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Mattarwale Chawal

Mattarwale Chawal


Pea pilaf


Prep Time45 minutes


  • 300 g basmati rice, washed, soaked in water for 1 hour, drained
  • 200 g green peas (mattar)
  • 30 g ghee
  • 2 g cumin (jeera) seeds
  • 120 g onions, finely sliced
  • 2 g garam masala
  • 120 g onions, sliced, fried golden brown
  • salt to taste


1. Heat the ghee in a wok (kadhai); add the cumin seeds. When they crackle, add the onions and saute until golden. Add the garam masala, stir and add the rice. Saute for 2 minutes, until the rice is well coated with ghee,
2. Add 3 cups water and bring to the boil. Reduce heat, add the green peas and salt; stir Cover and cook until all the water is absorbed and the rice and peas are done. Garnish with fried onions.