Matar Pulao With Raita

Matar Pulao and Onion Raita is a served as a main course and is a classic combination. It is filling and quick to make.  In this I, have added biryani masala and its gives an awesome taste to the pulao.  So let's go to the recipe...

Serves 2

1 Cup Basmati Rice
1 Large Onion - finely chopped
1/2 Cup Green Peas
1 Teaspoon Biryani Masala
2 Green Chillies - slit
1/2 Teaspoon Cumin Seeds
1 Stick Cinnamon
2 Cloves
2 Peppercorns
1 Bay Leaf
2 Green Cardamons
1 Tablespoon Oil
1 Tablespoon Ghee
2.1/2 - 3 Cups Water

1/4 Cup Brown Onions for garnishing


Wash and soak the basmati rice in water for 15-20 mins. Then drain, keep aside.

In a pan add oil + ghee, add jeera. Let it crackle. Then add all the whole spcies and saute for a minute add onions and saute till onion becomes translucent. Then add green peas, green chillies and biryani masala. Saute for a couple of minutes. Then add the rice and fry for few minutes add salt to taste. Add water and let it come to a boil, cover and cook till done. Let it rest for 10 minutes then fluff the rice with a fork lightly.

The pulao is ready.  Garnish with brown onions and serve with Onion Raita.

For the Onion Raita

1 Cup Fresh Curds - beaten
1 Onion - finely chopped
Salt to taste
White Pepper powder to taste

Mix all the ingredients to gether. Onion Raita is ready.

This is Day 5 of the Marathon theme Combos from Countries - India.

Labels : Green Peas, Rice, Salads, Main course, Blogging Marathon, Vegetarian, Raita

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Sneha's Recipe
Sneha's Recipe

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  1. Matar pulao and raita is our family favorite combo.Love it

  2. i simply love matar pulao :-)) this is a great combo

  3. I love rice... anytime can eat with curd or raita, nice combo

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  4. Anything with peas goes directly to my favourite dish, lipsmacking pulao with raita, love it very much.

  5. Agreed nothing can go wrong with this combo..good one..

  6. I love this mattar pulao, it goes well with any raita..good combo.!

  7. Matar pulao looks delicious. amazing presentation

  8. Beautifully presented..I too have pulav as my 5th recipes in this series..

  9. Looks super inviting. I love this pulao raitha combo a lot..

  10. A comforting combo and great for a sunday brunch.

  11. Classic and comforting combo. Looks colorful and delicious.

  12. Looks colourful and its classic comfort food.

  13. Pulao - Raita is one classic and winning combo.

  14. delicious combo and you plated it so beautifully