Shahi Matar Pulao With A Secret Ingredient


  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 1 star anise
  • 6 cloves
  • 10-12 cloves
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 tbsp. ginger garlic paste
  • 8-19 cashews
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1 cup peas
  • 1 cup cauliflower
  • 1 cup rice
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup water
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp. ghee

Note– Please read recipe notes in the end.

Main Equipment Used

Steps In Making

  1. Heat oil in a pressure cooker. Once done add all the whole spices; bay leaf, cinnamon stick, star anise, cloves, cloves and cumin seeds. Roast them for 10 seconds.
  2. Add cashews and roast for a minute.
  3. Now add sliced onions for 3-4 minutes till they get a light golden colour.
  4. Further add ginger garlic paste and cook for a minute.
  5. Now add chopped carrots, peas and cauliflower. Roast all the vegetables on medium heat for 3-4 minutes.
  6. Now add rice, which was soaked in water for 30 minutes. Roast for a minute.
  7. Add milk and water along with salt and mix well.
  8. Lastly add ghee and give it a final mix.
  9. Pressure cook on medium heat till 1 whistle.

Recipe Notes

  • If you do not have milk then you can replace it with water.
  • You can add any vegetables of your choice.
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