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Green Peas Pulao (Mutter Pulao)

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This is the simplest pulao that I have ever made. Green peas, garlic, mint, coriander all these ingredients will give nice flavors and awesome taste. These pulao has not added any spices but other all ingredients give it amazing aroma and flavor to the dish. I love to have this pulao with this dal recipe. If you are serving to the kids then reduce or omit green chilies. So get in your kitchen make this pulao with dal and let me know the feedback in comment. I appreciate your feedback and suggestions.


Enjoy, everyone!

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Green Peas Pulao (Mutter Pulao)
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Category: Pulao
Yield: 4
  • Long grain rice – 1 ½ cups (I used Basmati rice)
  • Oil – 1 tablespoon
  • Onion – ½ cup, chopped
  • Garlic paste – 2 teaspoons
  • Green chilies – 4, chopped finely
  • Green peas – 1 ½ cups
  • Cilantro – ½ cup, chopped
  • Mint – ¼ cup, chopped
  • Salt – to taste
  • Water – 3 cups
  1. Wash basmati rice in running cold water until water runs clear.
  2. Soak rice in enough water for 30 minutes.
  3. While rice is soaking, do all the chopping work. And prepare green peas.
  4. Take green peas in microwave safe bowl. Add a tablespoon of water, pinch of salt. Cook them in microwave for 2 minutes (depends on your microwave) if using frozen green peas. Cook them in microwave for 5 minutes (depends on your microwave) if using fresh green peas.
  5. Drain the rice and keep aside.
  6. Heat the oil in a pan on medium heat.
  7. Once hot add onions, garlic paste and green chilies. Sauté them for 2 minutes.
  8. Then add drained rice and mix well. Sauté those for 1 minute stirring continuously. Then add water.
  9. Cover, lower the heat to lowest and cook them for exactly 15 minutes.
  10. After 15 minutes the will look like as shown below.
  11. Then add boiled green peas, chopped mint and chopped cilantro.
  12. Mix gently so rice grains do not break. Cover it and cook it for 2 minutes.
  13. Turn off the stove and keep covered for 10 minutes.
  14. Open the lid and serve hot with dal.
Additional Info
- If you don't want to use microwave to cook green peas then boil peas in boiling water till cooked.

Categorized under Pulaos, Biryanis, Rice Dishes

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  • ashwini October 1, 2014, 4:37 pm

    I tried peas pulao it came out too good. Thanks for posting this receipe

    • Kanan October 1, 2014, 5:05 pm

      Glad to hear that pulao came out good.

  • Nargis February 1, 2013, 9:52 am

    Hey There made this today it was just perfect!! the only thing which made me to experiment was quantity coz mom wanted me to make for 1kg rice so quantity differed but method and ingredients were same, i was curious hw its going to come out until i tasted :D

    • Kanan February 4, 2013, 4:09 am

      Thanks for trying our recipe. Happy to hear that you liked it. :)

  • Nargis January 30, 2013, 7:20 pm

    I got some fresh peas and was planning to make peas pulao, as usual surfing surfing for exact kind which can serve the purpose, urs looks exactly flavorful and the difference which i was looking for. I guess if i add a lil curd after frying the onion, would give a tang and veg biriyani taste i guess :P Would try this version with lil variations as usual and let ya know :D cya till then keep updating more :)

    • Kanan February 4, 2013, 4:10 am

      I like the idea of adding yogurt.

  • Lav July 22, 2012, 2:54 am

    I tried this one.it was yummy, i used some ghee at the end to make it richer.10/10for it’s simplicity.

    • Kanan July 22, 2012, 2:00 pm

      Happy to hear that you liked this.

  • Minnie May 12, 2012, 7:37 pm

    This is such a different recipe Kanan! I am going to try this one. I love peas pulao, and make it in a couple of different ways. I’ll upload the way I make it on my website soon.

  • Cass @foodmyfriend May 11, 2012, 11:41 am

    I love peas! This looks like something I could eat with some satay sauce. Yum!

  • Compulsive Foodie April 17, 2012, 1:56 pm

    Your pulao looks amazing!

  • My Scrawls April 16, 2012, 8:29 pm

    Delicious pulao! Loved the step by step pics. Would be helpful to those who want to give a try.

    Thanks for visiting my blog. Ur space looks awesome!

  • Rasya Srinath April 16, 2012, 6:29 am

    they look really good.. the color is simple & lovely!

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  • faseela April 15, 2012, 2:26 pm

    yummy and tempting pulao…

  • kaveri April 15, 2012, 12:33 pm

    Looks really wonderful…the green peas and white rice.

  • Ramya April 15, 2012, 9:43 am

    Lovely one pot meal:-) Great pictorial!

  • Priya April 14, 2012, 4:40 pm

    My all time favourite,can survive for many days with this yummy pulao..

  • easyfoodsmith April 14, 2012, 3:39 pm

    This is indeed tjhe simplest rice pulao and a great accompaniment with any main dish. Delicious post :)

  • Uma Ramanujam April 14, 2012, 7:59 am

    very appealing… I always prepare pulao in different way. Like your way od preparing it too. looks so Yumm…

  • Hema April 14, 2012, 3:19 am

    Simple and tasty pulao, goes with all side dishes..

  • yummychunklet April 14, 2012, 12:14 am

    Looks delicious!

  • Sadhana SensibleVeg April 13, 2012, 8:38 pm

    Very colorful and yummy looking Pulao.

  • radha April 13, 2012, 4:49 pm

    Looks Wow and wholesome.

  • Suchi April 13, 2012, 4:37 pm

    Yes it is easy, but a very versatile dish, can be served with just about any dish, be it vegetarian or non vegetarian…hence I love this pulao…yours look yum :-)