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Peas Pulao

Matar Pulao

Matar Pulao or Peas Pulao is a delicious Pakistani side dish, that’s ready in just 20 minutes and pairs well with many main dishes such as this Chicken Korma and Easy Chicken Karahi.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Pakistani, Pakistani/Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 311kcal


  • 4 tablespoons oil
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup frozen peas or fresh
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup basmati rice


  • Heat oil in a pot and add the chopped onion. Fry until the onion is golden brown. Add a splash of water (about 1-2 tablespoons of water) and cover the pot with the lid. This helps the chopped onion release it’s colour and that’s what gives the rice a nice color.
  • Add the peas and salt, and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  • Add the water and cover the pot with the lid. Bring the water to a boil, and then add the rice.
  • Cook the rice on medium-high heat until the most of the water has evaporated.
  • Lower the heat to the lowest setting, and cover the pot with the lid.
  • Let the rice steam for 5 minutes or so, and then remove from heat and fluff up the rice with a fork.
  • Serve with raita or salad.


Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 115mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 69IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 23mg | Iron: 1mg