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Best Peas Pulao Recipe

Best Peas Pulao Recipe - Peas pulao- pilaf is the definition of vegetarian comfort food. An aromatic rice dish made right in your Instant Pot for quick and delicious results, this flavorful rice and pea dish makes the perfect pairing for almost any curry. The best thing about this easy Pulao recipe is that it can be prepared at home without putting in much efforts and spending too much of time in the kitchen!

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Best Peas Pulao Recipe

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What is Peas Pulao / Matar Pulao?

Peas pulao is a delicious Indian rice and peas recipe. It uses whole spices and pairs well with a lot of different curries. Peas pulao is a vegan comfort food as long as you use oil instead of ghee. It uses cumin seeds and bay leaves for a smokey flavor that the whole family will love. 

Pulao is a complete wholesome dish and can be relished without any side dish, but when you are planning something special and want to make your meal even more delicious, then serve it Lip smacking delicious  Rajma ( Kidney bean curry) , Bhindi masala, Fresh homemade yogurt

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Why should you make Peas Pulao in an Instant Pot

It’s no secret, the Instant Pot makes cooking rice much easier for the busy family. I use the Instant Pot for my peas pulao recipe as well as my Basmati rice and Jasmine rice recipes. To make rice in the Instant Pot, you just need to rinse the rice. You don’t need to presoak or constantly keep an eye on the rice as it cooks.

New to the Instant Pot and nervous to try your hand at pressure cooker cooking? Don’t be! This peas pulao recipe is a beginner friendly recipe to break in your new Instant Pot and you can find everything you need to know about Instant Pot cooking in our guide to the Instant Pot.

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How do you make Peas Pulao in an Instant Pot? Step by step recipe

Peas pulao is very easy to make. To start, make sure you rinse the Basmati or Jasmine rice in a strainer 3 to 4 times. This helps remove starch and other small debris that could cause the Instant Pot to give the “burn” notice when cooking.

Next, cut the onion into small slices. Add the oil or ghee to the Instant Pot’s inner pot and press “Saute.” Let the oil heat up a bit then add the bay leaf and curry seeds. Cook the seeds and bay leaf for a few seconds until the seeds start to become fragrant, then add in the peas and onions.

Continue to saute the onions and peas for about 3 to 4 minutes. Turn saute mode off.

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Add water, rice, and salt and mix well. Place the Instant Pot’s lid on top and set the vent to “sealing.” Select pressure cook manual to high pressure for 5 minutes. 

When the timer goes off, do a quick release to get rid of the pressure. Carefully open the lid and use a fork to fluff the rice.

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Serve hot either on its own or with a curry, dal, or yogurt. Enjoy!

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Tips to make Best Peas Pulao

  • Use long grain basmati rice or Jasmine rice to make matar Pulao.
  • Before starting to cook, rinse the rice in a strainer at least 3 to 4 times. This helps remove some of the starch and any other debris to help prevent the “burn” warning on the Instant Pot.
  • Prior to serving, use a fork to fluff the rice.
  • By adding the oil or ghee, you are helping prevent the rice from sticking together while the peas pulao cooks.
  • Use frozen or fresh peas. If you use canned peas, make sure you rinse them off well before cooking them.
  • You can add roasted cashews or fried paneer or tofu cubes to make a filling dish.

Best Peas Pulao Recipe

How long can I store Peas Pulao in the refrigerator?

You can store peas pulao for up to a week in the refrigerator. Before storing, allow the rice to cool a bit after cooking. Then put the peas pulao in an airtight container. It is the perfect make ahead meal for busy families. If you prefer, you can store the peas pulao in several smaller, airtight containers to give to your family as lunch for school or work.

What can I serve Peas Pulao with?

Peas pulao pairs well with curry or dal dishes such as my Dal Palak recipe or my Brown lentil Curry recipe.You can also serve peas pulao with vegetables, like my Kid Approved Broccoli recipe. Or you could serve peas pulao on its own for a quick, simple meal or snack.

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Matar Pulao in stove -top pressure cooker

To make matar pulao in a pressure cooker, follow the steps below until adding water and then put the lid of the pressure cooker.

Pressure cook for 2 whistles on high heat and then turn off the heat.

Let the pressure release on its own and then open the lid and fluff the rice with a fork and serve.

Best Peas Pulao Recipe

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Best Peas Pulao Recipe

Best Peas Pulao Recipe

Yield: 3 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Best Peas Pulao Recipe - Peas pulao is the definition of vegetarian comfort food. An aromatic rice dish made right in your Instant Pot for quick and delicious results, this flavorful rice and pea dish makes the perfect pairing for almost any curry. The best thing about this easy Pulao recipe is that it can be prepared at home without putting in much efforts and spending too much of time in the kitchen!

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion/ thinly sliced
  • 3/4 cup green peas -fresh / frozen
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup Basmati Rice or Jasmine rice
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Cumin seeds
  • 1 tablespoon oil or ghee
  • 2 Bay leaf

Instructions

  1. Rinse the rice and keep it aside.
  2. Press SAUTE mode on Instant Pot. When HOT  add oil or Ghee into the inner pot of the Instant pot.
  3. Add in the cumin seeds and bay leaf .
  4. Add in the green peas and  chopped onions and Saute it for a few minutes .
  5. Now add in the Basmati rice, water, salt and mix well.
  6. Close the lid on the pot, and turn the valve from VENTING to SEALING position.
  7. Press CANCEL button and set the pot to MANUAL/PRESSURE COOK (High Pressure) and set timer to 5 minutes
  8. Do a QUICK RELEASE (QR)
  9. Open the lid and gently fluff up the rice with a fork 
  10. Peas pulao is ready, serve with yogurt or any Indian curry 

Notes

  • Use long grain basmati rice or Jasmine rice to make matar Pulao.
  • Before starting to cook, rinse the rice in a strainer at least 3 to 4 times. This helps remove some of the starch and any other debris to help prevent the “burn” warning on the Instant Pot.
  • Prior to serving, use a fork to fluff the rice.
  • By adding the oil or ghee, you are helping prevent the rice from sticking together while the peas pulao cooks.
  • Use frozen or fresh peas. If you use canned peas, make sure you rinse them off well before cooking them.
  • You can add roasted cashews or fried paneer or tofu cubes to make a filling dish.

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