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

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.

topdog ollie September 05, 2011

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

billyzoom666 August 31, 2011

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.

Hayster October 19, 2012