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

"Found the recipe on an Indian cooking website & believe it to be the same dish that my friend Raksha used to make for me."
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Ready In:
1hr 35mins




  • Wash rice and soak in 2 cups of water for an hour. Drain well.
  • In a heavy pan, heat the butter and add the cumin and the ginger.
  • When the ginger becomes a light brown, add the peas and potatoes, coriander, garam masala, salt and turmeric. Stir-fry till well mixed.
  • 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.
  • Serve hot.

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  1. topdog ollie
    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. billyzoom666
    Too salty for me and the rice seemed under cooked. I think this one's on me, not on the recipe.
  3. Hayster
    This is a fantastic rice dish, packed with flavour.<br/>I made a bit too much for our curry, so refrigerated the rest and had it with grilled sausages the next day!<br/>I think the 1 tbsp of salt should read 1 tsp.<br/>Doing this again with a curry I have found on this site.
  4. TattooedMamaof2
    LOVE IT! This is delicious, my mouth is watering just thinking about it! I made this with Brown Basmati and it took about 20 minutes to cook at the end. Okay, got to go eat leftovers...
  5. Cajun Kitchen
    This was pretty good. I added 1 c. frozen cauliflower and 3 tsp. of chicken bouillon instead of salt. I will make it again! Thanks for the recipe.


  1. Cajun Kitchen
    This was pretty good. I added 1 c. frozen cauliflower and 3 tsp. of chicken bouillon instead of salt. I will make it again! Thanks for the recipe.
  2. katia
    Wordeful rice! Full of aroma and so tasty. I didn't add the potato cause I didn't have any at the time and used olive oil instead of butter. I love it! Made it as a side dish to a chicken kiev (light with yogurt) so it was a good combination. Thanks for posting, Next time I'll defenatly add the potatoes.
  3. petlover
    Awesome!! I used chicken broth instead of water. I also used ground coriander ( no seeds in the house) and frozen peas..TI served this with panko chicken --thanks for this great recipe-i will definately make again.
  4. zoukncook
    THis was delicious! Easy too! I didn't have any long grain rice on hand so I used brown rice instead. Omitted the potatos but added 2 cups of peas and a cup of diced carrots (looked so colourful!)Substituted 2 cups of chicken stock for 2 cups of water to make it more flavourful. The result? Great Indian ricethat everyone enjoyed!


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