Matka pulao recipe: As the name suggests, here in this recipe, simple pulao gets a makeover with authentically cooked spices in a matki (earthen pot). This recipe is very similar to Biryani, the only difference is that it does not require any kind of marination before cooking.

  • Total Time: 30 Minutes
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 20 minutes
  • For how many people: 2
  • Easy

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Ingredients need to make matka pulao recipe

  • 1 cup rice
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 2-3 cloves
  • 2 green cardamoms
  • 1 black cardamom
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 cumin
  • Red chili powder as per taste
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup cauliflower, sliced
  • 1/4 cup carrots, chopped
  • Peas (handful)
  • 2 tbsp curd
  • 1 tbsp mint leaves
  • Green coriander to garnish
  • 1 tbsp ginger-garlic paste

Method of making matka pulao recipe

  1. To begin the recipe, wash and soak the basmati rice. Once done, pressure cook the rice up to 70%. Then put mustard oil in an earthen pot, add whole spices and chopped vegetables and fry for 2-3 minutes. Add ginger garlic paste and fry again.
  2. Now add curd to it and mix everything again. Then take out half the gravy in a bowl. Spread a layer of cooked rice over the remaining gravy.
  3. Now coat the rice with the remaining gravy.
  4. Spread mint, coriander and fried onions on top
  5. Close it with a plate and seal it with wheat flour.
  6. Keep the matki on the stove on very low flame
  7. Keep it on low flame to avoid burning
  8. Serve with raita and mint chutney

Key Ingredients: Rice, Garam Masala, Cloves, Green Cardamom, Black Cardamom, Bay Leaf, Cumin, Black Pepper Powder, Red Chilli Powder, Coriander Powder, Onion, Cauliflower, Carrot, Peas (handful), Curd, Mint Leaves, Green Ginger-garlic paste, for garnishing coriander

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