Aloo Matar Ka Pulao ( Indian Rice With Potatoes and Peas )

Total Time
1hr 35mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 20 mins

Found the recipe on an Indian cooking website & believe it to be the same dish that my friend Raksha used to make for me.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash rice and soak in 2 cups of water for an hour. Drain well.
  2. In a heavy pan, heat the butter and add the cumin and the ginger.
  3. When the ginger becomes a light brown, add the peas and potatoes, coriander, garam masala, salt and turmeric. Stir-fry till well mixed.
  4. Add the drained rice & 4 cups of water, bring to a boil uncovered, then lower the heat to simmer and cover. The rice should be done in 10 minutes.
  5. Serve hot.
Most Helpful

5 5

Great dish! This dish was very flavorful, but not too spicy. Because there was a comment that the rice was undercooked, I allowed the rice to soak longer and it probably was on the flame a little more than 10 minutes. Everyone devoured this dish: my husband, the rice lover, me who isnot so wild about it, our guests, and their teens who can be picky eaters. THis is a recipe which i will be making again and again.

2 5

Too salty for me and the rice seemed under cooked. I think this one's on me, not on the recipe.

5 5

This is a fantastic rice dish, packed with flavour.
I made a bit too much for our curry, so refrigerated the rest and had it with grilled sausages the next day!
I think the 1 tbsp of salt should read 1 tsp.
Doing this again with a curry I have found on this site.