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Aloo Matar Pulao, Methi Kheera Raita

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Aloo Matar Pulao, Methi Kheera Raita

Easy Veg Masala Pulao Recipe with Cucumber Raita.

  • South Indian

Tasty Rice Recipe with Potato & Green Peas for kids lunch box.

  • 50 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy



Aloo Matar Pulao, Methi Kheera Raita



Ghee (घी) – 3 tbsp

Heeng (हींग) – ¾ tsp 

Black Cardamom (काली ईलाइची)- 2 nos

Cloves (लौंग) – 3-4 nos

Bay leaf (तेज पत्ता) – 1 no 

Cinnamon 1” pc (दालचीनी) – 2 nos

Cardamom (ईलाइची) – 6-7nos

Cumin (जीरा) – 2 tsp

Fennel Seeds (सॉंफ़) – 1 tsp

Onion, medium (प्याज़) – 5 nos  

Garlic chopped (लहसुन) – 1½ tbsp

Ginger chopped (अदरक) – 1½ tbsp

Tomato, medium (टमाटर) – 5-6 nos  

Green chilli, slit (हरि मिर्च) – 2 nos

Potato, large (आलू) – 2 nos

Salt (नमक) – 1 tsp

Turmeric (हल्दी) – ¾ tsp

Chilli powder (मिर्च पाउडर) – 1 tsp

Coriander powder (धनिया पाउडर) – 2 tsp 

Pao bhaji masala (पाव भाजी मसाला) – 1 tbsp

Kasoori Methi (कसूरी मेथी) – a generous pinch

Green Peas (हरा मटर) – 1 cup

Water (पानी) – 3 cups

Basmati rice (बासमती चावल) – 2 cups

Lemon juice (नींबू रस) – 2 tbsp

Mint leaves (पुदीना पत्ता) – handful

Coriander chopped (ताज़ा धनिया) – handful

Salt (नमक) – to taste


Methi Kheera Raita

Kasoori methi (कसूरी मेथी) – 2 tbsp

Water (पानी) – ½ cup

Oil (तेल) – 2 tbsp

Heeng (हींग) – ½ tsp

Curd (दही) – 2 cups

Green chilli chopped (हरि मिर्च) – 1 no

Salt (नमक) – to taste 

Black salt (काला नमक) – ½ tsp

Coriander chopped (ताज़ा धनिया) – handful

Chilli powder (मिर्ची पाउडर)  – ½ tsp

Roasted Cumin powder (भुना जीरा पाउडर) – 1½ tsp

Cucumber, medium (खीरा) – 1 no



For Pulao

For aloo matar pulao, in a hot kadhai, add ghee, melt it, and then add heeng (asafoetida), black cardamom, cloves, bay leaves, cinnamon, cardamom, cumin and fennel seeds.

Now add the roughly sliced onions, chopped garlic and chopped ginger. Cook it all on high flame. Add sliced green chillies. Add roughly sliced tomatoes when the onions turn a little pink. Add some salt, turmeric, chilli powder, coriander powder, and pav bhaji masala. You can add sambar masala, kitchen king masala or any flavourful masala instead of pav bhaji masala. Give it a quick stir and cook it on high flame.


Now add diced potatoes and mix them well. We have to cook the potatoes for 3 to 4 minutes. Add kasoori methi and stir again. Add green peas, then add water. Add the soaked rice, lemon juice, mint leaves and coriander leaves. Give it a stir, then add some salt to taste after adding the rice. Cover the kadhai with a lid and cook it on low flame till the rice soaks up all the moisture.
Remove the lid and the aloo matar pulao is ready to be served hot with Methi Kheera Raita. Enjoy!


For Raita

For Methi Kheera Raita, in a bowl, soak some kasoori methi in water for 5 minutes. For tempering, add some oil and heeng in a hot pan. Add the soaked methi and roast them all for 30- 40 seconds on low flame.


Add them to curd, and then add green chillies, salt, black salt, coriander leaves, chilli powder, and roasted cumin powder. Make sure to check whether the cucumbers are not bitter by having a little bite. Grate the cucumbers and add them to the curd. Whisk them all and the raita is ready.

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