Matar Aloo Pulao - Step By Step Recipe

Tags : Potato and Peas Rice Mutar Aloo Walay Chawal Matar ka Pilao

soak rice 15 minutes before cooking

heat oil in a saucepan

fry onions to golden brown

take fried onions out

add cloves, cinnamon, cardamom and black peppercorns and crackle in oil

add garlic and fry

add cumin and crackle

add peas and potatoes

add water

add salt, Chinese salt, ground nutmeg and mace, star anise and bay leaves

as water simmers, add rice

add green chili and mint leaves

when water starts drying, revert the layer of rice

put remaining fried onions on rice and place for dam

when rice are tender, take out in a serving dish

Preparing Matar Pulao Recipe


  • Rice: 1/2 kg (soaked)
  • Onions: 2 large
  • Peas: 1 cup
  • Potatoes: 1/4 kg
  • Garlic Paste: 1 teaspoon
  • Oil: 1/2 cup
  • White Cumin: 1 teaspoon
  • Cloves: 5 pcs
  • Cinnamon: 1 large stick
  • Cardamom: 1
  • Black Peppercorns: 10 to 15
  • Nutmeg and Mace: 1/2 spoon (ground)
  • Bay Leaves: 2 to 3
  • Salt: as per taste
  • Chinese Salt: 1 teaspoon
  • Water: 1 liter (4 glasses)
  • Green Chilies: 8 to 10
  • Mint: 1/2 bunch


  1. Heat oil in a pan for 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Add chopped onions and fry until they are golden brown.
  3. Take out fried onions and put cloves, cinnamon, black peppercorns and cardamom in same oil.
  4. When oil starts crackling, add ground garlic.
  5. When garlic starting turning brown, add fried onions, cumin, peas and potatoes and mix well. Add water and also salt, Chinese salt, bay leaves, star anise, ground
    nutmeg and mace and cook.
  6. As water simmers, add rice, green chili and min and cook on low flame.
  7. As water starts drying, lower the flame and place for dam.
    While placing for dam, mix rice well. Put some fried onions on rice and then place it on stove for low flame.
  8. Leave on stove for 5 to 10 minutes. When rice are ready, switch stove off.
  9. Delicious Aloo Matar Pulao is ready to serve.


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By Seema Aleem In Step By Step Recipes 38 Comments 75252 Views 20 Jan 2017

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  • waseem ahmed - karachi. Sep 06, 2017

    you teach very nicely, even a new comer can make these delicious recipes very easily.

  • Zahida - Karampur, Shikarpur Jul 07, 2017

    yah, that’s my most favorite I love it , I surely do. Matar aloo pulao is so tasty but still when you add other vegetables to matar aloo pulao, it just enhances the taste and make it much more delicious than before.

  • Haniya - hyderabad Jun 29, 2017

    It was really great and awesome trying this recipe. The aloo was having an entirely different taste in the pulao and I was so amazed and happy to taste these aloo used in it. Thank you so much for this wonderful recipe.

  • Farkhanda - New jersey Jun 29, 2017

    What a superb recipe it is……!!!!!!!! One must try it for family gatherings as matar aloo pulao is so easy to make and delicious and tasty to eat. Thanks for the amazing recipe dear… 

  • Sharmili - Bahawalpur Jun 22, 2017

    aloo matar pulao was a great recipe. I made it and I was so happy that it was made perfectly and without any error. Thank you so very much for making me able to cook such a difficult food

  • Amarta - Lucknow Jun 20, 2017

    I cooked matar aloo pulao for the last family dinner. Everyone in the dinner liked it a lot. They were enjoying it with the yummy raita and salad. Thanks a lot for the recipe.

  • Farkhanda - New jersey Jun 19, 2017

    Making matar aloo pulao was never so easy to cook before you. Amazingly superb idea of making matar aloo pulao!!! It is really love in true sense of words.

  • Fariha - new york Jun 14, 2017

    Rice is my favorite dish and I always use to try different kinds of rice. I tried this and started to love it. This is simply superb. Please share some more rice recipes as well.

  • Saima Nain - Taxila Jun 12, 2017

    It is really a worth trying recipe to have a break from every day’s food because matar aloo pulao is not made commonly in our houses hence it’s better to try this recipe right now.

  • Haniya - faisalabad Jun 12, 2017

    I once tried this recipe when I was in KPK. My aunt made this recipe for me and I loved it to bits. Now I have the recipe to try this and I am surely going to try this recipe at least once.

  • Muskan - karachi Jun 10, 2017

    Mutter aloo pulao is very yummy my favourite. Thanks

  • Fariha - rawalpindi Jun 06, 2017

    It was an entirely new practice for me to try this recipe. For sure it is that it was very flavorsome, delicious and lip-smacking. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.

  • Komal - Karachi Jun 04, 2017

    oh! You make matter allu with different technique. I make it this way -> first fry the vegetables, boil it then add rice to them and then add fried potato chips on top before dam.

  • Farkhanda - Tando adam Jun 01, 2017

    this reminded me of the days when my mama used to make matar allu pulao for us on our way back to home from school. I loved those days.

