Peas Biryani (Matar/Pattani Biryani)

Peas Biryani (Matar/Pattani Biryani) is a 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. Here is the simple recipe of it.

Peas Biryani (Matar/Pattani Biryani)

  • Servings: 2
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Rice based dish


1 tbsp = 15 ml

1 spoon = 10 ml

1 tsp = 5 ml

1 coffee spoon = 2.5 ml

  • Basmati rice (Brown/White) – 1 cup (300ml)
  • Green peas – (160 – 180) grams
  • Green Chillies – 4 (medium sized)(chopped)+ 3 (long sized)(split)
  • Thick Coconut milk – 40 to 50 ml (for grinding Green Chillies) + 320 ml for cooking Biryani
  • Water – ¼ cup for cooking biryani (1 cup = 300ml)
  • Cashew nut – 8
  • Cloves – 9 to 10
  • Khus Khus (poppy seeds) – ½ coffee spoon
  • Cinnamon – 1 inch
  • Cardamom – 7
  • Onions – 3 (medium size) (chopped)
  • Garam masala powder – ½ coffee spoon
  • Ghee – 2 spoon
  • Bread slices (Normal/Whole wheat) – 3


  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.
  2. Grind the Green Chillies (4 medium sized chopped) with Thick coconut milk (40ml to 50ml). Ground mixture is ready to use.
  3. Sauté the Cashewnuts, Cloves, Cinnamon and Cardamom with the Ghee (1 spoon) for 2 minutes in a Kadai at medium flame (I have used non-stick Kadai).
  4. Add the khus khus (Poppy seeds) to it and sauté it for 10 seconds.
  5. Then, add the chopped onions (2 medium sized chopped) to it and mix it well.
  6. Add the Green Chillies (3 long sized (Slit)) to it. Give a mix.
  7. Add required salt to it and sauté for (1-2) minutes.
  8. Then, add the soaked Basmati rice to it and sauté it for 2 minutes.
  9. Add the Green peas, prepared Ground mixture, Thick coconut milk (320 ml) and water (¼ cup where 1 cup = 300 ml) to it. Mix it well.
  10. Add required Salt and Garam masala powder to it. Mix it well.
  11. 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. I have used 5 litre stainless steel pressure cooker and Cooked it for 11 whistles. Time taken for 11 whistles is 12 minutes approx).
  12. Remove the crust from the bread slices and cut it into square pieces.
  13. Add Ghee (1 spoon) to a small kadai and add the Onions (1 medium sized -chopped) to it.
  14. Add the squared bread pieces to it and mix it well.
  15. Add the required salt and roast the mixture for (4-5) minutes or until the bread pieces gets roasted well. Turn off the flame.
  16. Add the contents to the prepared Biryani and give a mix. Serve hot.

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