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Kashmiri Matar Pulao – Instant Pot Peas Pulav

Shilpa
Kashmiri Matar Pulao – Instant Pot Peas Pulav is a quick, appetizingside dish that's as easy as cooking a pot of rice.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Indian, Kashmiri
Servings 3

Equipment

  • Instant Pot

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

Prep

  • Rinse the rice and soak it in 3 cups water for 30 minutes. When ready to cook, drain and discard the water that was used to soak the rice.
  • Soak the saffron strands in 1 tbsp milk for 10 minutes.

Cook in Instant Pot

  • Select sauté on the instant pot. Add ghee to the pot. Next, add cumin seeds, black cardamom pods, green cardamom pods, cloves, cinnamon stick, and bay leaf.
     
  • When the cumin seeds splutter, add in in rice and green peas. Stir well.
     
  • Add in ground turmeric, ground fennel, ground ginger, salt, 1 and ¾ cups water, and milk with saffron strands. Stir well.
  • Press cancel. Furthermore, close the lid and select manual for 6 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally for 8 minutes and then quick release the pressure. Finally open the lid, fluff the rice with a fork, and transfer to a serving bowl.

Stove top version in pressure cooker

  • For stove top pressure cooker, follow the same steps, but cook on medium heat. Add 2 and ½ cups water and cook under medium pressure until 1 whistle or roughly 8 minutes. Turn off the heat and let the pressure release naturally.
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