Aloo Matar Pulao

A simple pulao made special with green peas and potatoes. It is easy to make and gets ready quickly. What’s more it is wholesome and makes a hearty meal. Whenever you are at a loss of time, make this pulao and serve it with raita. You are sure to enjoy it.

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Aloo Matar Pulao


Main ingredients Potatoes, Green peas, Basmati rice, Onion, Biryani masala, Garam masala, Fresh coriander leaves, Fresh mint leaves
Cuisine Indian
Course Rice
Prep time 20-25 minutes
Cook time 15-20 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Savoury
Level of cooking Easy
Others Veg



  • 2 medium potatoes, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • ¾ cup shelled green peas
  • 1½ cups Basmati rice, soaked for 20 minutes and drained
  • 2 tablespoons ghee
  • 4-5 black peppercorns
  • 3-4 cloves
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon biryani masala
  • ½ teaspoon garam masala powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander leaves
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
  • Fresh coriander sprig for garnish
  • Raita to serve


  1. Heat ghee in a pressure cooker, add black peppercorns, cloves and bay leaves, mix and sauté till fragrant.
  2. Add onion, mix and sauté till golden brown. Add green peas, potatoes, salt, biryani masala, mix well and sauté for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add 3½ cups water, mix and bring to a boil. Add garam masala powder, 1 tbsp coriander leaves and 1 tbsp mint leaves and mix well.
  4. Add rice, mix and cover the cooker. Cook under pressure on medium heat for 4 whistles.  Switch off heat and allow the pressure to reduce completely.
  5. Open the cooker, add remaining coriander leaves and remaining mint leaves and mix gently.
  6. Transfer onto a serving plate, garnish with coriander sprig and serve hot with raita.