This is a simple Recipe for preparing at home tasty and delicious Maharashtrian Style Fresh Green Peas or Tajya Hirvya Matarcha Bhat-Pulao. This is wholesome and filling main course rice dish, which is also suitable for any kind of party.
This is a basic recipe, which does not take up much time or effort to make this typical Maharashtrian Pulao-Bhat
The Marathi language version of the same Pulao recipe can be seen here – Hirve Matar Pulao
Preparation Time: 20 Minutes
Serves: 4 Persons
2 Cups Basmati Rice
1 ½ Cup Fresh Green Peas [Matar]
8-10 Cashew nuts
Salt as per taste
For the Masala
4 Cloves, 2 Green Cardamoms, ½ “Cinnamon(grind)
1 Teaspoon Coriander-Cumin Seeds Powder
1 Teaspoon Poppy Seeds
For the Tadka
1 Tablespoon Ghee
1 Teaspoon Caraway Seeds
7-8 Black Pepper Corn
2 Bay Leaves
1 Medium size Onion (chopped)
Wash the Rice and keep it aside for 60 minutes. Grind the Clove, Green Cardamom and Cinnamon.
Heat the Ghee in a Pressure Cooker and add the Caraway Seeds, Pepper Corn, Bay Leaves, Onion, Green Peas and saute for minutes. And then add the washed Rice and saute for 2-3 minutes.
Then, add the grounded Masala, Poppy Seeds, Coriander-Cumin Seeds Powder and Salt and mix it well and add four cups warm Water. Mix it well and close the Pressure Cooker with a lid and cook until you get two whistles of the Pressure Cooker
When the Pressure Cooker cools down then remove the lid and serve hot.