Friday, November 9, 2012

Gobi Matar Pulav / Cauliflower and Peas Rice

Here is one quicky quick post with a quicky quick recipe. A flavorful pulav with cauliflower and peas. Makes a hearty one pot meal and gets done in a jiffy. Suitable for lunch packs as well.

Wish you all a Happy Deepavali in advance!!

Here goes the recipe…

Gobi Matar Pulav / Cauliflower and Peas Rice

Preparation time: 15 min
Cooking time: 15 minutes
Serves: 4
Source: Self experimented

Gobi/ Cauliflower       - 1 cup of florets
Onion              - 1 small sized, chopped (optional)
Green peas      - 3/4 cup
Carrot - 1 small, shredded
Cooked Rice    - 3 cups (preferably Basmati)
Cooking oil      - 1 Tbsp
Cumin seeds    - 1 Tsp
Cinnamon        - 1” stick, broken into 4-5 pcs
Cloves              - 4-5
Ginger             - 1" cube
Green chilies   - 2-3, depending on taste
Garam Masala powder - 1 tsp
Dhania powder - 1 tsp
Red chili powder - 1/2 tsp, depending on taste
Salt                  - ~3/4 tsp or as per taste

  • Heat oil in a pan and add cumin seeds, cinnamon, cloves and pepper
  • After half a minute, add grated ginger, slit green chilies, chopped onion, grated carrot and peas. Sauté for 1-2 minutes
  • Add cauliflower florets and sauté till it is cooked tender but still firm
  • Sprinkle some salt, garam masala, dhania powder, red chili powder and let the veggies absorb the flavors for a minute or two
  • Mix in the cooked rice thoroughly, add more salt if required and optionally heat it for another few minutes
  • Serve hot, optionally with any raita
  • Do not overcook the gobi/cauliflower.
  • Make the rice with a little less water so that the grains are separate


  1. Lovely rice ... it is always nice to have a spicy mix of vegetables in it..:)

  2. I do this rice quite often, love this gobi mattar combo in anything.

  3. Hey Sumana, that was a good one, tried out this easy-peasy rice variety and Surabhi loved it, thanks for the post :(

    1. Hey Shruthi!! Thank you for letting me know :) How are u? And how is Surabhi??


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