Mattar Palao

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Submited by Aliumair from Karachi

1 lb. Green Peas
• 1 lb. Rice Pakistani Basmati
• 8 oz Onion(Red)
• 8 oz Tomato
• 1 t Cumin Seed
• 1 t Cloves
• 3 Cinnamon Sticks
• t Red Chili Powder
• 1 t Salt
• 8 oz Butter (or vegetable oil)
• 1 T Chicken base/or 1 knor chicken cube
• 3 c Water

Gather ingredients
Coarsely cut onions lengthwise.
Melt butter solids in a stockpot and put onions in and mix.
When onions turn dark brown, add 3 cups water.
Bring water to boil. Simmer for 5 minutes until water turns brown.
Strain mixture through cheesecloth and remove all onions.
Put water back in stockpot and bring to boil.
Add peas, tomatoes, cumin seed, cloves, red chilies, salt & cinnamon sticks and simmer for 3 minutes. Make chicken stock from base/cube.
Add Chicken stock and bring mixture to boil
Add rice. Water level should be 1 inch above rice. Add water if needed.
Turn the heat to full.
When the water is absorbed by rice, cover the pot and turn heat to low.
Cook until el dente. (rice grains should be long and separable)


Reviews on Mattar Palao

Mattar Palao is most popular Pakistan recipe that you can easily prepare at home. You can even serve it to your guests and get maximum appraises from them. I have recently tried and it turned out to be delicious.
Ibrahim - Lahore 1/23/2017 6:16:21 AM
i like pulao with raita and salad
shahid ali khan - karachi 3/15/2010 12:40:06 PM
i like pulao with raita and salad
shahid ali khan - karachi 3/15/2010 12:37:41 PM
Thanks for that beenish, but i'am busy now a days....i'll try to write down the westren recipies now.! hope you like them..
Umair - Melbourne 8/15/2009 9:06:57 PM
muje buhat pasnd hai pulaho
shazia - karachi 4/20/2009 3:03:25 PM
r ecipes are dilicious which one can try speicial nihari n paye are best recipies plz write vaby recipies
beenishali - jeddah 11/17/2008 8:12:45 AM

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