Paneer pulao recipe

   Paneer Pulao was in our menu for today’s lunch along with dal  (Simple yellow dal) and i clicked the pictures in a jiffy and sharing the recipe of paneer pulao today. Go ahead to try this easy one pot meal.
PREPARATION TIME: 10 MINS| COOKING TIME: 20 MINS | SERVES-3-4

INGREDIENTS:

PANEER CUBES 15 PIECES
BASMATI RICE 1 AND 1/2 CUPS
GINGER A SMALL PIECE
GARLIC 4-5 PODS
CLOVES 2-3
GARAM MASALA 1/4 TSP
REDCHILLI POWDER 3/4 TSP
MINT LEAVES FEW
CORIANDER LEAVES FEW
TOMATO 1 NO
ONION 1 NO.
OIL 3 TBLSP

PANEER-PULAO

  • Grind the mint leaves, coriander leaves,cloves, tomato( I used 3 tblsp of tomato puree) ginger and garlic into a smooth paste.
  • Wash and soak the basmati rice in 3 cups of water for 20 minutes.
  • Shallow fry the paneer cubes in oil and immerse them in hot water for few minutes. Drain the water and keep aside.
  • Chop the onions into thin slices.
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  • In a pressure cooker, add oil and throw in the sliced onions.
  • Saute till it becomes translucent.
  • Add salt and the ground masala to this.
  • Saute in a medium flame till the raw smell goes off.
  • Add redchilli powder and garam masala.
  • throw in the fried paneer cubes and mix well.
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  • Add the rice and  water to this and cover the cooker with lid and pressure cook till 2 whistles.

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  • Serve with raitha and we had with dal tadka and plain yogurt.

PANEER-BIRYANI
Note:

  1. If not frying the paneer just dip them in hot water for 5-10 minutes and drain the water before cooking. This makes the paneer soft.
  2. Adding whole spices can be adjusted according to your own taste. Fennel seeds can be added while grinding the masala.
  3. Even cinnamon,star anise and cardamom can be added in the oil before adding onions.

27 COMMENTS

  1. Hi jayashri
    My daughter loves paneer … This Monday on her bday I tried it was really a big hit.. She loves it… Thank you so much for sharing it..can I replace it with mushroom please… Thanks
    With best wishes
    Lakshmi

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