Recipe: Aloo Matar ka Pulao


  • 1 cup potatoes-peeled and chopped fine
  • 2 cups basmati (long grain rice)-washed and soaked for an hour
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp ghee
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 cup shelled green peas
  • 1 Tbsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp powdered garam masala
  • 2 Tbsp powdered coriander seeds
  • 1 Tbsp shredded ginger


  • In a heavy based pan, heat the ghee and add the cumin and the ginger.
  • When the ginger becomes a little brown, add the peas and potatoes, drained rice, coriander, garam masala, salt and turmeric, and stir-fry till well mixed.
  • Add 4 cups water, and bring to a boil uncovered, then lower the heat and cover.
  • The rice should be done in 10 minutes. Serve hot.

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