  • Samna - Hyd May 29, 2017

    matar aloo pulao….. Really delicious and yummy as I cooked this for my sister. She lives in hostel and came back home after a long time. She was really very much happy to see the rice at the table as she entered home.

  • sadia - KARACHI May 25, 2017

    My mother cooked this matar aloo pulao for the dinner last night. Everyone on the dinner table was appreciating it a lot. Their kind compliments made me happy. Thank you for this one.

  • Naveen - hyderabad May 24, 2017

    In this fast moving technology world, we must need to have some healthy food that contains vegetables as well. This aloo and matar pulao is one of those healthy foods.

  • salma - Lahore May 19, 2017

    pulao is not always meant to be of chicken plao, vegetable plao is also so delicious. I once merged Arabian rice recipe and chinease rice recipe into one. It was a good experience.

  • kiran - Islamabad May 18, 2017

    Your step by step guide is so helpful for a person like me who is really uncaring of cooking. It really makes it easier for me to make all the things quickly.

  • tahira - Hyderabad May 17, 2017

    I once tried matar aloo pulao when I was in Multan. My aunt made this recipe for me and I loved it to bits. Now I have the recipe to try this and I am surely going to try this recipe at least once.

  • Haniya - KARACHI May 12, 2017

    I and my younger sister were alone at home one day. we got a desire to eat mater-aloo-pulao. After searching many recipes I got this one recipe that seems to me simple, so I start cooking. When my mother arrived at the home and tasted my dish she becomes very happy and appreciates me.

  • aleeza - quetta Apr 27, 2017

    I make matar aloo pulao by mine own recipe that make deliciously with the light taste which I serve that with the spicy chatni who make more delicious to eat it

  • arshia - karachi Apr 24, 2017

    I really like this matar pulao which mine grandmother makes that for me usually because i really like her handmade dishes which she make it like a restaurant food

  • hina - quetta Apr 19, 2017

    we enjoyed aloo matar pulao many times but now i see that this recipe is very good. so i should try this at home like before i made chicken and yakhni pulao.

  • Guriya - Jhang Apr 07, 2017

    This recipe is very tasty and delicious that one must try it in order to have the pure taste of pulao. Keep on sharing such kind of amazing and marvelous recipe on your website.

  • Sabeen - Sukkur Apr 04, 2017

    One of the easiest and healthiest way to provide healthy and nutritious food to my kids. I suggest every mother here to must try it for their kids. It is very helpful indeed.

  • faisal - gujrat Mar 26, 2017

    It is very healthy and a worth trying recipe for kids. All the mothers should try it for their kids as it is a very healthy and hygienic food for kids. Thank you for the recipe

  • Neelum - Rawalpindi Mar 25, 2017

    It is very lovely and scrumptious dish for eating. Your recipes are very tranquil to make and they have made me a good chef. Everyone loves to eat the food I cook.

  • Farzana - Kharian Mar 16, 2017

    I made it for the last night dinner. All of my family was enjoying it a lot as it was so tasty and yummy. I am very grateful to you for providing me with this great recipe. Thanks a lot.

  • Sheherbano - Lodhran Mar 10, 2017

    great pulao recipe, it is always tasty. though it does not include meat like chicken or beef but still it is very tasty like biryani and yakhni pulao.

  • areeba - karachi Mar 08, 2017

    it is very healthy and delicious dish. Keep on sharing such kind of different and easy recipes so that I can make my I laws happy and satisfied. Thankyou very much

  • Gulnaz - Karachi Defense Mar 07, 2017

    aloo matar ka pulao is undoubtedly a dish that you are going to enjoy especially on the weekend when mom, dad, brother and kids are at home. Add a dip of green chutney and achar and a little yogurt, this will definitely give you a taste and joy that is surely unique.

  • Khawar - Multan Mar 05, 2017

    This is my favorite dish, i loved when I see a hot platter of aloo matar pulao comes before me. It is superb recipe that you showed here. I will send it to my wife to see if she could make this pulao exactly like you have told in steps.

  • Sahib Dad - Larkana Mar 04, 2017

    My wife always cooks biryani as a prime dish on the weekends. However she once saw this post and she kept it mind. Then on one weekend she told me that she was going to cook this aloo matar pulao that day. I already liked this pulao so I was happy for it too. It is very tasty, believe me and I would like to make it again.

  • Zahid ch - Jadda saudi Arba Feb 12, 2016

    It is a very dish . I like your tarkeb

  • Muhammad Noman - Karachi Dec 11, 2015

    Dear sir, First of all i would like to thanks for upload step by step recipe & such other information you update us I appreciate your great work, I need Chinese rice step by step recipe.

  • nasima khan - odisha Nov 15, 2015

    Siry your ricipy is so nice but sir how i make muttan rezzala plese tel me thanks

  • MUHAMMAD AQEEL - RIYADH Jun 23, 2015

    ap ka boht shukria ke ap ne is qadar zabardast tarike se matar aloo ka pulao banana sikhya. hum saudia mei rehte hain to aksar humen khana khud hi banana hota hai to kfoods pe aa ke recipe dekhte hain. shukriya ap ka