Matar Chawal

Lets Make Matar Chawal today with this great recipe in Urdu and English. #HappyCookingToYou

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  • Oil ½ cup
  • Pyaz (Onion) Sliced 1 medium
  • Adrak lehsan paste (Ginger garlic paste) 1 tbs
  • Zeera (Cumin seeds) 1 tsp
  • Tez paat (Bay leaf) 1
  • Darchini (Cinnamon stick) 1
  • Badi elaichi (Black cardamom) 3-4
  • Hari elaichi (Greeen cardamom) 5-6
  • Kali mirch (Black pepper corns) ½ tsp
  • Matar (Peas) 2 Cups
  • Cheeni (Sugar) 1 tbs
  • Namak (Salt) 1 tsp or to taste
  • Pani (Water) 1 Cup or as required
  • Dahi (Yogurt) 1 Cup
  • Zarda ka rang (Yellow food color) ¼ tsp
  • Hari elaichi powder (Green cardamom powder) ½ tsp
  • Adrak (Ginger) Julienne 1tbs
  • Hari mirch (Green chilies) 4-5
  • Chawal (Rice) 2 & ½ Cups (¾th boiled with salt and whole spices)
  • Kewra essence ½ tsp


In pot,add water,salt,whole spices,rice and boil until ¾ th done, strain and set aside.

In pot,add oil,onion,ginger garlic paste and sauté until translucent.

Add cumin seeds,bay leaf,cinnamon stick,black cardamom,green cardamom,black pepper corns, peas, sugar,salt and mix well.

Add water,cover and cook until peas are done.

In yogurt,add yellow food color and mix well.

Add yogurt,,green cardamom powder,ginger,green chilies,boil rice and kewra essence.

Cover and steam cook for 10-15 minutes.

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