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Green Peas Pulao Recipe, Matar Pulao Recipe

A delicious matar pulao recipe made with green peas that is quick, simple and easy to make. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword matar pulao, rice recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 400kcal
Author Fareeha


  • 2 cups rice cooked (check notes if you want to cook the rice together)
  • 1/2 cup peas
  • 2 tbsp oil or ghee
  • garam masala cinnamon, shahi jeera, cumin seeds, cloves, cardamom, bay leaf etc.)
  • 2 onions finely sliced
  • 1 tsp turmeric powder
  • salt to taste


  • Heat oil and add garam masala and onions. Fry until the onion turns golden brown in color.
  • Add peas, turmeric powder and salt. Give it a quick stir. Next, add sufficient water and cook until the peas are done. 
  • Add the cooked rice.
  • Mix well to evenly coat the rice with the masala. Your matar pulao is ready to serve.



  • If you want to cook rice along with the masala then add rice along with peas and for every 1 cup of rice, add 2 cups of water. Cook on high heat till water evaporates and lower the heat to cook further 10 minutes. 
  • You can add garam masala powder for enhanced taste and flavor. 
  • Frozen peas can be used instead of fresh peas.