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Jeera Matar Chawal or Rice with Peas & Cumin Seeds

If you are getting tired of eating Steamed Rice everyday at your home or office, then let’s check out in this post how to make Jeera Matar (Vatana) Chawal instantly at your home? Some people may even call this recipe as Matar Pulao.

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Read Jeera Matar Chawal Recipe in Hindi

Ingredients required for making Jeera Matar Chawal

  • 2 Cups or 400 grams of common rice viz. Doobraj, HMT, Kolam etc.
  • 2 Cups or 500 mL of Water
  • 50 to 80 grams of boiled Peas
  • 1 tablespoon of Jeera (Cumin Seeds)
  • 3 tablespoon of Ghee or Dalda (Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil) or Butter or Normal Vegetable Cooking Oil
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • 1 inch of Ginger
  • Salt as per taste
  • Raisins or Kishmish (optional)
  • Shallow fried Cashew Nuts or Kaju (optional)

Cooking method

Important Note: The following cooking procedure is not meant for Basmati Rice. It’s applicable only for cooking common rice viz. HMT, Doobraj, Kolam etc.

1) Wash the Rice very well using cold running water and soak it in water for at least 10 minutes.

2) After 10 minutes, put the rice inside 3 Liter pressure cooker and pour 2 cups or 500 mL of water into it. The level of water must come at least 3 cm above rice surface. If you want, you can also add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in the cooker.

3) Tightly close the lid of cooker and start heating it until you hear first whistle. Lower down the heat and cook the rice for another 1 minute. With cooker lid tightly closed, turn off the heat and leave the cooker to cool naturally.

4) Once the cooker has been cooled off, open the lid and you will see your rice are fully cooked:

cooked rice inside cooker

5) While the cooker is cooling off, take a frying pan (or Karahi) and pour 2 tablespoon of ghee in it. Heat the pan so that the Ghee starts melting.

Now, put salt as per your taste, 1 tablespoon of Jeera (Cumin Seeds), 2 Green Chilies (chopped into small pieces), 1 inch Ginger (chopped into small pieces) and 50 grams of boiled peas into the Ghee and mix everything very well:

jeera in frying pangreen chilliesgingerboiled peas

Keep frying all the above for at least 2 to 3 minutes. Now, take out cooked rice from the cooker and put it into the pan:

rice with peas

Mix all the above very well and keep frying for another 2 minutes. Your Jeera Rice is now ready to be served hot with Arhar Daal Tadka etc.

jeera chawalNote: You can also put some Kishmish (Raisins) and shallow fried Kaju (Cashew Nuts) in above recipe.

Jeera Matar Chawal or Rice with Peas & Cumin Seeds
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Cuisine: Indian
Recipe type: Main
Serves: 2
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Ingredients
  • 2 Cups or 400 grams of common rice viz. Doobraj, HMT, Kolam etc.
  • 2 Cups or 500 mL of Water
  • 50 to 80 grams of boiled Peas
  • 1 tablespoon of Jeera (Cumin Seeds)
  • 3 tablespoon of Ghee or Dalda (Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil) or Butter or Normal Vegetable Cooking Oil
  • 2 Green Chilies
  • 1 inch of Ginger
  • Salt as per your taste
  • Raisins or Kishmish (optional)
  • Shallow fried Cashew Nuts or Kaju (optional)
Instructions
  1. Wash the Rice and soak it in water for at least 10 minutes.
  2. Put the rice inside 3 Liter pressure cooker and pour 2 cups of water into it. The level of water must come at least 3 cm above rice surface.
  3. You can also add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in the cooker.
  4. Close the lid of cooker and a start heating it until you hear first whistle.
  5. Lower down the heat and cook the rice for another 1 minute.
  6. Allow the cooker to cool naturally.
  7. Take a frying pan and pour 2 tablespoon of ghee in it. Heat the pan so that the Ghee starts converting into liquid state.
  8. Put salt as per taste, 1 tablespoon of Cumin Seeds, 2 Green Chilies (finely chopped), 1 inch Ginger (finely chopped) and 50 grams of boiled peas in the pan and mix everything very well.
  9. Keep frying all the above for at least 2 or 3 minutes.
  10. Take out cooked rice from the cooker and put it into the pan.
  11. Mix everything very well and keep frying for another 2 minutes.
  12. Serve Hot Jeera Rice with Toor Daal.
Notes
If you want then you can add raisins and shallow fried cashew nuts to above recipe.


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