Matar biryani recipe | recipe of peas biryani | Sreelakshmikitchen

Matar biryani recipe | recipe of peas biryani is with detailed video and photo recipe. Green peas biryani is known as मटर  बिरयानी in hindi language and பச்சை பட்டாணி பிரியாணி in tamil language.

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Matar biryani recipe | recipe of peas biryani is a simple, easy, tasty and delicious spiced rice-based dish which tastes the best with the curd/raita. This scrumptious dish is prepared with green peas, basmati rice, spices, coconut milk and bread slices. This is a popular rice in both north india and south india. Green peas is known as பச்சை பட்டாணி (pachai pattani) in tamil language and मटर (matar) in hindi language.

This green peas biryani recipe is prepared easily in a pressure cooker and hence the cooking is very simple. Enjoy this mouthwatering biryani at home. It serves as an excellent lunch box recipe and will be loved by people of all ages. 

Green peas biryani with step by step video recipe (youtube) is below.

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                           Recipe of peas biryani

Cooking time: less than 25 minutes

Serves: 3


1 spoon = 10 ml

1 tsp = 5 ml

1 coffee spoon = 2.5 ml

For grinding

  • Green chillies / हरी मिर्च / பச்சை மிளகாய்  (medium) – 4 chopped
  • Thick coconut milk / नारियल का दूध / தேங்காய் பால்  – (40- 50) ml

For preparing green peas biryani

  • Basmati rice /  बासमती चावल / பாசுமதி அரிசி – 1 cup (300ml)
  • Ghee / घी / நெய் – 1 spoon 
  • Cashew nut / काजू / முந்திரிப்பருப்பு – 8
  • Cloves / लौंग / கிராம்பு– 9 to 10
  • Khus khus/poppy seeds – ½ coffee spoon or 1/4 tsp
  • Cinnamon / दालचीनी / இலவங்கப்பட்டை  – 1 inch
  • Cardamom / इलायची / ஏலக்காய்  – 7
  • Onions / प्याज / வெங்காயம் (medium size) – 2  (chopped)
  • Green chillies / हरी मिर्च / பச்சை மிளகாய் (large) – 3 (slit)
  • Green peas / हरी मटर / பச்சை பட்டாணி – (160 – 180) grams
  • Thick coconut milk / नारियल का दूध / தேங்காய் பால் – 320 ml
  • Water / पानी / தண்ணீர் (for cooking biryani) – ¼ cup (where 1 cup = 300ml)
  • Garam masala powder /  गरम मसाला पाउडर / கரம் மசாலா பொடி – ½ coffee spoon or 1/4 tsp
  • Ghee / घी / நெய் – 1 spoon 
  • Salt /  नमक / உப்பு – required

For roasting bread pieces

  • Ghee / घी / நெய் – 1 spoon
  • Onions /  प्याज / வெங்காயம் (medium size) – 1 (chopped)
  • Bread slices / ब्रेड स्लाइस / ரொட்டி துண்டுகள் – 3
  • Salt /  नमक / உப்பு – little (required for bread pieces)

For soaking basmati rice

  1. Soak the basmati rice (I have used brown basmati rice) in enough water (1 cup) for (25-30) minutes and drain the excess water after soaking.

For grinding

  1. Grind the green chillies (4 medium sized chopped) with thick coconut milk (40ml to 50ml). Ground mixture is ready to use.

For green peas biryani

  1. Sauté the cashew nuts, cloves, cinnamon and cardamom in the ghee (1 spoon) for 2 minutes in a kadai at medium flame.
  2. Add the khus khus (poppy seeds) to it and sauté it for 10 seconds.
  3. Then, add the chopped onions (2 medium sized chopped) to it and saute well.
  4. Add the green chillies (slit) to it. Give a mix.
  5. Add salt (required for onions) to it and sauté for (1-2) minutes until onions become transparent.
  6. Then, add the soaked basmati rice to it and sauté it for 2 minutes.
  7. Add the green peas, prepared ground mixture, thick coconut milk (320 ml) and water (¼ cup) to it. Mix it well.
  8. Add salt (required for biryani) and garam masala powder to it. Mix it well.
  9. Pressure cook it for (11- 13) minutes with vent weight at high flame (Note: The number of whistles depends upon the size of the pressure cooker and quality of rice we use). Turn off the flame. Biryani is ready.

For roasting bread pieces

  1. Remove the crust from the bread slices and cut it into square pieces.
  2. Add ghee (1 spoon) to a small kadai and add the onions (1 medium sized -chopped) to it.
  3. Add the squared bread pieces to it and mix it well.
  4. Add the salt (little) and roast the mixture for (4-5) minutes or until the bread pieces gets roasted well. Turn off the flame.
  5. Add the contents to the prepared biryani and give a mix. Serve hot.
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