Aloo Matar Tehri (Matar Vadi Wale Chawal)

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Total Time:
15-30 minutes
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Cuisine: Indian Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

Aloo Matar Tehri is a popular pulao recipe from Uttar Pradesh. This vegetarian Indian dish is loved for its homely taste and nutritious value. The spicy rice with potato and vegetables is served as main course.

You can learn how to make this easy-peasy recipe with our full recipe tutorial. The recipe involves cooking of basmati rice with potato, tomato, ginger and peas in a pressure cooker.

The ghee tadka along with handful of flavorful spices add rich aroma in the rice pulao. Lentil nuggets or vadi is also added which has high protein content. Overall, this recipe is high on nutrition value with an amazing taste.

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  • 1 cup - Basmati rice
  • 150 g - potato (2 small)
  • 1 - tomato, medium size
  • 1 cup - fresh peas
  • 1/2 cup - lentil nuggets (vadi)
  • 1.5 tsp - chopped ginger
  • 1/4 cup - fresh coriander
  • 2.5 cups - water
  • 1/2 tsp - turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp - chilli powder
  • 1 tsp - salt
  • 1/3 tsp - garam masala
  • For tempering:
  • 4 tbsp - ghee or oil
  • 1 tsp - cumin seeds
  • 2 - green cardamom
  • 2 - cloves

How to Make Aloo Matar Tehri (Matar Vadi Wale Chawal)

  • Wash and soak rice in enough water for 20 minutes.
  • Peel and chop potatoes in medium size pieces and tomato in small pieces.
  • Heat ghee or oil in a pressure cooker/pressure pan.
  • Add cumin seeds, cardamom, cloves and the vadis.
  • Stir fry on low flame till golden in colour.
  • Drain the water from the soaked rice and add rice in the cooker, saute gently for few seconds.
  • Now add potato, tomato, ginger, peas and all the spices.
  • Stir for a minute and add water and mix gently.
  • Pressure cook on medium heat for 1 whistle (or till done).
  • Open the cooker only when cooled down completely.
  • Add chopped fresh coriander and gently fluff with a fork.
  • Serve hot.
  • Recipe courtesy: Maayeka