Today i am going to share with you an extremely simple pulao recipe prepared with pressure cooker. Matar pulao served along with onion raita is a real comfort food for my family.The wholesome spices roasted in ghee will makes it immensely flavorful and addictive.

This one pot meal is a real fuss free rice variety that comes together in minutes using just pantry staples.


Basmati rice-1 cup

Green peas -1 cup

Water -1&1/2 cup


green chillies -3

Ginger garlic paste -2 tsp


Bay leaf -2

Cumin seeds -1 tsp

Cinnamon sticks-2

Cardamom – 4-5

cahews -7-8



  • Soak basmati rice for 20 minutes .This will give a fluffy and soft texture for rice.
  • In a pressure cooker melt 2 tbsp of ghee.Add whole garam masala and saute it for few seconds till it generates a nice aroma.
  • Add green chillies ,onion and ginger garlic paste. Saute it for a while .
  • Next add green peas ,preferably fresh ones.
  • Add washed and soaked basmati rice along with 1&1/2 cup water.
  • salt as per taste.
  • Cover the lid and cook in a medium flame for 1 whistle.
  • Fry some cashew and pour it on top of rice.
  • Serve hot with some onion raita and pickle. It’s super delicious.


Basmati rice, green peas, ginger garlic paste ,onion, green chillies, garam masala, ghee
Heat 2 tbsp of ghee in a pressure cooker.
roasting whole garam masala till it becomes aromatic.
It may take few seconds.
Add sliced onions, green chillies, ginger garlic paste etc.
Add fresh green peas.
Add Soaked basmati rice
Pour 1&1/2 cup of water and sprinkle some salt .
Pressure cook for 1 whistle.
Matar pulao is ready.
Soft and fluffy rice.
Finally add some fried cashews.



Hi , Thank you for stopping by @beenasrecipes.My name is Beena Vinob ,writer of this blog. Being a food enthusiast most of the recipes found here are learnt from my friends ,family members, watching T.V.shows , with reference to recipe books etc. However you could see some innovative and unique dishes which I have developed over past years of experience. All the recipes are tested and tried multiple times to confirm the authenticity of the blog post. If I come across a new recipe ,I often try to present the simplest version of the recipe by making some twist and turns in the original version with the staple ingredients available at home. If you have any question regarding the recipe kindly use the comment section on the page. I really enjoy the process of exploring new recipe ideas ,trying out new dishes, food photography ,recipe video editing etc.That’s why I have been continuing this journey over the past few years. Feel free to contact me at Your feedback and comments are highly appreciated .

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