about 3 minutes. Add bay leaves, cardamom, cinnamon and cloves. Stir for a few seconds until fragrant.

Add sliced onion and fry on a low heat until golden color.

Add crushed green chilli – ginger – garlic. Stir on a low heat for 2 – 3 minutes until the raw smell goes.

Add turmeric powder and stir well for 2 minutes.

Add vegetables and stir well for 2 minutes.

Add drained rice and stir well for 2 – 3 minutes until the water dries up.

Now add water and salt to taste. Mix well.

Close cooker. Bring to full pressure on high heat until 3 quick whistles. Reduce heat  to low and cook for 3 minutes. Switch off the heat.  Allow the cooker  to cool naturally for 10 minutes.

Open cooker. Gently mix the pulao. Serve  with curd / pickle / any gravy dishes of your choice.

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