June 07, 2019

Aloo Mutter Pulao | Alu Matar Pulav

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Aloo Matar or Peas potato gravy is a very famous accompaniment for rotis , naan ,paratha or even the flavorful jeera rice or veg pulao .
Today , we will infuse the same flavors of the gravy and prepare a tasty pulao. This needs just a simple accompaniment like raita or khadi to go with it . The pulao has a burst or flavors and can be felt each time you savor a spoonful of it in your mouth.

Preparation Time - 10 mins
Cooking Time- 20 mins
Serves - 2-3
Complexity- simple

1.5 cups rice ( Basmati or regular raw rice)
2 medium sized potatoes
2 medium sized tomatoes
1 tsp ginger finely grated
1/2 cup frozen or fresh peas
2 green chillies slit
1 tsp Kashmiri red chilli powder
1/2 tsp haldi powder
1.5 tsp pav bhaji masala or garam masala
1 tsp jeera
1/4 tsp Saunf
2-3 cloves
2 tablespoons oil
1 tablespoon ghee (omit for vegan version)
Salt to taste


  • Chop the tomatoes finely and keep aside. 
  • Peel the potatoes and cut them into medium sized cubes 
  • Wash the rice and soak for 15 mins then drain it in a colander and keep ready .
  • In a pressure cooker , heat the oil and crackle the jeera , saunf ,cloves until you get a nice aroma .
  • Add in the chopped tomatoes , green chillies, ginger, haldi powder, red chilli powder and mix well .Do it in low flame else the masalas will burn.
  • Let the tomatoes cook until mushy and soft .
  • Add the pav bhaji masala or garam masala and cook for 1-2 mins.
  • Now add in the peas and potatoes, saute and mix well .
  • Add the drained rice and lightly mix it such that the rice doesn't break.
  • Add the required amount of water depending on the rice you are using.
  • ( Basmati rice- 1 cup rice will need 1.5 cups water .Sona masuri rice- 1 cup rice will need 2 cups water
  • Add salt as required and pressure cook it on low flame for 1 whistle. 
  • Let the pressure release normally and then carefully open the cooker and fluff the rice. 
  • Pour the tablespoon of ghee for added aroma.  (Skip if making vegan variation)
  • Serve hot with raita or khadi and some  papads or chips.

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  1. Simple and comforting one pot meal. What a coincidence, I am making this for dinner tonight. Aloo matar pulao is our family favourite.

  2. A delicious and easy to prepare pulao. It is my go to rice dish when I want to make something quickly and yet is tasty and filling. Like the addition of pave bhaji masala.

  3. Classic Aloo mattar, a couple of phulkas is my weeknight pick up menu. I love how easy it is to make this recipe.

  4. This Aloo Mutter Pulao looks so tempting. I loved the idea of adding pav bhaji masala to it. So easy to make yet so delectable. The peas enhance the overall appeal of the pulao.

  5. Aloo matar mein twist! Absolutely love the making of a pulao from the classic aloo matar. Will make some this Sunday as a weekend meal.

  6. wah re wah ! kya baat hain madam. Pulao mein twist , its like Mumbaiyaa TAwa pulao meets Alu Matar curry ! definitely trying this


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