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Instant Pot Quinoa Matar Pulao

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.

plate of quinoa with green peas and a bowl of yogurt placed in the background

Method

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.

step by step picture collage of making quinoa matar pulao in instant pot

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.

step by step picture collage of making quinoa matar pulao in instant pot

Serve quinoa matar pulao with yogurt or as a side with any main dish.

plate of quinoa with green peas and a bowl of yogurt placed in the background

Cre: cookwithmanali

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