Paneer Pulao Recipe | Easy Paneer Pulao

Paneer Pulao Recipe | Easy Paneer Pulao

This Paneer Pulao Recipe is an easy and healthy rice dish that goes perfectly for lunch boxes and even for small parties. Paneer pulao is prepared by shallow frying the paneer cubes and then cooking with rice and some spices.

This pulao is my kids favourite, especially my younger one loves paneer very much. If I give him paneer daily also, he will not say no. So, I make sure to make either this pulao or paneer butter masala for him at least once a week.

Sending this as my 24th Day recipe to Blogging Marathon. Only two days left to complete this wonderful Biryanis /Pulao/Khichdi theme.

 Paneer Pulao Recipe

 

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Ingredients:

  • Basmati rice- 1 cup
  • Paneer /cottage cheese – 250 grams
  • Ginger garlic paste- 2tsp
  • Sliced onions- 1
  • Slit green chillies- 4
  • Bay leaves- 2
  • Cloves- 4
  • Cinnamon stick- ½ inch
  • Cardamom pods- 2
  • Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
  • Shah Jeera – 1tsp
  • Garam masala- 1tsp
  • Saffron strands
  • Milk – 4tbsp
  • Ghee- 4tbsp
  • Oil- 1tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves- a handful
  • Mint leaves- a handful

 Paneer Pulao Recipe

Preparation:

Wash and soak the basmati rice for 15 minutes.

First, cut the paneer into small bite-size cubes and keep aside.

Heat a pan with ghee and fry the paneer cubes until they turn into a light golden-brown colour. Keep the cubes aside in a bowl.

Soak saffron strands in 4tbsp of warm milk.

Meanwhile slice the onions, green chillies and keep aside.

Heat a non-stick pan, add ghee, oil once they heat, add shah jeera along with cloves, cinnamon stick, bay leaves and cardamom pods.

Next add the sliced onions, green chillies and sauté them till onions change its colour.

Then add ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell goes.

Drain the water from the rice and add to the saucepan and mix gently without

breaking the rice and fry for a minute.

Add the fried paneer cubes along with mint and coriander leaves. Mix well.

Add saffron milk, 1 ½ cup hot water and salt according to taste and mix well.

Cover with lid and cook on low flame for 15 minutes or till the rice is cooked.

Then gently fluff up the rice with fork and transfer into a serving plate and enjoy delicious Paneer pulao recipe with a simple raita or any curry.

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 Paneer Pulao Recipe

 

Paneer Pulao Recipe | Easy Paneer Pulao

This Paneer Pulao Recipe is an easy and healthy rice dish that goes perfectly for lunch boxes and even for small parties. Paneer pulao is prepared by shallow frying the paneer cubes and then cooking with rice and some spices.
Course Main Course, Pulao, Rice Dish
Cuisine Indian
Keyword Paneer pulao Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 People
Author Pavani

Ingredients

  • Basmati rice- 1 cup
  • Paneer /cottage cheese – 250 grams
  • Ginger garlic paste- 2tsp
  • Sliced onions- 1
  • Slit green chillies- 4
  • Bay leaves- 2
  • Cloves- 4
  • Cinnamon stick- ½ inch
  • Cardamom pods- 2
  • Turmeric powder- ½ tsp
  • Shah Jeera – 1tsp
  • Garam masala- 1tsp
  • Saffron strands
  • Milk – 4tbsp
  • Ghee- 4tbsp
  • Oil- 1tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Coriander leaves- a handful
  • Mint leaves- a handful

Instructions

  1. Wash and soak the basmati rice for 15 minutes.
  2. First, cut the paneer into small bite-size cubes and keep aside.
  3. Heat a pan with ghee and fry the paneer cubes until they turn into a light golden-brown colour. Keep the cubes aside in a bowl.
  4. Soak saffron strands in 4tbsp of warm milk.
  5. Meanwhile slice the onions, green chillies and keep aside.
  6. Heat a non-stick pan, add ghee, oil once they heat, add shah jeera along with cloves, cinnamon stick, bay leaves and cardamom pods.
  7. Next add the sliced onions, green chillies and sauté them till onions change its colour.
  8. Then add ginger garlic paste and fry till raw smell goes.
  9. Drain the water from the rice and add to the saucepan and mix gently without
  10. breaking the rice and fry for a minute.
  11. Add the fried paneer cubes along with mint and coriander leaves. Mix well.
  12. Add 1 ½ cup hot water and salt according to taste and mix well.
  13. Cover with lid and cook on low flame for 15 minutes or till the rice is cooked.
  14. Then gently fluff up the rice with fork and transfer into a serving plate and enjoy delicious Paneer pulao recipe with a simple raita or any curry.

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