Quick and easy Quinoa Matar Pulao made in the Instant Pot.
Quinoa is tossed with whole spices and lots of green peas, making this a more wholesome alternative to the classic matar pulao.
1- Rinse the quinoa under running water using a strainer for 1-2 minutes. Then set this aside. Also, add the frozen green peas to a bowl of warm water while you do the rest of the steps.
2- Press the saute button on the Instant Pot. Once it displays hot, add the oil and then add the whole spices- bay leaf, cumin seeds, green cardamom, black cardamom and cloves. Let them sizzle for few seconds.
3- Then add the sliced onion and green chili and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until the onion is softened.
4- Drain the green peas and then add them to the pot along with cilantro.
5- Also, add the quinoa and toss everything together.
6- Add water, salt and stir. Close the pot with it’s lid.
7- Press the manual or pressure cook button and cook on high pressure for 2 minutes (with the pressure valve in the sealing position). Let the pressure release naturally, which takes around 15 minutes.
8- Open the lid and using a fork fluff the quinoa.
Serve quinoa matar pulao with yogurt or as a side with any main dish.