JEERA MATAR PULAO

JEERA MATAR PULAO
Nidhi
by Nidhi
Basmati rice flavoured with simple spices, onions and green peas. This is an easy dish that compliments most sides and curries!

Serves: 4 people

Prep : 30 mins

Cooking : 15 mins

Health Hack: Jeera (Cumin) contains loads of anti-oxidants and has anti-bacterial properties. It aids digestion and adds flavor to any dish.

Fresh Ingredients

  • Basmati rice- 250gms
  • Onions - 1 medium, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • Green peas - ¾ cup, frozen or fresh
  • Water – 550mls

Spices

  • Cumin seeds - ½ tbsp
  • Bay leaf – 1
  • Salt - to taste
  • Vegetable Oil - 4 tbsp

Cooking Instructions

  • Wash and soak rice for 30 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a wide bottom pan followed by cumin seeds and bay leaf. Allow them to sizzle for 30-40 seconds.
  • Now add onions and fry until light golden.
  • Add peas, sauté for 2-3 minutes followed by rice.
  • Add water, salt to taste and bring to a boil. Boil for a couple of minutes on high heat and as the water starts reducing lower the heat.
  • Cover with lid and cook until all water is absorbed.

Nutritional Info

Nutrition
Per Serving
Per 100 g
Energy (kcal)
286
224
Energy (kJ)
1,196
937
Carbs (g)
45.7
39.4
Protein (g)
7.1
5.7
Fat (g)
6.3
4.2
Sat. Fat (%)
0.7
0.5
Salt (g)
1.7
1.3
Fiber (g)
4.3
3.3

Handy Kitchen Tips

Perfect basmati rice is soft and fluffy with each grain being separate. Soaking rice in cold water for at least 30 mins ensures that rice cooks faster and the grains remain separate.
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