Matar Chawal (Green Peas Fried Rice)

by Kamala on March 19, 2010

ADVERTISEMENTS

Matar_Chawal_Green_Peas_Fried_Rice_1 Matar Chawal is a popular fried rice with green peas, suitable for party occasions. Fresh spices and ghee give a rich flavor and taste to the fried rice. As there is no chilli and any strong spice, this is always kid’s favorite. Matar chawal in green and white colour combination looks great and attracts everyone.

Green peas is known as Matar or Mutter in Hindi and as Pachai Pattani in Tamil. Rice is known as Chawal in Hindi.

Cooking time: 30 to 40 minutes approximately

Ingredients

  • Basmati rice – 3 cup
  • Green peas – 3 cup Matar_Chawal_Green_Peas_Fried_Rice_2
  • Ghee/oil – 1½ table spoon
  • Salt – as per taste
  • Lemon juice – few drops
  • For seasoning
    • Bay leaves – 3 to 4 no
    • Black pepper – 1 tea spoon
    • Cumin seeds – 1 tea spoon
    • Aniseeds – 1 tea spoon
    • Cloves – 3 to 4 no
    • Green cardamom – 3 no
    • Cinnamon – 1½ inch long stick 1 or 2 no

Matar_Chawal_Green_Peas_Fried_Rice_3 Matar_Chawal_Green_Peas_Fried_Rice_4 Matar_Chawal_Green_Peas_Fried_Rice_5

Method

  • Soak rice for 15 minutes and drain the water; heat a cooker with ghee or oil and do the seasoning; fry for few seconds.

Matar_Chawal_Green_Peas_Fried_Rice_6 Matar_Chawal_Green_Peas_Fried_Rice_7

  • Then add green peas and fry for 1 minute; now add rice and gently fry for 3 to 4 minutes.

Matar_Chawal_Green_Peas_Fried_Rice_8 Matar_Chawal_Green_Peas_Fried_Rice_9

  • Add water (I used 1½ cup water for 1 cup basmati rice), salt, lemon juice and mix; pressure cook (I put the weight after steam starts coming out uniformly and then keep in low flame for 5 minutes); cooking time may vary depending on the type of cooker and cooking method.

Matar_Chawal_Green_Peas_Fried_Rice_10 Matar_Chawal_Green_Peas_Fried_Rice_11

  • Allow it to cool and then mix gently.

Matar_Chawal_Green_Peas_Fried_Rice_12

  • Serve hot.

Matar_Chawal_Green_Peas_Fried_Rice_13

Tips

  • Adding few drops of lemon juice, frying the soaked & drained rice help to cook rice in correct texture and avoid over cooking of rice.
  • Fresh green peas taste better in this rice.

Did you find this article useful? Please subscribe to our RSS Feed to receive all the FREE updates on various articles!

Related Posts:

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Sushma Mallya March 19, 2010 at 1:32 pm

simple and delicious,looks beautiful too..

Daisyblue March 19, 2010 at 5:24 pm

The rice has come out perfect !!

Trendsetters March 19, 2010 at 7:57 pm

love it…fluffy and perfect color

Priya March 20, 2010 at 2:33 am

I can have rice with peas anytime…looks truly divine..

shahid November 29, 2012 at 12:19 am

really nice explaining

jamuna March 20, 2013 at 2:08 am

Very simple yet tasty pulav. The best instructions and pictures. Thank you. Please keep posting new ones. I have not seen any new recipes off lately.

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post: