Matar Chaawal/Rice with Green Peas


Rice – 2 cups

Peas – 1/2 cup

Cooking oil – 2 tbsp

Onion – 1 (sliced)

Ginger and garlic paste – 1 tsp

Cumin seeds – 1 tsp

Black pepper powder – 1 tsp

All spice powder – 1 tsp

Water – 3 to 4 cups

Salt (as required)


Take a deep cooking saucepan and add 2 tbsp of cooking oil. Then, add 1Β  medium size onion (sliced). Once the onion is caramelized well, add 1 tsp of ginger and garlic paste. Add 1 tsp of cumin seeds, add salt as required, add 1 tsp of black pepper powder, add 1 tsp of all spice powder. Mix the spices well. Add 1/2 cup of peas. Add 2 cups of rice, saute the rice for a while so that it could get all the flavor from the spices. Then, add 3 to 4 cups of water, stir it well.

Once the rice are half cooked and a very less amount of water is left then… Place a tava below the cooking saucepan, cover the lid and let it cook for 20 minutes in a low heat flame.


You can serve it with raita.

Serves 5-6 persons.

Preparation time – 40 minutes.


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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Megala says:

    Seems very flavorful rice!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Hira Ghouse says:

      Yes, they are delicious! ❀️

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Wow, sounds delicious. Would have love to try it but I don’t know where I can get cumin seeds in Nigeria

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hira Ghouse says:

      Thank you! πŸ™‚
      Aww I wish I knew!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Rishabh Priyadarshi says:

    Bliss for a foodie like me

    Liked by 1 person

  4. barryspot says:

    Tried this.. delicious! Thank you 😊

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hira Ghouse says:

      Great! πŸ‘
      Thank you! πŸ™‚
      You’re welcome! πŸ˜€


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